Softball goes 2-3 in Cartier tournament

By: Beacon Staff Report

FIU won 7-2 in its last game versus UC Santa Barbara at the Campbell/Cartier Tournament hosted by San Diego State, but lost a close one in the opening round.

“It was a little dissappointing [losing to Cal State]. [Had FIU won,] we would have gone over 500 on the weekend and it would have been a great win over a great, top 10 team,” head coach Kim Gwydir said. “[Yet] some players hit homeruns that had never done that before. Obviously I’m happy with the wins.”

Versus Santa Barbara, Gillen led FIU with three RBI hits. Amanda Nealer earned the win for FIU.

San Diego 6, FIU 2

Scoring for the Aztecs began early with Janna Kovesnky reaching third on an error by Nicosia followed by a single by Tiffany Goudy that led Kovensky home.

With no outs and bases loaded, FIU’s Nicole Dubovik lined to Figueroa at short.

Figueroa then tagged second and threw to third for a triple play.

FIU 5, Sacramento State 1

FIU posted a single run in the first inning and three more in the second for the win.

All but one FIU starter recorded at least one hit, led by Nicosia, Jennifer Owens and Marleah Stapf, who each notched two hits.

FIU’s Leah Barnes got the win in relief, allowing one run and three hits in four innings.

Cal State 4, FIU 3

Fullerton’s Yasmin Mossadeghi hit a pair of home runs to lead the comeback to 4-3.