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The Daily Nole — March 7, 2019: FSU Softball Suffers First Loss

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It’s Thursday, Florida State fans. As your week nears an end, keep it here for the latest in FSU athletics. The news and notes section of this post will be updated throughout the day.

Lead Story

The 28-game winning streak for defending national champion Florida State softball came to an end on Wednesday. The Seminoles dropped the first game of a doubleheader to Grand Canyon, 5-3.

FSU raced to a 3-0 lead behind home runs from Carsyn Gordon and Sydney Sherrill, but the Lopes were able to rally late with two runs in the fifth inning and two more in the sixth. An RBI double by Savannah Tourville put Grand Canyon ahead for good in the sixth. Meghan King took her first loss of the season for the Seminoles.

The good news for FSU is it was able to bounce back to take the second game of the doubleheader in six innings, 11-1. FSU led 7-0 after two innings. Elizabeth Mason was 3-for-3 with four runs scored and a pair of RBIs in the win. Zoe Casas was 3-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI.

Gordon and Sherrill each scored twice while Kathryn Sandercock picked up the win. Shea Smith homered for Grand Canyon’s only run of the game. Top-ranked FSU will have just a day off before beginning a 3-game series with Arizona on Friday.

Between the Lines

In addition to FSU softball, FSU baseball defeated North Florida, 4-3, on a walk-off double by Nander De Sedas.

On the Agenda

FSU beach volleyball will be in California on Thursday for contests with USC and Long Beach State. FSU women’s hoops opens the ACC Tournament against 11th-seeded Duke. That contest begins at 8 p.m. EST and airs on Raycom Sports Network.

News and Notes

FSU women’s swimmers Nina Kucheran and Ida Hulkko will represent the Seminoles at the 2019 NCAA Championships in Austin.

FSU beach volleyball’s sophomore duo of Alaina Chacon and Madison Fitzpatrick took home CCSA Pair of the Week honors.

Rather than play three games in three days, FSU and Virginia Tech will play a doubleheader on Saturday.

FSU women’s basketball defeated Duke in the ACC Tournament on Thursday night, 51-41.

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