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Battle Of The Seasons

It’s not like there’s competition between fall, winter, and spring sports at FAU. But if there was, spring sports have the edge this year.

Fall sports include football, volleyball, and soccer (men’s and women’s). Winter sports are golf, tennis, and basketball (men’s and women’s). Finally, spring sports include baseball, softball, and track.

To start the year, football finished with a 2-9 record. Sure they are in their second year of existence and had many problems, injury and otherwise, but the record is all we care about here.

Men’s soccer had a very disappointing season, and not even looking at their record, we can see how bad it was. The A-Sun championship was held at FAU, and the men’s team wasn’t even invited.

The bright spot of fall was that the Lady Owls soccer team put together a wonderful season. With a 13-4 record, the Lady Owls won the regular season A-Sun championship. Sadly, the team lost in the A-Sun semifinals to end their season.

Winter sports saw the defending A-Sun champion FAU men’s basketball team falter. After arguably the biggest win in school history against Miami, the Owls went on to lose 9 straight games and didn’t qualify for the A-Sun tournament.

Next up was the Lady Owls basketball team. They finished the season strong after a very slow start but failed to advance past the first round of the A-Sun tournament.

The golf team put together a great effort while finishing sixth in the A-Sun tournament, their best yet. Unfortunately, this effort was not enough to advance them to any NCAA tournament rounds.

Women’s golf finished second in the A-Sun conference, but aside from the Broward County amateur championship, the Lady Owls did not advance to any other rounds of golf.

Men’s tennis took a ninth seeding into the A-Sun tournament and shocked Jacksonville State for a first round victory. Up next for the Owls was 1st seeded UCF, and the men went down 4-0 to end their season and Cinderella dreams.

Women’s tennis brought FAU their 1st conference championship of the school year. By defeating Campbell 4-0, FAU received an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. The Lady Owls drew the Florida Gators in the 1st round of the NCAA’s and were sent home with a 4-0 defeat.

So, if we’re keeping score-Winter Sports 1, Fall Sports 0.

First the Lady Owls softball team brought home their seventh consecutive A-Sun championship. Not only was this an FAU record, it was also an A-Sun record for consecutive championships in any sport.

The Lady Owls received an automatic bid for the regional tournament at the University of Florida. The Lady Owls concluded their season here but not without end Bethune-Cookman and Florida’s seasons first.

Then the track team raced into competition, sending seven athletes to an NCAA tournament meet. FAU will compete in the 400-meter relay, the hammer throw, and the 800-meter individual race at the tournament.

Finally the Blue Wave won the regular season A-Sun championship, and even an early departure from the A-sun tournament is not stopping this team. Riding a national ranking of 14, the Blue Wave is going to Coral Gables as the 2nd seed in the NCAA regional hosted by Miami.

Score-Spring 3, Winter 1, Fall 0.

The Spring Sports clearly won the battle of post-season runs, and if the Blue Wave or the track team can advance, then the Spring Sports will have gone deeper into the post-season as well.

So as summer begins, let’s sit back and watch as the Blue Wave and the track team compete to see who can go further into the post-season. And tune in to see the outcome of the battle of the sexes as we compare men’s sports to women’s sports later in the summer.

Listen to Corey live on www.wowl.fau.edu, Owl Radio all summer as his show ‘Sports Rock’ airs Fridays at 10:00 a.m. till 12:00p.m.

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