Chestnut Hill, Mass. -- The University of Maine softball team (17-18) fell behind by four runs and battled back to within one but dropped its decision at Boston College (30-19) by a score of 4-3 on Thursday afternoon. EmJ Fogel (Vienna, Va.) led the Black Bears' offensive attack, going 1-for-3 with two RBI and one run scored.
Boston College tallied the first run of the game when Taylor Coroneos' ground out to third allowed Jessie Daulton to sprint in, giving the Eagles a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second.
The Eagles added a run in the home half of the fourth on Alana DiMaso's lead-off home run.
Boston College's lead grew to 4-0 as it added a pair of runs in the bottom of the fifth. Back-to-back singles started the inning for the Eagles before Nicole Koszowski advanced to third and later scored on a fake bunt attempt. Nicole D'Argento drove in the Eagles' fourth run of the game on an RBI single to right center.
The Black Bears began a comeback in the top of the sixth. With two outs and runners at the corners, Fogel came up with the clutch hit as her RBI double plated both Jessica Burk (Warrenton, Va.) and Felicia Lennon (Brookfield, Conn.). Jean Stevens (Albany, Ore.) kept the rally alive with a single to score Fogel. However, the Eagles escaped without any further damage to maintain a one run lead.
Boston College shut down the Black Bears the rest of the way to take the 4-3 non-conference victory.
Hannah Hill (Fryeburg, Maine) slips to 8-5 on the year as she takes the loss after giving up four runs on eight hits with four strikeouts. Alexis Bogdanovich (South Portland, Maine) tossed a scoreless, no-hit inning in relief for the Black Bears with one strikeout.
Maine closes out the 2014 season with a doubleheader at Bryant on Friday with first pitch schedule for 2 p.m.