Fast starts for first-year Florida Gulf Coast programs
by Paul Kennedy, Thursday, Sep 6, 2007 8:00 AM ET
HOW ABOUT THIS FOR YOUR first-year Division I program's inaugural weekend: You open with a 10-0 and then turn around two days later and win, 3-2, in overtime to capture your first tournament.
That's what happened to the Florida Gulf Coast women who beat Alabama State, 10-0, to kick off their inaugural season before 1,026 fans at the Embassy Suites Kick-Off Classic last Friday night in Ft. Myers, Fla.
Two days later, FGCU beat FIU, 3-2, on an overtime goal by freshman Lindsay Haw, the tournament MVP, to capture the tournament title.
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