In what appeared to be one of its toughest opponents yet, the University of La Verne softball team took on the University of Redlands Bulldogs in a three-game weekend.
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La Verne softball split doubleheaders against Cal State Hayward on Saturday, winning the opener 10-1.
After their third straight year of controlling the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, the softball team took its game to Tacoma, Wash., to battle it out with the top teams in their region. After two days and four games, the women would return to La Verne with a solid third place finish.
Another year of dominating its conference competition has brought the University of La Verne’s softball team another impressive postseason bid. The Leopards, who are the proud owners of a 17-1 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference record, earned a No. 2 ranking in this weekend’s NCAA West Regional playoff in Tacoma, Wash.
“If you want it, you’ll win it,” were the words head coach Julie Kline told her softball team after a disappointing loss last Friday to Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference rival Cal Lutheran.
The University of La Verne women’s softball team had an impressive performance last week sweeping conference opponents and gaining two wins in the Chapman Tournament in Orange, increasing their record to an impressive 17-0-1.
Babe Ruth once said, “The way a team plays as a whole, determines its success.” This was the case Saturday, when the University of La Verne Women’s softball team defeated Cal State Hayward twice.
University of La Verne women’s fast-pitch has owned the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference during the past two seasons, capturing two titles. This year the team is at it again striving for a three-peat.
As the academic year comes to a close, the athletic teams of ULV also finish their seasons.
The University of La Verne softball team braved a tornado on the road and mice in their hotel rooms, but could not conquer the West Regional playoffs in Iowa.