There were some good performances over the last weekend, not to mention the women's basketball team beat WAZZU again. That puts the streak at 34 in a row.
The softball team came out of the Cathedral City Classic 4-1, the sole loss coming from Missouri, 2-0. That puts the softball team at 14-1 on the year. Not too shabby. This week, the team didn't 8 run anybody, but that just shows the step-up in competition this week over the previous couple of weeks. The Dawgs handed the Florida Gators their first loss of the season, making a pretty big statement with that win. The Gators are perennial contenders for the national title. They beat 4 ranked teams this weekend. Look to see an even higher ranking for the Dawgs this week. They were ranked 5/7 in the AP and Coaches polls last week. This week also poses an easier schedule for the Dawgs as they will face Sacramento State, Delaware, and Pacific.
Kaitlin Ingelsby got her 7th win of the season.
In what turned out to be quite the thriller, all I can think to say is: "34 in a row? Are you serious?" That is total and complete domination. To put that into a little bit better perspective, the Cougs haven't beat the Dawgs since 1995, some 17 years ago! That's some good stuff.
The Cougs had no answer for Regina Rogers, as she was able to score and rebound at will. Rogers finished with 21 points and 9 rebounds, all the while still battling a virus. Jazmine Davis also scored 21, and the Huskies were able to secure a winning record this season with the win. They are now 15-11, 7-9.
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The Dawgs were able to sweep this weekend in Eugene against the Ducks and UC Irvine. They beat UO 4-3, but I was expecting a much more lopsided win, seeing as the Ducks are ranked 71st, but the Ducks managed to play much higher than their collective potential, making an interesting match. In the end the Dawgs prevailed, plucked the Ducks, and sent them home crying for the 16th straight match. The Huskies were able to put 51st ranked UC Irvine away 5-2, in a much more decisive action. Next week the Tennis team hosts 19th ranked Tulsa.
Track & Field
The results from the MPSF are in and the Dawgs did quite well. There were a total of 12 men's teams and 14 women's teams at the Dempsey last weekend. At the end of the first day, Arizona State was in the lead for both the men's and women's competitions. However, UW finished in fourth as both Husky medley squads set school records. The next day wasn't quite as good. The UW women finished 5th, Stanford taking the trophy, and the men finished 8th, ASU winning it all. Here's 2 links (day 1 and day 2) for the details. On a side note, Danny Shelton continued to improve his shotput, as he posted a 51'-3/4," a new season's best.
The Dawgs finished 2nd in Arizona this past weekend. I will mention, however, that there were only two teams participating: UW and Arizona ... take it for what it's worth. The final score was 195.675-194.925. That's a differential of 0.75; in other words, not much. There were lot's of personal bests going on, but in the end it wasn't enough to beat 14th ranked Arizona.
29th ranked UW lost 5-2 to No. 34 St. Mary's. The two wins were notched by (1) Denise Dy (ranked 18th nationally) and (6) Julija Lukac. The next match, the Dawgs will host Stanford.
The team was supposed to have 2 matches the last week and a half, but both matches were cancelled due to inclement weather on the pass. Those would be matches against Eastern and Central Washington Universities. Those games will be rescheduled. The next match will be against SFU on Saturday, March 10th, at 1 pm. It will be held on UW IMA field #3.