Friday, May 13, 2011
Gaels Advance To Championship Saturday
The Iona Gaels eliminated Marist and advanced out of the losers bracket Friday in Poughkeepsie, NY.
Sarah Jackson breezed through Iona's second game of the day with a 9-0 win over the Red Foxes; she struck out 6 while allowing only one hit. Iona had a big 3rd inning, highlighted by Melanie Gettins' 3 run home run. Katie Jansson doubled home a pair before that, and Iona had a 5-0 lead. Chelsea Sheehan capped off a great Friday by hitting a 3 run homer in the 7th inning.
Iona will now play #1 Fairfield Saturday for the MAAC Championship. They will have to beat the Stags twice to win it all. Marist ends their dream season with a 33-22 season; they won 23 more games than they did in 2010.