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Softball Drops Doubleheader at No. 25 North Carolina

Filler leads the Eagles this year with a .382 average.

Filler leads the Eagles this year with a .382 average.

March 9, 2013

Game 1 | Game 2

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.  – The Boston College softball team opened up its ACC schedule on Saturday at No. 25 North Carolina - dropping a doubleheader against the Tar Heels, 5-0 and 10-4 respectively.  The Eagles (4-10, 0-2 ACC) have now dropped eight straight games after beginning the season 4-2.

In game one, the Eagles were shut down by Tar Heels ace Lori Spingola (10-4) as her complete game, two hit effort stymied the Eagles en route to a 5-0 victory.  Andrea Filler (2-6) allowed three hits and three earned runs over four innings in the loss for BC.

Haleigh Dickey’s two-run homer in the third inning and Constance Orr’s solo shot in the fifth did the damage for UNC as they tallied their fourth shutout of the season in the win.

Filler and freshman Jessie Daulton recorded the lone hits for the Eagles in game one.

In game two, the Eagles bats were able to manufacture three runs against Tar Heels starter Sara Buchholz and one run against eventual winner Ashley Bone but it wasn’t enough as UNC prevailed, 10-4.

Filler (2-7) once again got the nod on the mound – allowing eight hits and six earned runs over five innings in the loss. Bone improved to 4-1 this season with her two hit, one earned run performance over 3.1 innings.

Tory Speer gave the Eagles an early 1-0 lead as she singled home Megan Cooley in the first.  UNC responded with one in the first and four in the third to take a 5-1 lead. 

Filler helped BC claw back in the fourth as her two run single brought home Cooley and Jessie Daulton to cut the deficit to 5-3.  Filler’s two hits today helped improve on her team-leading .382 average this season (13-for-34).

Dickey struck again for the Tar Heels as she connected on her second homer of the day in the fifth inning.  Annie Sommers’ first hit and RBI of the season in the seventh got one run back but it wasn’t enough as UNC took game two.

Boston College closes out their three-game set at UNC on Sunday at 12 p.m.

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