Luckie Reaches 500th Win; Pioneers Split Sunday

Charlotte, N.C. (February 24, 2013)—Co-Head Coach Elizabeth Luckie collects her 500th career win as the Sacred Heart Softball team split Sunday with their first win of the season 2-0 over Western Carolina before falling 3-0 to UNC Charlotte. Nicole Sidor (West Vancouver, BC) pitched seven shutout innings and hit a homerun in the first game, and went 2-3 against UNC Charlotte.

Annie Dreher (Saugus, Calif.) and Jade Bowins (Federick, Md.) both went 2-3 in the win over Western Carolina. Bowins got the first hit of the game in the first inning with a single before Dreher knocked her in with a double for the Pioneers' first run. In the bottom of the fifth, winning pitcher Sidor helped herself with a solo shot capping of Sacred Heart's scoring.

Charlotte's Chelsea Lisikatos held Sacred Heart scoreless and to just seven hits in the latter game. Sidor, Kacie Wentworth and Justine Sibthorp all went 2-3 against Lisikatos, but it wasn't enough. Rookie Wentworth made her collegiate debut in the circle. In two innings, she gave up both of the 49ers runs and struck out one. Taylor Lane (Lisbon, Conn.) and Adrianna Mallory (Pine Bush, N.Y.) came in in relief tossing two innings each. Lane struck out two.

The Pioneers travel to Kissimmee, Fl. next week to play in the annual Rebel Games.