got revenge in a big way.
Alyssa Maiese fired a no-hitter, with 12 strikeouts and one walk, as the Minutemaids churned out a 5-0 win over visiting Cherokee in an Olympic Conference American Division softball game yesterday.
Cherokee knocked off Washington Township, 4-2, in Saturday's semifinal round of the Rancocas Valley Elite Tournament. The Chiefs, who went on to win the title, didn't fare as well against Maiese this time around.
The senior fireballer was overpowering en route to her seventh win of the spring.
Senior first baseman Tori DiMento had two of Township's five hits in the game.
In other Olympic action:
Lenape overcame a two-run deficit to keep its unbeaten record intact with a 5-3 win at Eastern. Winning pitcher Jamie Moir and Amanda Gilligan combined for four of Lenape's eight hits and three runs scored.
Alex Rocco homered in the sixth and Bishop Eustace took advantage of a fielding error to score another run in the seventh en route to a 2-1 victory at Paul VI. Kia Dooley scattered eight hits and struck out seven to pick up the win. Bernadette Dooley singled home Paul VI's lone run in the seventh, but the Eagles couldn't get the equalizer.
Shawnee utilized nine unanswered runs and a strong pitching performance by Emily Pagnotta to post a 9-1 win at Winslow Township. Pagnotta scattered three singles and fanned nine for the Renegades.
Jordan Banner went 4 for 4 with three RBIs and backed the strong two-hit pitching of Kristen Rienstra (11 strikeouts) during Cherry Hill West's 10-2 triumph at Pennsauken. Allison Kleeman went 3 for 3 with two RBIs and Laura Maier added two hits and three runs scored for the Lions.
Burlington County. After Holy Cross pushed three runs across to tie the game in the bottom of the seventh, Delran notched the decisive run in the eighth as the Bears climbed back into the Patriot Division title race with a 6-5 road win. Cait Suter had a key two-run triple for Holy Cross. Amanda Howard led Holy Cross with three hits and three RBIs.
Jamie Gasko and Steph Thomas combined for a one-hitter and 11 strikeouts as Cinnaminson pinned an 11-1 loss on visiting Medford Tech. Danielle Sailor paced the Pirates' offense with three RBIs.
Molly Dixon went 3 for 3 with two doubles, a triple and two runs scored to spark New Egypt's 10-0 home win against Maple Shade. Emily Straniero chipped in two hits and three runs scored for the Warriors.
Palmyra took a 3-0 lead into the fourth inning and held off a late charge for a 3-2 victory at Burlington City. Winning pitcher Kristin Furter recorded seven strikeouts for the Panthers.
Colonial. Bridget Settles went 3 for 3 and scored the winning run in the eighth inning on a passed ball as Haddon Township turned away Cherry Hill East, 3-2. Jess Bridgeford, who pinch-ran for Lauren Vacca after a leadoff double in the seventh, scored the tying run. Township's Chelsea Bond, who yielded two runs in the first, logged seven shutout innings to finish the game.
Tri-County. Callie Emel twirled a three-hitter with five strikeouts as visiting Salem silenced Clayton, 7-0. Jordan Cline went 3 for 3 with two RBIs for the Rams.
Cape-Atlantic. Laura Cardone's ground-rule double in the ninth inning brought home the decisive run as Millville dispatched Ocean City, 2-1. Kaitlyn Cox posted her first win in dominating fashion, striking out a career-high 13.
Arielle Bruno's two-out, RBI single capped a three-run sixth inning and lifted Sacred Heart to a 3-1 upset of visiting Buena.
Samantha DiPompo went 5 for 5 with five runs scored and six RBIs as St. Joseph hammered out a 24-0 home win against Our Lady of Mercy.
Megan Low delivered a key two-run double, one of her three hits, to lift Atlantic City to a 4-2 victory at Oakcrest.