By Conor Hurley
Just because this has been the best season in Syracuse University Softball's history doesn't mean the road to a Big East Championship or the NCAA Tournament is going to be easy.
The Pittsburgh Panthers cemented that fact in the first round of the Big East Tournament.
After being shutout in the first six innings and being down by one going into the bottom of the seventh, the Orange were lifted to victory via the bat of Junior Lisaira Daniels.
Daniels' single to left field in the bottom of the seventh drove home freshmen Shirley Daniels and Kealy McMullen, ending the game 2-1.
"It feels awesome just to know that I was in that situation to do that for my teammates," Lasaira Daniels said. "One thing about us is that we never give up, we never stop fighting."
The Orange will continue their journey to the Big East Championship in the semi-finals vs. DePaul.