Softball wins season debut
February 6, 2012
By Joshua Reid / Sports Editor
The 2012 season could not have started off any better for Palm Beach Atlantic University's softball team.
On Feb. 1 the Lady Sailfish swept Florida Tech in back to back games, winning 5-1 and 2-0.
Transfer junior Mary Pippin earned the first victory in her first career start for the Sailfish.
Game two was a more difficult task for the team, as it took six innings before the Sailfish got on the scoreboard.
Senior Kimberly Traxler scored the only run for the Sailfish after scoring on a Kara Anderson single.
Senior Lauren Bubeck was credited with the victory.
Opening day for the Palm Beach Atlantic University women's tennis team proved to be a positive outcome as well. The Sailfish defeated No. 18-ranked Florida Tech by a score of 6-3.
The two NCAA South Region rivals squared off on Wednesday at Gaines Park with the Fish taking two of three doubles matches and after falling at the top two singles.
Whereas the women's tennis and softball teams started the 2012 season off successfully, the basketball teams continue to struggle.
On Jan. 30 the men's team traveled to Orlando to take on the more athletic and bigger Golden Knights of UCF.
Despite a valiant effort, the Sailfish couldn't overcome a slow start as the team fell 69-84.
Freshman Marcus Hardy led all players with 19 points and added in seven rebounds.
Feb. 1 the Sailfish fell to rival Barry University 57-60, despite leading for majority of the night.
The loss brings the Sailfish's record to 4-18 on the season, including four straight losses and 10 of their last 11.
On Feb. 1 the women's team also fell to Barry University, 47-66.
It was the team's third straight loss, which brings the record to 7-15 on the season.