Gouveia Records No Hitter, Lions Win Two

Sydney Gouveia fans 10 in first career no-no.

Feb. 21, 2014

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RIVERSIDE, Calif. - The LMU softball team opened play at the Amy S. Harrison Classic with a pair of wins over Seattle and Cal State Bakersfield for the season's first wins Friday afternoon.

A complete-game, no-hitter by sophomore Sydney Gouveia coupled with a sacrifice fly RBI by senior Meghan Harman put the Lions in the win column with a 1-0 shutout of the Redhawks.

The no-hitter was the first for Gouveia, who recorded three one-hitters as a freshman last spring. She fanned 10 and walked three in seven innings of work.

Harman snapped the scoreless tie in the bottom of the third with her one-out sacrifice fly to left. Nicole Clowdus led off the inning with a bunt single, Hannah Montalban reached on a fielder's choice and Breeanna Sandoval walked to load the bases for LMU. After Ander Lopez lined out to third, Harman sent Clowdus home for the lone run of the game.

While the match-up with Seattle proved to be a defensive battle, LMU's nightcap game against the Roadrunners was a battle at the plate. The Lions banged out a dozen hits and broke open a 4-4 tie in the top of the ninth by posting eight runs for a 12-4 victory.

Stephanie Maciel and Alex Finie had two hits apiece as the Lions also benefitted from four Roadrunner errors.

Stephanie Crist tossed 7.1 innings for LMU, fanning four and scattering seven hits for four runs. Gouveia would enter for the final 1.1 innings of relief and pick up her second win of the day.

LMU returns to action Saturday, facing Seattle at 9 p.m. and tournament host UC Riverside at 11:30 a.m.




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