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FGCU baseball defeats Sacred Heart to earn first series win of the season

Playing in its final game of a four-game series against Sacred Heart, the FGCU baseball team defeated the Pioneers 5-1 on Sunday, claiming its first series win of the season. Kutter Crawford made his debut for the Eagles going six innings, allowing one run on two hits, striking out 11. “I thought Crawford was excellent,” FGCU head Coach Dave Tollett said. “Anytime you strike out 11 in six innings, that takes a little pressure of the defense. I thought his stuff was electric. I thought it was special. If this is going to be the Kutter we get every...

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Preview: FGCU women’s basketball at NJIT

The FGCU women’s basketball team heads to Newark, New Jersey, to face NJIT in its final conference road game of the regular season on Monday, Feb. 20 at 7:00 p.m. The Eagles were winners back in January when they faced NJIT, defeating the Highlanders 73-53. Despite shooting below 35 percent from the floor as a team, Haley Laughter led the team with 20 points coming off the bench for the Eagles. Leading the Highlanders in their loss against the Eagles, Alana Dudley finished with 17 points. The Eagles have won all four of their matchups against the Highlanders since...

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FGCU baseball scores a combined 22 runs in double header victories over Sacred Heart

Playing in a doubleheader against Sacred Heart, the FGCU baseball team rebounded from its opening-day loss with a 13-8 victory in game one, and a 9-3 victory in game two. Now ahead 2-1 in their four-game series against the Pioneers, the Eagles scored a combined 22 runs to earn their first and second victories of the season. In game one, the Eagles were down 6-0 through four innings, but the Eagles managed to come from behind and win on a two three run home runs by Julio Gonzalez and Richie Garcia to erase a six-run deficit and help the...

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FGCU baseball opens up campaign with loss to Sacred Heart

The FGCU Baseball Team kicked off the 2017 season at Swanson Stadium with a loss to Sacred Heart 10-5. After going 27-32 a season ago, the Eagles welcomed three freshmen into their lineup as well as the return of senior Nick Rivera, who missed most of last year with an injury. This was the fifth time these two teams have met with the Eagles, winning three of the first four games. Sacred Heart’s only win prior to Friday night was back in 2010, when Chris Sale started for the Eagles. Mario Leon got the start for the Eagles and...

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Preview: FGCU women’s basketball at USC Upstate

The FGCU women’s basketball team will head back out on the road to face off against USC Upstate for the second time this season on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 5:00 p.m. The last time these two teams met was in Fort Myers where the Eagles won 93-43.  The Eagles had five different players in double figures that game, led by Erica Nelson’s 18 points. Leading the way on offense in their loss, Raven Jefferson scored 22 of the Spartans’ 43 points. As the ASUN regular-season winds down, the Eagles will look for a big road win and hope to...

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Preview: FGCU men’s basketball vs. Lipscomb

The FGCU men’s basketball team returns to Alico Arena where it will take on the Lipscomb Bisons on Thursday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. The Bisons come into this game right behind the Eagles, with a second-place standing, in the ASUN conference. These two teams met earlier this year in Nashville where the Eagles came away with an 84-80 win over the Bisons. Zack Johnson led the Eagles in scoring with 23 points on Jan. 14. Josh Williams had 24 points for the Bisons. These teams have played 18 previous times with Lipscomb winning 10 of the 18 games....

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Preview: FGCU women’s basketball vs. UNF

The FGCU women’s basketball team is set to host the UNF Ospreys on Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. The Eagles come into this game coming off their first loss in ASUN play to Jacksonville 73-65 Saturday evening. These two teams met less than a week ago when the Eagles went to North Florida and were victorious with a score of 68-51. The Eagles led by 26 points after just 20 minutes, but the lead shrunk after the Ospreys outscored the Eagles 14-2 in the third quarter. Rosemarie Julien and Jordan Alexander both finished with 13 points. The Eagles...

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Preview: FGCU women’s basketball at Jacksonville

The FGCU women’s basketball team will go on the road to face off against the reigning ASUN tournament champions, Jacksonville Dolphins, on Saturday Feb. 4 at 1:00 p.m. This is the second meeting between these two conference teams, as the Eagles took the first matchup 60-57 on Jan. 28 at Alico Arena, giving the Dolphins their first loss in conference play. The Eagles won the two regular-season matchups last year, but fell in the ASUN championship game 56-54, sending the Dolphins into the NCAA tournament where they lost to No. 1 seeded South Carolina 77-41. FGCU currently holds an...

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Preview: FGCU women’s basketball at UNF

The FGCU women’s basketball travels to UNF where they will take on the Ospreys Thursday, Feb. 2 at 7:00 p.m. This is the first of two meetings between these two teams as they will face off again on Feb. 8 at Alico Arena. These two teams met twice last season, where the Eagles came away with a 75-50 victory at home. The Eagles also beat the Ospreys 65-38 in Jacksonville earlier in last year’s season. The Eagles hold an all-time record of 18-2 against the Ospreys, winning the last 14 head-to-head matchups. The Eagles will look for another win...

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Preview: Men’s basketball vs. UNF

The FGCU men will return home to play the UNF Ospreys for the second time in less than a week on Monday Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. These teams met twice in the regular season with both teams picking up a win at home. However, the Eagles went into the postseason and upset the number one seed with a 33 point win en route to winning the ASUN tournament after defeating Stetson in OT. The Eagles will look to continue to their strong start to conference play and hope to win in front of their home...

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