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Cajuns slip to no. 11 ahead of big weekend in Norman

Posted at 5:45 PM, Feb 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-26 20:09:22-05

LAFAYETTE (KATC) — For the first time this season Louisiana softball lost a game, and is riding a losing streak heading into this weekend’s series in Oklahoma.

After falling to North Texas 5-1 on Saturday, the Cajuns dropped their second game of the weekend to no. 24 Baylor in extra innings Sunday.

The Cajuns two losses moved them to 14-2 on the season, and cost them one spot in the coaches poll.

Monday during his weekly press conference Coach Gerry Glasco said he didn’t like how the team responded after its first loss. He said the team was riding a high of emotion and not prepared to face that kind of adversity.

“They have a lot of motivation to win and are putting extra pressure on themselves to win because of everything they’ve went through the past month,” he said. “So I think it makes sense that after the first loss we went from a really high to really low moment. I wish i could talk to them again before game two, I’d say things a bit different.”

Glasco added that he believed his team was dreaming of carrying its perfect record into this weekend’s tournament in Norman, OK against no. 4 Oklahoma. Both the Sooners and Oregon State are in this week’s top-25 poll. The Beavers find themselves ranked 25th.

Tuesday, Glasco told ESPN 1420’s The Starting Lineup that this weekend’s tournament could be moved because of weather. Louisiana athletics told KATC  a location change was unlikely, but a schedule change could still happen, adding that those details would not come out for another day or two.