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Win: RANDOLPH (18-10) 7.041116
Loss: MANDY JORDAN (23-11) 6.053156
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DESTINEE BREWER (LIP) 301000
SARAH HIGGINS (LIP) 311000
HANNAH DEVAULT (LIP) 301000
CHLOE YEAGER (LIP) 301100
FOURNET (FGCU) 302200
Lady Bisons facing FGCU for second time in three days
Thursday, May 11, 2017
By Mark McGee
Lady Bisons facing FGCU for second time in three days

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Familiarity breeds contempt, but in the case of the Lipscomb Lady Bisons softball team their hope is familiarity can result in a win.

For the second time this week, and the fifth time in the last nine days, the Lady Bisons, 36-19, and Florida Gulf Coast, 28-19, will play each other. Both teams are attempting to climb their way through the loser’s bracket in the ASUN Conference Tournament at Lipscomb’s Draper Diamond at Smith Stadium.

Friday is expected to be a rainy and stormy day, but weather permitting the two teams will meet at 3 p.m.

The Lady Bisons, the No. 5 seed, advanced with a 4-1 win over No. 6 seed Jacksonville Thursday. Florida Gulf Coast, the No. 4 seed, was a 3-0 winner over North Florida, seeded No. 3.

In the opening day of the tournament Wednesday the Lady Bisons lost 4-0 to the Eagles. The two teams also closed out the regular season with Florida Gulf Coast winning two-of-the-three games.

“FGCU is a really good team,” Ryman said. “Riley Randolph has thrown the ball a lot for them.

“Gulf Coast has been playing really well as of late. They have had our number lately. It could be a back-and-forth type of game. It is going to be a good one.”

The Lady Bisons received a scheduling break. They did not have to play again Thursday after their win. Florida Gulf Coast played twice along with Kennesaw State and USC Upstate.

“Honestly, we are in as good a position as anybody right now from a rest standpoint,” Ryman said. “There were a lot of teams that played twice Thursday.”