The Cayuga Community College Softball Team played a stronger game Sunday against Paul D. Camp Community College, but the Spartans still came up short against the Hurricanes.
The Spartans played solid, mistake-free ball for the first few innings before fielding miscues helped the Hurricanes to an 8-0 win. The loss puts Cayuga's record at 0-3 after the weekend road trip.
"They're a solid team, and it's a good learning experience for us to play them. We definitely played better today than we did Saturday," said Cayuga Coach Chris Amoia. "In these first few games, we haven't put it together yet, but obviously it's still early in the season."
The Spartans played well early, trailing just 3-0 going into the fourth inning. A few fielding mistakes, though, allowed the Hurricanes to take a 7-0 lead in the fourth.
Kyra Cottrill started for Cayuga, with Deanna Shackleton finishing the last few innings.
"We just couldn't get the bats going today," said Amoia. "Right now we're learning how to play as a team, and we haven't been on the field much because it's still early spring. Once we get playing more games and get on the field more, we should be fine."
The Spartans are off for almost two weeks until they travel to Lehigh Carbon Community College for a doubleheader on March 21. Game times are noon and 2:30 p.m.