UW Finishes Fall Season With Three Wins in New York

Oct. 14, 2007

BROOKLYN, New York - Behind stellar pitching from Caitlin Noble and Aleah Macon, the Washington Huskies softball team finished the fall portion of their 2007-08 season by going 3-0 this weekend in Brooklyn, N.Y. The Huskies won two games on Friday before winning their final game today. On Saturday, the Huskies were able to spend a day touring the city of New York.

In their first game of the trip on Friday, UW defeated Long Island, 2-1, behind Noble's one-hit complete-game performance. The Huskies then defeated Hofstra, 6-1, as Ashley Charters and Morgan Stuart both hit home runs.

Charters home run was a solo shot, while Stuart hit a three-run homer. Macon went the distance against Hofstra, striking out 10. She also went 3-for-3 at the plate.

Washington closed out its trip with a 2-0 win today over Long Island. With no score late in the game, Bailey Stenson drew a two-out walk before Charters hit her second home run of the weekend to give UW all the runs they would need. Noble and Macon teammed up to limit LIU to just two hits.

'The trip gave us a good opportunity to play against two good teams,' UW head coach Heather Tarr said. 'Long Island was legitimately a good team, and Hofstra was as well.'

'It was good to finish the fall on a competitive note. It gave us a chance to gauge the progress we've made throughout the fall against two good teams.'

The trip also gave the Huskies a chance to see some of the great sights of New York city. The team and coaching staff spent much of Saturday traveling around the 'Big Apple.' Among the attractions the team took in was Lincoln Center, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, the former site of the World Trade Center, Battery Park and the Statue of Liberty.

The Huskies finished the day by doing some shopping in the SoHo district, followed by taking in a comedy show at the Gotham Comedy Club.

Washington starts its regular season by traveling to Las Vegas for the Alexis Resort Kickoff tournament from Feb. 8-10, 2008.

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