TAMPA, Fla. – USF dropped an 11-inning heartbreaker to Hofstra in game one of the NCAA Super Regional at the USF Softball Stadium in Tampa, Fla., losing 2-1. The Bulls will look to even the series during game two on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. with an if-necessary game schedule for 5 p.m. The NCAA Super Regionals are a best-of-three series with the winner advancing to the Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City, Okla., May 31 – June 6.
The Bulls scored their only run in the third inning when a sacrifice bunt by senior Jessica Mouse sent sophomore Courtney Goff home. The run tied the game at 1-1, a score that held through the 11th inning.
The Pride finally broke the tie in the top of the 11th inning with a single up the middle by Michelle Lavagnino that scored D.J. Slugh.
USF sophomore Sara Nevins recorded the loss for the Bulls, who fall to 48-12 on the season. Olivia Galati picked up the win for the Pride, who improve to 42-13.
USF is hosting a Super Regional for the first time in school history and is looking for its first trip to the Women’s College World Series.