Senior Melanie Gettins (pictured) homered in the 5th inning to provide Iona's only run in an 8-1 loss to Virginia Tech in the championship game of the 49er Round Robin in Charlotte, NC today.
All told, it was a pretty good opening weekend for the Gaels, who finished 2-2. Iona left with a .299 team batting average (led by Allyssa James and Erin Kyle, both at .429). Freshman Katie Jansson showed that she's ready for the prime time, and Sarah Jackson picked up a couple of wins.
The Gaels will next be in action on February 26-27 when they play in the Spartan Invitational at Norfolk, VA.