Danielle Burke needed to be rock solid on the mound and get terrific defensive support from her teammates against powerful Benedictine (26-4). That game plan worked to perfection as Concordia (24-7 overall and 14-2 in the NAC) defeated the Eagles 1-0 in the first game of Friday's doubleheader.
The visitors' Brittany Adcox allowed only two CUW hits but an unearned second inning run dropped BU, 15-1 in league play, from the ranks of the NAC unbeaten.
Concordia's Stephanie Kramer doubled and scored on an error for the game's lone tally.
Burke, meanwhile, was in hot water throughout as she allowed 8 hits and walked 3, but the Falcon defense was flawless. The game ended appropriately on a double play line out with the tying and winning runs on base for Benedictine.
Falcon softball splits crucial doubleheader