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Owls Split at Lipscomb

March 27, 2004

FAU 4, Lipscomb 1 (Final Stats)
Lipscomb 3, FAU 1 (Final Stats)

NASHVILLE, TN - Florida Atlantic University split a Saturday afternoon doubleheader at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN. The Owls won the first game, 4-1, before dropping game two, 3-1. FAU, which is receiving votes in the USA Today/NFCA Top-25, is now 34-12 overall and 3-1 in the Atlantic Sun Conference.

Ginny Matthews put FAU on the board in the first game with a sacrifice fly in the top of the second that made it 1-0. Lipscomb (12-24, 2-10 A-Sun) came back to tie the game 1-1 in the bottom of the second.

In the fourth, FAU rallied with two outs and the bases empty. Jennifer Cavanaugh then walked, and Lauren Evans followed with a single. Matthews then looped a single down the left field line to drive in Cavanaugh and make it 2-1.

Cavanaugh added an RBI-single in the fifth to put FAU up 3-1. The Owls closed out the scoring with an unearned run in the sixth.

Candice Freel won her ninth straight game with a complete-game five-hitter. Freel (15-6) allowed one run, struck out six, and walked two.

In game two, Lipscomb scored three runs in the first inning. FAU's lone run came on a home run by Jessica Sachs in the sixth.

Amanda Morin (14-6) suffered the loss while Ashley Greene pitched 4.1 innings of hitless relief and did not allow a run. She struck out two and walked one.

Florida Atlantic next faces Florida International March 31 in Miami, FL.



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