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Preview: Women’s Tennis vs. FIU

Coming off a historic win over FAU after trailing 3-0, the FGCU women’s tennis team is set to face FIU at home on Sunday, Feb. 4 at 2 p.m. Last season, the Eagles traveled to FIU and faced the 38th ranked team in the country and did not earn a point, as they fell 7-0. The Panthers defeated Kansas State in their opening match and is led by Andrea Lazaro, who was the Conference USA Player of the Season last year. After this match, FGCU will travel to Mercer for a matchup on Feb. 9 in their third dual...

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Eagles sweep season series over Jacksonville

In a battle for the top-spot in the ASUN standings, the Eagles shrugged off a rare conference loss and moved back into sole possession of first place with a 65-63 win over Jacksonville. This win gives them a one game lead over the Dolphins, including the tiebreak, with six games remaining in ASUN play. The Eagles had a two-point lead prior to Jacksonville getting one last possession with less than 35 seconds to go. Erica Nelson forced a turnover and was able to run out the clock after being fouled with two seconds to go. China Dow came one...

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Preview: Men’s Tennis vs. Georgia Southern

Coming in with a 0-4 record, the FGCU tennis team will look for its first win on Saturday, Feb. 3 at 5p.m. the Eagles take on Georgia Southern. This will be the first home dual match of the season and despite the slow start to the season on the road, FGCU has had the ASUN Player of the Week on their team the past two weeks with Felipe Escobar and Felipe Ramirez both taking home the award. Georgia Southern dropped the opening match of the season to Mercer 5-2 but was 19-12 last season and fell to South Alabama...

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Johnson earns ASUN Player of the Week

For the third time in his career, Zach Johnson was named ASUN Player of the Week after his dominating performances versus UNF and Jacksonville. Johnson averaged 18.5 points, 4 rebounds,3 assists, and 2.5 steals in the two games helping the Eagles build a two-game lead in the ASUN standings. The Eagles also hold the tiebreaker. In a rematch against the Ospreys last Thursday, the Eagles were missing two of their starters in Brandon Goodwin and Ricky Doyle due to suspension; Johnson scored 19 points to lead the Eagles to a 96-87 win. He followed that up with 18 points...

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FGCU climbs into top 25 in USA Coaches Poll

Coming in as the top-ranked mid major team in the country, the FGCU women’s basketball team has cracked the top 25 in the USA Coaches Poll for the first time since the 2014-2015 season. The Eagles have a perfect 6-0 record in conference play and currently sit at 20-3 on the season. Both the men and women’s teams are the only school in the nation that has both teams unbeaten in conference. FGCU received 40 votes, which was only 14 votes shy of Oklahoma and are higher ranked than former National Champion Stanford as well as ACC schools and...

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Moynihan and Novak sweep CCSA Swimming awards

After helping the Eagles defeat defending C-USA champions FIU 154-156, both Rebecca Moynihan and Mellisa Novak were picked as the CCSA Swimmer and Diver of the Week respectively. Moynihan swam in four events and picked up first place finishes in three of them:50 and 100meter freestyle as well as anchoring the 200-meter free relay to a first-place finish. She helped the Eagles finish 33rd in the 200-yard medley relay. Alone, she picked up 18 points for her team in the individual races and 13 in the two relays she appeared in. Her time of 23.25 in the 50-meter free...

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Eagles sit alone in first place following win against Jacksonville

With first place on the line between the lone remaining unbeaten teams in the ASUN conference, the FGCU women’s team defeated Jacksonville 63-58 and sit in first place alone. With under two minutes to go, the Dolphins trailed by three but missed four straight free throws and had three chances at tying the game at 61 with a trio of three pointers. Theycould not tie the game and ended up missing their last five threes. FGCU would hang on for the five-point win following a pair of Erica Nelson’s free throws. The Eagles were led in scoring by Nelson,...

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Preview: Women’s basketball vs. Jacksonville

The FGCU women’s basketball team will return home on Saturday, Jan. 20 at 4 p.m. to face off against Jacksonville. Both these teams were predicted to finish in the top three of the ASUN standings with FGCU predicted to head back to the NCAA tournament. FGCU has won 20 of the 23 meetings, but Jacksonville did beat FGCU two seasons ago in the ASUN Championship game. This win advanced the Dolphins to the NCAA Tournament which ended a streak of 18 straight wins for FGCU. Following this game, the Eagles will host UNF on Thursday, Feb. 1 with tipoff...

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Preview: Women’s swim vs. FIU

Returning home for the first time since the beginning of January, the FGCU swimming and diving team is set to face FIU on Saturday, Jan. 27. The Eagles come in with a record of 6-2 and will be racing in their last match before the CCSA Championship from Feb. 14-17. FIU will be coming off a win versus Nova Southeastern and is 7-3 on the season. The last time these two teams met was roughly a year ago when FGCU came away with a close 152-148 win over the Panthers. Next, the Eagles will have a two week break...

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Eagles earn 300th career win with road win over UNF

Without FGCU’s leading scorer Brandon Goodwin and staring center Ricky Doyle from suspension, as well as RaySean Scott from a concussion, the FGCU men’s basketball still managed to pull of the road win over UNF 96-87. The trop of players the Eagles missed have combined to make 40 starts and average over 30 points a game, FGCU had big time performances from a pair of guys who stepped up in Christian Carlyle and Brady Ernst. Carlyle had 17 on six for 10 shooting from the field, and Ernst added 10 points in 20 minutes of action. The leading scorer...

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