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Preview: Baseball at NJIT for three-game series

The FGCU baseball team continues its road trip as the Eagles travel to New Jersey to face the NJIT Highlanders for a three-game series starting on Friday, April 28 at 6 p.m. This will be the first time this season the Eagles verse NJIT, as these teams have only faced off a total of three times since the Highlanders joined the ASUN. Last season, FGCU swept a three-game series over NJIT at Swanson Stadium, outscoring them 20-9 in the series. Garrett Anderson and Mario Leon started two of those games with Leon getting a win against the Highlanders. The...

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Preview: Softball at USF for double header

The FGCU softball team heads to USF for a double header on Thursday, April 27, starting at 5 p.m. with the second game immediately following. The Eagles come in with a record of 22-24 and sit in fifth place in the ASUN. The Bulls are 29-21 and are coming off a three-game sweep over Memphis this past weekend. FGCU has lost six-straight games against USF, including a 6-0 loss in their last meeting. Riley Randolph and Taylor Wade will likely be on the mound for the Eagles. On the offensive side, Kelsey Huff continues to lead FGCU as she...

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FGCU baseball drops games two and three to UNF

Looking to rebound from their two losses during the week against FIU and series-opening loss against UNF, the FGCU baseball team’s losing skid continued as they were swept by the Ospreys in Jacksonville. The Eagles lost 8-2, and 10-5, as FGCU is now 4-8 in conference play after only losing three times in their first 27 games of the year. Down 6-2 in the eighth on Saturday, the Eagles had the bases loaded and one out, but for the second time on the afternoon, the Eagles left them loaded without scoring. Josh Dye got the start for the Eagles...

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FGCU men’s tennis team claims ASUN Championship with victory over Lipscomb

In a weekend of multiple rain-delayed matches and a semifinal victory that ended at 3 a.m., the No. 4 FGCU men’s tennis team defeated No. 6 Lipscomb 4-2 to win the ASUN Championship. Defeating No. 5 USC Upstate and No. 1 UNF en route to claiming their second ASUN Championship in the last three seasons, the Eagles victory on Sunday secured their spot in the NCAA Tournament. “I knew today was going to be a really tough match,” said FGCU head coach CJ Webber. “I said that yesterday when they asked me about the matchup and Lipscomb got a...

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FGCU baseball drops third-straight game

In the first game of its nine-game road trip, the FGCU baseball team dropped its third-straight game falling to UNF 6-3 in Jacksonville. Down 6-3 entering the ninth inning, the Eagles loaded the bases with nobody out, but the combination of Taylor Dupont and Matthew Naylor pulled out the save with a ground out and a double play, handing Kutter Crawford his first loss of the year. For the third-straight game, FGCU fell behind in the first inning as UNF plated two runs in the first on just one hit. Spencer Levine got the Eagles on the board a...

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Preview: Softball at Kennesaw State for three-game series

The FGCU softball team will head to Kennesaw State for the start of a three-game series on Saturday, April 22 at 1 p.m. with the Owls. The Eagles come into this game with a conference record of 3-6 having lost five of their last seven ASUN matches. The Owls come in with over 30 wins this year and is 7-5 in conference play. These two teams met five times last year with the Eagles winning four times. Next, the Eagles will take on USF in a doubleheader Thursday, April 27 at 5...

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Preview: Women’s tennis hosts ASUN Championship

After claiming its first ASUN regular season title, the FGCU women’s tennis team gets set to host the ASUN Championship starting on Friday, April 21 at the FGCU Tennis Complex. Coming into the tournament as the No. 11 seed, the Eagles will face the winner of No. 4 Stetson and No. 5 Lipscomb on Saturday, April 22. FGCU defeated both the Hatters and the Bisons earlier on in the season with 6-1 victories over them. Laura Falceto Font and Breana Stampfli are unbeaten in conference play at 6-0, and they will look to lead the Eagles in the ASUN...

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Preview: Men’s tennis at ASUN Championship

The No. 4 FGCU men’s tennis team gets set to face off against No. 5 USC Upstate in the first round of the ASUN Championship at 5 p.m. Friday, April 21 at the FGCU Tennis Complex. One of the Eagles three conference wins came against the Spartans, as FGCU defeated USC Upstate 4-3 in Spartanburg, South Carolina on March 29. Felipe Ramirez and Javier Fernandez both come in with a team-best 5-1 record in conference play for the Eagles. The winner of this match will face unbeaten UNF on Saturday, April...

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FGCU baseball takes two of three for first conference series win

In their second-to-last home series of the year, the FGCU baseball team claimed its first ASUN series win on Saturday, defeating USC Upstate on April 14 and 15 at Swanson Stadium. “It’s big anytime you get a series win; it’s huge,” Nick Rivera said. “Definitely for the locker room for our guys to get confidence going into FIU on Tuesday and then getting back into the conference vs. North Florida. We feel we’ve been playing real bad as an offense, letting our pitchers down.” On Friday, the Eagles fell behind early 1-0 behind Josh Dye, as the Eagles weren’t...

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Preview: Softball at FIU for double-header

The FGCU softball team will head to Miami on Wednesday, April 19 for a double-header with the FIU Panthers. The Eagles come into this game on a five-game losing streak after being swept in their two-previous series. FIU comes in with a record of 34-11, but have only lost two games at home this season. The Eagles hold a 7-14 career record verse the Panthers and already suffered a 6-1 loss to FIU earlier this season. Despite coming in on a skid, the Eagles have four players hitting above .330 including Kelsey Huff who is hitting .407. Also, Raquel Fournet’s 36...

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