The Boston College softball team dropped 2 games to Notre Dame this weekend, picking up 1 win in the 3 game series. The losses dropped the Eagles from 2nd to 4th in the ACC standings.
BC struggled in the series opener, losing 7-3 on Friday night. The Eagles got off to a hot start, going up 3-0 in the first inning. Tatiana Cortez hit a 2-run homer for the 2nd and 3rd runs of the inning, while the first run was scored by Annie Murphy off a Chloe Sharabba double. Unfortunately for the Eagles, Notre Dame would go on to score a total of 7 runs over the 4th and 5th innings, while BC was held scoreless.
The Eagles came back in game 2, staging a 5 run comeback to earn a 6-5 victory. The teams came out of the first inning tied at 1, but Notre Dame took a big 5-1 lead after scoring 4 runs in the third. BC cut the lead to 2 with 2 runs in the fifth, and took over the game by scoring 3 times in the seventh. The winning run was an unearned run, scored by Cortez on a single by Allyson Moore.
Sunday’s game was another close one, but the Eagles ultimately fell by a score of 10-9. BC got off to a 4-0 lead in the second, but allowed 3 runs in the third and 6 in the fourth, ending the fourth inning with a 9-7 deficit. The Eagle tied things up in the sixth, but Notre Dame took home the win thanks to a single RBI in the seventh. Cortez and Jordan Chimento both homered in the loss, and Sharabba scored BC’s 8th run thanks to a walk.
BC and Notre Dame finished the regular season at 4th and 5th in the ACC respectively and will face off in the first round of the ACC tournament on Thursday in Chapel Hill, NC.