FULTON -- The William Woods University softball team opened conference play with a sweep over Stephens College.
The Owls finished with a 5-4 Game 1 win and a 5-1 Game 2 win. They move to 8-17 on the season and begin conference play with a 2-0 record.
The Owls host Lyon College for a doubleheader starting at 1 p.m. Saturday.
The Owls scored three in the second -- Jaden Swift was walked in, and Iliana Manzano hit a two-RBI single.
Woods' Arianna Donovan hit a two-run homer in the third.
Stephens scored one in the first and three in the fifth.
The Owls recorded eight hits, with six players getting a hit.
Crystal Ruden and Swift each recorded two hits for The Woods.
Pitching: Sarah Randermann (5-8) pitched the complete game win for the Owls. She struck out six while allowing just three hits.
Stephens scored its one run on an RBI triple in the third.
The Owls' two runs in the third were on a walk and a hit-by-pitch.
Ruden scored on Manzano's sacrifice fly in the fourth to put the Owls up 3-1.
The Owls scored two more in the fifth on RBI singles from Randermann and Taylor Bell.
The Owls posted 10 hits, with six players recording at least one hit.
Jessica Keilholz went 3-4 from the plate for The Woods.
Donovan and Manzano each recorded two hits, with one being a double for the Owls.
Pitching: Keilholz (3-8) pitched the complete game win for The Woods. She struck out five while allowing just four hits and no earned runs.