FIU turned a pair of double plays and kept No. 24 Florida Atlantic scoreless through five innings, but the host Panthers were swept in the weekend softball series after losing 4-0 Sunday.
The loss was just the second time the Panthers (21-20, 7-8) were shutout this season. The Owls (33-7, 10-2) moved into first place in the conference.
The Panthers got four hits and a walk against the league’s top pitcher, Kylee Hanson, but could not score against her in the contest. Junior first baseman Stephanie Texeira had two hits to lead FIU, including a double off the top of the fence in right field.
All four of FAU’s runs came in the sixth inning, on one hit, two walks and two FIU errors. FIU starter Abby Summers was tagged for three runs that inning, two of them earned.
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▪ UM men 7, Louisville 5: After being tied 2-2 to begin the match, the Hurricanes won three-straight courts to take home the victory.
▪ Barry men 8, Eckerd 1: The Buccaneers (12-5, 4-1 Sunshine State Conference) swept the three doubles matches for the fifth time this season and rolled over the host Tritons (12-8, 0-4).
▪ Barry women 5, Embry-Riddle 0: The Buccaneers improved to 13-1 overall after winning two of three matches in Daytona Beach. The win was Barry’s seventh sweep this season.
▪ Nova Southeastern womn 7, Rollins 2: The Sharks won their 14th game in a row with a win over the host Tars.
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Nova Southeastern finished second in the Varsity Eight in the Third-Level Final.