Huskies Drop Pair of Games in Las Vegas

Feb. 9, 2008

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LAS VEGAS - Marnie Koziol went 3-for-4 and the Washington Huskies pounded out 10 hits on Saturday night but they fell to host UNLV, 7-4, at the Sportco Spring Kick-off Classic. Washington (2-1) suffers its first loss of the season while the Rebels improve to 2-1.

Koziol had three singles in each of her first three at-bats and drove in a run in the Huskies' three-run fourth inning, and Bailey Stenson was 2-for-4, including a two RBI-single in the fourth inning.

UNLV shortstop Jaci Hull went 2-for-3, hitting two home runs, including a grand slam in the second inning. Hull added a solo shot in the bottom of the fifth to give the Rebels their seventh run of the game. She finished with five RBI, one game after blasting a grand slam and two-run home run against Loyola-Chicago.

Freshman Aleah Macon made her debut in the circle for the Huskies and gave up five hits. She settled down after giving up five walks in the first two innings, finishing with six for the game. Only one of the Rebels seven runs was earned.

UNLV benefited from three UW errors, two of them coming in the second inning. Both of those errors allowed Hull to come to bat with the bases loaded and the sophomore delivered with a grand slam.

Alicia Blake, Lauren Greer, Caitlin Noble and Dani Stuart each had a hit for the Huskies, who are batting .321 as a team through the first three games of the season.

The Huskies also dropped an exhibition game on Saturday to the Canadian National Team, 7-3. Team Canada features Husky junior Danielle Lawrie, who is redshirting this season as she competes for her native country at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China. Lawrie did not make an appearance in the game.

Washington closes out the tournament with a 3 p.m. game against UNLV tomorrow.

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