CHANTILLY, VA -- It's was a team effort Monday night as Jessica Moore homered, LaDonia Hughes scored a pair of runs, Courtney Bures came up with big plays defensively and Desiree Serrano took care of business from the circle as Washington downed Philadelphia 4-2 to earn sole possession of first place in the NPF.
No one player can take full credit for the Glory's win as Nicole Barber put down a bunt single in the first inning to put a pair of runners on base and scored the second run for the Glory. Oli Keohohou, hit by a pitch in the fifth after fouling a pitch off her leg, stayed in the game despite taking a few balls off the body. Amber Jackson delivered the big two-run single in the first inning to put the Glory ahead. Sara Larquier took charge at third base. Leah English smashed a 3-1 pitch to left-center in the sixth to try to spark a rally. Callista Balko came in when Callie Piper took a foul ball off the hand in the fourth inning. It truely was a team effort for the Glory.
Moore's third-inning home run was her third of the season and proved to be the eventual game-winner and Serrano improved to 8-5 on the season, striking out five while her counterpart Katie Burkhart fell to 9-4 on the season, striking out eight.
The teams have Tuesday off before venturing up I-95 to Allentown, Pennsylvania to finish this eight-game series which concludes Saturday. The Glory will be back home August 8 at 7:05 p.m. against the Akron Racers at the Westfield Softball Complex. It will be the last series the Glory play at Westfield before moving back to George Mason University for the 2009 season.