February 8, 2002
TALLAHASSEE, FL - In a game between two nationally ranked team, no. 13 Florida Atlantic University defeated no. 22 Florida State University, 4-2, Friday in Tallahassee. The game was part of first-day action at the 2002 Seminole Challenge.
FAU scored its runs on just five hits but made the most of them. Ninya Ybarra got things started in the top of the first with a triple. She would later score on a groundout by Nikki Myers. FAU remained on top 1-0 until the fifth when Michelle Shirah led off with a double. She would later come around and score on an error.
After a lead-off double by Myers in the sixth, Pam Mazzarella would drive home pinch-runner Jessica Fernandez to give the Lady Owls a 3-0 lead. A run-scoring single by Heather Wright in the seventh gave FAU a 4-0 lead. The Lady Seminoles would rally for two runs in the seventh before Myers closed the door. Myers (4-0) allowed two runs on six hits and struck out 13.