Lady Bisons Ready For First A-Sun Softball Tournament
Saturday, September 3, 2005


The Lady Bisons are headed for South Florida, but they aren't going to have very much time for the sun, sand and water.

Wednesday afternoon the Lady Bisons will practice in Boca Raton at Florida Atlantic University, the host team for the Atlantic Sun Conference Softball Championships. The Lady Bisons are heading into their first A-Sun Tournament with the No. 3 seed.

The Lady Bisons, who finished the regular season with a four-game winning streak which includes a 4-2 victory over No.11-ranked Alabama Sunday, will face UCF, the No. 4 seed at 8 a.m.

If the Lady Bisons win the first game, they will play again Thursday at 5 p.m. against the winner of game one. A loss would place the Lady Bisons into a game with the winner of game two at 7 p.m.

No. 1-seeded Troy faces No. 6-seed Jacksonville in game one. No. 2 -seed Florida Atlantic will play No. 5-seed Stetson in game two.

The semifinals are Friday with the championship game at 11 a.m. Saturday. The tournament champion received the Atlantic Sun's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

The Lady Bisons finished in a tie for third place with a 13-7 conference record, but won the tie-breaker with UCF and Stetson. The Lady Bisons are 27-22 overall.

Game will be broadcast on the Internet on "Lipscomb Live."