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Women’s basketball secures second ASUN win

The FGCU women’s basketball team secured their second ASUN win over NJIT Saturday night with a 90-66 victory. This win also marks its season-best winning streak at six for the Eagles. Jessica Cattani led the team offensively with 16 points, shooting 5-for-8 from behind the arc. Meanwhile, Erica Nelson, Nasrin Ulel, Rosemarie Julien and China Dow each added 13 points. “Almost every time she was open, she knocked down a shot,” FGCU head coach Karl Smesko said about Cattani’s performance. “She was a big spark to the offense. We shot the ball ok, not great from three, and that...

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Men’s basketball remains perfect in ASUN play with win over NJIT

On Saturday night the NJIT Highlanders traveled to Fort Myers to face the FGCU men’s basketball team in continuation of ASUN conference play. The Eagles came out on top 68-54 with their third straight ASUN victory. After a slow start offensively for both teams, NJIT held a 17-15 lead with eight minutes remaining in the opening half. However, a 9-0 run from the Eagles that led to an eventual 14-2 run, gave FGCU some cushion with only three minutes left of the half. FGCU went into the half leading by eight points with a score of 36-28.  At the...

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Women’s tennis at FGCU Spring Invite

The FGCU women’s tennis team will host its annual three-day FGCU Spring Invite. Play is set to begin Saturday, January 13th and conclude on Monday, January 15th at the FGCU Tennis Complex. The teams participating in this invite will be South Carolina, Denver, Rice, Ole Miss and Kansas. This will be the first time the Eagles will play since November when they competed in the Dick Vitale Invitational. There, Julia Ascúa’s back draw singles title highlighted the invite. South Carolina last competed in the Kitty Harrison Invitational where Carolina picked up 10-11 matches the first day and six matches...

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Preview: Men’s basketball vs NJIT

The men’s basketball team will finish up their home stand hosting NJIT Saturday, January 13th. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. at Alico Arena. This will be the final game at home before the Eagles head on the road for the next three ASUN games. NJIT comes into this game with an overall record of 8-8 with their first ASUN win over USC Upstate, 98-87. Last season, these teams met twice with both games favoring the Eagles. The first game ended with a score of 84-71 in favor of FGCU, while the second finished 80-73. Next, the Eagles will...

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Preview: Women’s basketball vs NJIT

The FGCU women’s basketball team will continue their seven-game home stand hosting NJIT. Play is set for Saturday, January 13th with tipoff at 4 p.m. The Eagles will be coming off a dominant performance against Stetson. FGCU defeated the Hatters 80-40 in the conference play opener. NJIT will be coming into this season with an overall record of 2-14 with their most recent loss to USC Upstate in their first conference game. The Highlanders suffered a tough 57-95 loss to the Spartans. Last season, the Eagles defeated the Highlanders twice by 20 and 30-point deficits. Next, FGCU will continue...

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Men’s basketball earns two victories at home

In their first two home games in nearly two weeks, the FGCU men’s basketball team hosted Florida Memorial and Florida Tech. Both games ended with dominant victories for the Eagles, putting the team back on a winning streak. The Eagles first hosted Florida Memorial Friday night, which ended in favor of FGCU, 76-42. Zach Johnson finished the game with a game-best of 19, just two short of reaching 1,000 for his career. Michael Gilmore reached double-figure points with 10, while Brandon Goodwin finished with 11 points and a team-high five rebounds. The Eagles strong shooting is what won the...

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Men’s basketball suffers third loss at home

In the last game before the Eagles hit the road for a three-game run, the FGCU men’s basketball team suffered a disappointing 83-64 loss to Oral Roberts Saturday night. With a slow start and inability to recover all night, the Eagles recorded their third-straight home game loss. “Oral Roberts were the aggressors all game; they had more energy, and energy finds the ball,” FGCU head coach Joe Dooley said. “It was an abysmal performance by us, partly created by them and partly created by us. I apologize to our fans – they shouldn’t have to put up with watching...

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Women’s basketball goes 1-3 at PLAY4KAY Showcase

The FGCU women’s basketball team traveled to Las Vegas to take part in the PLAY4KAY Shootout over the Thanksgiving weekend. The Eagles went 1-3 at the tournament with their only win over DePaul on Thursday. The Eagles suffered a tough 65-104 loss to Ohio State Friday night and then finished the tournament with a close 65-75 loss to Belmont University. FGCU started the three-day tournament against DePaul, earning an 89-84 win in overtime. China Dow led the team with a total of 26 points and three steals. After a strong performance against DePaul, the team then fell victim to...

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Volleyball finishes runner up in second straight ASUN Championship

Following a 3-0 win over No. 6 USC Upstate, the No. 3 FGCU volleyball team swept No. 2 Jacksonville to advance to the ASUN Championship for the second year in a row. FGCU and Kennesaw State will each look for its program’s first ASUN championship and the place in the NCAA Tournament. “I think it looked a little bit like yesterday where there was a gradual improvement from set to set,” FGCU head coach Matt Botsford said. “A lot of positive things. Snowy was fantastic and Amanda did a great job coming through attacking wise. I think our blocking...

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Women’s basketball goes 2-0 at Akron Classic

The FGCU women’s basketball team headed to Akron, Ohio to take part in the Akron Classic. The Eagles took on Kent State Friday night and then continued play the following day against Akron. Nasrin Ulel led the team, averaging 18 points, three rebounds and three assists over the past two games and was named Most Outstanding Player of the Akron Classic. Tytionia Adderly was also named to the All-Akron Classic team after averaging nine points, 7.5 rebounds, two assists and 3.5 steals per game. The team took down Kent State 80-62 in the opener of the Akron Classic following...

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