NEWPORT, R.I. - Salve Regina University athletics resumes its summer series with a daily flashback to the top five moments of 2016-17 for each of its 19 varsity sports. Beginning with Memorial Day (Monday, May 29, 2017) and finishing with the final day of August, 95 moments (19 x 5) will be shared to relive the most exciting happenings of the most recent Seahawk season.
Salve Regina topped host Springfield, 7-4, in the opening contest of the 2017 NCAA Division III Championship Tournament Regional.
Sophomore Emily Woznick (Sandy Hook, Conn.) led the Seahawks in the batters box, as she recorded five RBI in the game, including a three-run home run in the top of the seventh inning. Woznick's home run on Friday marked the eighth of the season and the 11th of her career. In the circle for Springfield College, junior pitcher Talia Loda (East Haven, Conn.) finished pitching 6.1 innings, giving up eight hits while striking out a pair. For the Seahawks, Kelsey Boarman (North Dighton, Mass.) had a strong outing, pitching a complete game, holding the Pride to three hits while striking out three.
Salve Regina took a two-run lead in the top of the third inning when Woznick roped a ball into right field, plating Francesca Galeazzi (Lynn, Mass.) and Lindsey Florent (New Bedford, Mass.). The Pride responded in the bottom half of the frame when Carianna Gasdia (Wakefield, Mass.) drew a walk, before Kirsten Drobiak (Griswold, Conn.) moved her to third with a single to right. Next up, Allie Wheeler (Agawam, Mass.) grounded out to second, but Gasdia was able to cross to cut Springfield College's deficit in half.
The Seahawks regained its two-run lead in the top of the fourth inning when Galeazzi reached on a fielder's choice, allowing Lexi Soucie (North Easton, Mass.) to come home from third, giving Salve Regina a 3-1 lead.
Salve Regina University
Salve Regina athletics sponsors 20 NCAA Division III varsity sports for men and women. The Seahawks compete in the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC - baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, field hockey, football, men's ice hockey, men's and women's lacrosse, men's and women's soccer, softball, men's and women's tennis, women's track and field, women's volleyball), New England Hockey Conference (NEHC - women's ice hockey), New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association (NEISA - sailing). Beginning in 2017-18, Salve Regina will also sponsor equestrian as a varsity sport, and adds junior varsity programs for baseball and men's lacrosse.