Softball inconsistent in Hawaii, Tennis winning streak ends

first_imgSyracuse will host its first pair of home games after coming up one game short of claiming a tournament title.Over spring break, Syracuse (9-14) played nine games in O’ahu, Hawaii, seven of which were part of the four-day Spring Fling Tournament that ended Saturday. The season-long inconsistency that’s hampered SU surfaced again during the week, as SU went 3-4 in the tournament after splitting a pair of non-tournament games.Clawing back from a 1-3 start to the tournament, SU topped California and Utah in the last day of competition en route to the championship game against Hawaii, where it fell 3-2 in extra innings. Syracuse’s other tournament losses came earlier in the week against Baylor, California and Hawaii. The tournament was preceded by two non-tournament games, where SU lost to Hawaii and picked up a win against East Carolina.On Saturday, SU played three games in fewer than 10 hours. Backed by strong showing at the plate by senior Jasmine Watson and junior Shirley Daniels, Syracuse bested No. 5 Cal for a shot at the tournament title against Hawaii.Sophomore Lindsay Taylor pitched the entirety of what turned out to be a 12-inning standoff against Hawaii during the championship, including six consecutive scoreless innings. Hawaii’s Sharla Kliebenstein homered in the 12th inning, ending what was a 2-2 stalemate. Taylor and Watson received All-Tournament honors.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter 23 consecutive games on the road, Syracuse will open at home with a pair of games against Harvard at the second Duel at the Dome.TennisSyracuse (5-7) lost 4-3 to No. 64 Princeton (8-3) on Sunday morning at Drumlins Country Club. The match ended the Orange’s four-match home winning streak.The Orange won the doubles point, taking two out of three doubles matches. Junior Maddie Kobelt and freshman Brittany Lashway won 8-3 on court one, and sophomore Jimena Wu and freshman Sophia Dzulynsky won the decisive third match on court three.The Orange won its first singles point when Princeton’s Amanda Muliawan withdrew with an injury, but could only muster one more, as sophomore Breanna Bachini won 7-6, 6-4 on court five.The Orange will face Seton Hall and Providence at home in a doubleheader on March 23, then host Army at 1 p.m. at Drumlins on March 27.-Compiled by The Daily Orange Sports staff, [email protected] Comments Published on March 18, 2013 at 1:07 am Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more