By LISA AWAITEY
The Cornell Softball team faced off against Ivy Champ Penn in two doubleheaders this weekend. The Red split the first pair of games on Saturday and fell to the Quakers in two close contests on Sunday. The weekend leaves Cornell at 13-19 overall (5-5 Ivy) and third in the Ivy League South Division.
The first game marked a loss for the Red. Penn’s junior pitcher Alexis Borden pitched a shutout, holding Cornell to two hits and no runs to cap the game 9-0 in just five innings.
However, the Red returned the favor in game two of the series, winning with an impressive nine runs, keeping Penn to only two hits and forcing an error for a 9-0 victory.
According to sophomore outfielder Michiko McGivney, the Red has the raw talent to achieve positive results but must execute in order to take home wins.
“We have the talent to win our division at all facets — pitching, defense, and offense,” McGivney said. “We can’t hope for a win, hope for a hit against Borden or hope they don’t hit the ball off our pitchers. There is no hoping in sports. If we want to win, we have to physically make it happen.”
MONICA SUH / SUN CONTRIBUTORSenior Christina Villalon helped the Red edge out Penn in game two of the first doubleheader, closing the contest with an RBI single and driving in two runs.