Softball Knocks Off Florida State
'Hoos defeat 14th ranked SeminolesApril 18, 1998
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The University of Virginia softball team swept the 14th ranked Florida State Seminoles in a doubleheader at The Park. The Cavaliers won the first game 4-1, before taking the second game by a score of 3-0. With UVa's first win, head coach Cheryl Sprangel earned her 500th career win as a head coach and the 1998 Cavaliers became the winningest team in Virginia softball history, breaking the win total of 33 games set by the 1985 and 1994 squads.
In game-one, Stacey Zagol pitched for Virginia. She recorded six strikeouts while allowing only three hits. The Cavaliers gathered eight hits in the game, highlighted by Beth Crimi (1-3, 3 RBI, double). In the fourth inning, Stacy Holmes (1-3, 1 RBI, run) put UVa on the scoreboard first when she scored Corinne Good (1-2, run) with a single. Later in the inning with the bases loaded, Crimi hit a double which drove in three runs. Florida State scored in the sixth inning, when when Dana Bailey scored on Christy Cerecedes's double. Tish Tablan (2-2, run) continued her strong play, while Karen Breshears (1-3), Jen Krill (1-2) and Amy Peay (1-2, run) each contributed in the 4-1 win.
In the second game, Chrisy Quinn started on the mound for Virginia. She scattered three hits and struck out three batters before being replaced by Zagol in the fifth inning. Zagol allowed only two hits and recorded one strikeout. The Cavaliers scored an early run in the first inning when Crimi (2-3, 1 RBI, run) drove in Meaghan Young (2-2, 2 runs) on a RBI double. In the fourth inning, Crimi scored a run on Mariruth Graham's (1-3, 1 RBI) RBI single to make it 2-0. The Cavaliers added a run in the fifth inning when Young scored on a wild pitch by FSU's Stacy Venable. Lori Reese (1-3), Breshears (1-2), Tablan (1-2) and Good (1-1) added hits in the 3-0 victory.
The wins improve Virginia's record to (35-24) overall, (5-5) in conference play. Florida State drops to (46-17) overall, (6-2) in the conference. The Cavaliers return to home action when they face South Florida on Saturday, (April 19) in a doubleheader at The Park. The first game is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m. The Seminoles travel to Maryland to face the Terps in a doubleheader on Saturday, (April 18). The first game is scheduled to begin at 12:00 noon.
'Hoos Head Into Finals on High NoteMen's Basketball12/7/16No. 14 Virginia, which defeated East Carolina on Tuesday night, doesn't play again until Dec. 17, when Robert Morris visits JPJ.'Hoos Learn Painful Lessons in LossMen's Basketball12/3/16No. 6 Virginia's 24-game winning streak at John Paul Jones Arena ended Saturday with a 66-57 loss to No. 25 West Virginia.Soccer Teams Turn Attention to 2017Men's Soccer12/2/16The Virginia men's and women's soccer teams are fixtures in their respective NCAA tournaments, and 2017 should bring more success for both.
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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