Emily Rousseau spun a three hitter as #5 seed Western Kentucky defeated #4 North Texas 3-1 at the Sun Belt Conference Softball Tournament in Boca Raton, FL.

North Texas' center fielder Megan Rupp was the only one standing between Rousseau (15-13) and a no-hitter as she gathered all three of the hits for the Mean Green.  Rupp scored the only run for UNT (26-25-1) in the first inning on an RBI sacrifice fly by Brooke Foster.

After spotting UNT a 1-0 lead, the Lady Toppers (32-23-1) came back with two runs in the second on a hit by Katrina Metoyer.  Kelsie Mattox drove in an insurance run in the fifth inning to end the scoring.

Ashley Kirk (11-12) took the loss for North Texas.

WKU will now advance to take on the winner of the Louisiana/FAU game.  North Texas will face the loser in an elimination game at 12:30 CT Friday.


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