This Week in Blue Hens Athletics History

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SOFTBALL: Delaware Sweeps Doubleheader from Villanova

March 24, 2005

NEWARK, Del.  -- Joanna Zola struck out seven and scattered four hits on her way to a complete game victory and added a solo home run in the first inning to lead the University of Delaware softball squad to a 5-1 victory over Villanova and a sweep of their non-league doubleheader at Delaware Field.

In the opener, Delaware junior catcher Missy Hukill went 3 for 4 with four runs batted in and pitcher Kathy Tucci won her third game of the season to lead the Hens to a 9-1 victory.

In the opener, Zola improved to 2-1 on the season as she scattered four hits and went 2 for 3 at the plate, including her solo home run with two outs in the first inning. Freshman third baseman Desiree Grill went 1 for 3 and scored a run to aid the offense.

In the nightcap, Tucci allowed just two hits and struck out two batters on the way to her third straight victory. She also went 2 for 4 with two runs scored and an RBI at the plate.

Hukill knocked in a career-high four runs thanks to a two-run single in the second inning and a two-run triple in the sixth.

Laura Domnick also went 2 for 3 and scored two runs to join in the effort in the second game.