Fordham women’s basketball game canceled due to Covid-19
FORT MYERS, Fla. — FGCU Women’s # 25 Basketball Team wants to add a game to the schedule as Covid-19 forced their game to be canceled on December 29th in Fordham.
“We are disappointed that we will not play this game,” said the head coach of the FGCU Karl Smesko said. “Fordham are a great team and it would have been a really good game. Hopefully we can find a substitute for the top competition.”
Therefore, the women’s basketball program is looking for a game on December 29th or 30th. You are open to possibilities, but would prefer a matchup against a Power 5 or Top 25 opponent.
The Eagles got the season 11-1 with Power 5 wins over No. 21 LSU and Michigan State started. As things stand, they should be back in action against North Florida on January 5th, which will mark the beginning of the conference play.
FGCU Women’s Basketball is looking for a game on December 29th or 30th. We are open to possibilities, but would prefer a Power 5 or a nationally rated opponent. Only serious enquiries please.
– Karl Smesko (@FGCUCoachSmesko) December 24, 2021
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FGCU head coach Karl Smesko holds a career record of 590-126 (0.824), which is the third highest percentage win among active Division I coaches behind Geno Auriemma from UConn and Kim Mulkey from LSU. He has also led the Eagles to a 217-17 (.927) mark in ASUN regular season game and a 27-2 (.931) record in ASUN tournament play. In the past 10 seasons he has led FGCU to a record of 153-5 (.968) in conference play with six unbeaten seasons. The eleven-time ASUN Trainer of the Year has led the program to eleven consecutive seasons of 25 wins and 17 consecutive campaigns of 20 wins, including over 30 wins in four of the last seven years. Additionally, the Eagles are 529-99 (0.842) all-time since Smesko started the program in the 2002-03 season, and the Greens and Blues 0.842 win percentages are the best in NCAA Division I women’s basketball history.
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