Feb. 22, 2002
TUCSON--Northern Iowa (7-1) beat San Jose State 7-1 to remain unbeaten in Arizona's Worth Wildcat Invitational softball tournament Friday night.
Angela Higgins followed a Stacey Sampson single with a home run to left field in the top of the first to give Northern Iowa a 2-0 lead. The Eagles added a third run in the fourth on an RBI single by Lindsey Gierman.
San Jose State cut the lead to 3-1with a leadoff double by Veronica Ramos and a run-scoring single by Elisa Barrios in the bottom of the fourth.
Sampson hit a two-run single in the top of the sixth to increase the lead to 5-1. Erin Strellner capped off the four-run rally with a two-run single to make it 7-1.