DePaul softball jumped in front 4-0 early and cruised to a 7-3 win in the second half of a doubleheader on Friday at Creighton.
Freshman Nicole Pihl launched a three-run homer in the first inning to stake DePaul to an early lead and the Blue Demons went on to a 6-4 win at Creighton on Friday afternoon.
Coming off a 5-3 comeback win over Illinois, in which head coach Eugene Lenti won his 1,200th career game, the Blue Demons head to Omaha, Neb. to face Creighton as conference opponents for the first time ever.
Head coach Eugene Lenti got a milestone win and his softball program provided a big-time comeback against in-state rival Illinois on Wednesday, plating four in the seventh inning to win 5-3.
Coming off a 5-0 week against Illinois State, Loyola and Georgetown, the Blue Demons travel to Illinois for a midweek non-conference game in Champaign, Ill.
Mary Connolly and Kirsten Verdun both played starring roles in DePaul softball's 5-0 run last week and were named BIG EAST Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, on Monday.