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USF in Big East softball final

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Britta Giddens' two-run homer Friday led USF past host Louisville 2-1 and into the Big East tournament final. The Bulls (44-17, 16-4) face No. 2 seed DePaul at 5 p.m. today for the title. Reliever Capri Catalano (17-1) got the win.

Also, Florida (60-2) reached the SEC final, beating Tennessee 6-1 in Baton Rouge, La. UF faces Alabama or LSU at 1:30 today. Florida State plays Virginia Tech at 10 a.m. today in the ACC tournament in College Park, Md.

WOMEN'S TENNIS: Host FSU reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament, defeating Samford 4-0. The Seminoles face Texas, which beat USF 4-0. The Bulls ended their season 18-7. Florida, also hosting, swept Jacksonville 4-0.

SOFTBALL: Tampa (33-12) endured two rain delays to beat West Florida 2-0 in the NCAA Division II South Region tournament in Miami Shores. Ashley Carrea's two-run homer in the fifth accounted for the only runs. Saint Leo fell into the loser's bracket, 1-0 to Barry. The Lions (37-14) face Tampa or Alabama-Huntsville today.

WOMEN'S GOLF: Florida led the NCAA East Region tournament in Athens, Ga., by three strokes over Duke after two rounds. The Gators were at 9-over 585 after shooting 295. FSU was tied for seventh at the Central Region in Austin, Texas.

BASEBALL: St. Petersburg College defeated Broward 4-0 in the Region 8 national junior college tournament in Winter Haven. SPC faces Chiopla at 4 p.m. today.

ELSEWHERE: UCF cornerback Johnell Neal, who graduated last week, was injured in a shooting in his hometown of Baton Rouge, La. His condition wasn't clear, the school said. … Missouri forward Leo Lyons withdrew from the NBA draft and will return for his senior season.

USF in Big East softball final 05/09/08 [Last modified: Monday, May 12, 2008 10:31am]

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