February 23, 2002
BOCA RATON, FL - Florida Atlantic University defeated Rutgers and Southern Illinois Friday night on the second day of action at the FAU "Worth" Invitational. The Lady Owls downed SIU 2-0 before blanking Rutgers 1-0. The wins improve FAU to 12-3 on the year.
Against Southern Illinois, Amy Bellisari singled home Nikki Myers in the third inning to give the Lady Owls a 1-0 lead. FAU added an insurance run in the sixth on an RBI-single by Pam Mazzarella that scored Michelle Shirah with one out.
Nikki Myers picked up her seventh win, allowing just one unearnd run on six hits while striking out four.
Against Rutgers, Candice Freel (5-1) pitched a three-hit shutout. The Lady Owls would muster just one unearned run in the fourth that would stand up the rest of the way. FAU collected four hits, three of which were singles.