Surprises sprung on Cougars in national events
Visits to national tournaments resulted in surprise endings for a couple of St. Xavier University sports teams.
One of those was rather unpleasant, as the No. 8-ranked Cougars softball squad had its postseason journey halted earlier than anticipated by Lindsey Wilson College in the NAIA Opening Round National Championships in Columbia, Ky. SXU left a dozen runners stranded in a 4-3 loss to the Blue Raiders, its second suffered against Lindsey Wilson in the double-elimination event.
Also somewhat shocking, but in a good way, was the Cougars golf team’s top-25 finish at the NAIA Men’s Golf National Championships in Daytona Beach, Fla.