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FGCU softball falls in ASUN final to No. 1 USC Upstate

The FGCU softball team finished their postseason as the runner up in the ASUN Championship. The Eagles made it to the final day of play Saturday afternoon, but fell to the three-time reigning champions, USC Upstate, 8-0. “It was a great effort all weekend long,” said head coach David Deiros to FGCU athletics. “We knocked out three teams from the tournament, we just ran into a buzz saw and in some cases, we couldn’t get out of our way. They put a lot of pressure on us and we didn’t do the things we wanted to do at that...

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Preview: Softball hosts Lipscomb for final ASUN series

The FGCU softball team will host its final ASUN conference series against Lipscomb, beginning Thursday, May 4 at 5 p.m. The second game will follow immediately after at 7 p.m. Play will conclude on Friday, May 5 at 1 p.m. The Eagles are currently in fifth place in the ASUN, coming into this series 4-7 in the conference. FGCU has struggled the past few series, going on an eight-game lose streak, before a 3-0 win over Kennesaw broke it. The Bisons come into this series with an overall record of 33-13 and an ASUN record of 7-5. Lipscomb is...

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Preview: Softball at Stetson for three-game series

The FGCU softball team will travel to Stetson to take on the Hatters in a three-game road series beginning Saturday, April 29 at 1 p.m. Both teams are at the bottom of the standings in the ASUN. The Eagles are 4-7 in conference play, while the Hatters are 3-9, in sixth place. Last season, FGCU took two of three, outscoring the Hatters 18-3 in two wins. Overall, the Hatters have won 16 out of the 27 head-to-head meetings with the Eagles. Next, the Eagles will finish up its regular season, hosting a three-game series against Lipscomb starting Thursday, May...

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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 softball splits weekend series against Kennesaw State

Coming into its weekend series against Kennesaw State on a seven-game losing streak, the FGCU softball team split its doubleheader on Saturday to claim its first victory since April 2. Playing their fourth and fifth straight game on the road, the Eagles fell in game one, 4-3, before defeating the Owls 3-0 in game two on Saturday, April 22. With a 1-0 lead in the top of the fifth in the series finale on Sunday, the Eagles’ match against Kennesaw State was cancelled due to weather. In the circle for the Eagles in game one, Riley Randolph got the...

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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: 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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From the Olympics to dugouts: FGCU swimmer ventures to unknown territory with softball

Last summer, FGCU standout swimmer, Evita Leter, was competing in the 2016 Summer Olympics to represent her country, Suriname, for swimming. Now, the Olympic swimmer has traded her goggles and swim cap for a helmet and cleats. After a recent drop in numbers on the FGCU softball team, Coach David Deiros reached out to all of the FGCU women sports coaches for eligible athletes to fill in as a pinch runner. “Coach Rollins was the first one to say, ‘Why don’t you give Evita a try? She’s never played the sport before but she’s athletic, she’s smart and she...

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Preview: Softball vs. FAU series

The FGCU softball team welcomes FAU to the FGCU Softball Complex for a two-game series on Wednesday, April 12 at 5 p.m. with the second game following immediately after at 7 p.m. The Eagles and the Owls have split the past match ups, with FGCU winning the first three and FAU taking three straight games. When these teams met last season, FAU swept a double header, scoring 13 runs in the two games compared to the Eagles’ three. FAU is currently 18-10 in conference play, despite going 0-5 in the LSU invitational in early...

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Women’s soccer adds Florida State transfer to roster

The FGCU women’s soccer team will gain another strong player to the 2017 roster as head coach Jim Blankenship announced that the team will be adding former Mariner High School standout, and Florida State transfer, Holly Fritz. The midfielder will have two years of eligibility as an Eagle and will become the eighth newcomer for the 2017 season. “Holly is a fantastic addition to our program,” Blankenship said. “She’s a tremendously versatile player that will contribute right away. We see her taking over the center midfielder role, but it is nice to know that she can play out wide,...

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