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Gophers fall to UCLA in Women's College World Series Debut

May 30, 2019 06:52 PM

Two-time USA Player of the Year Rachel Garcia struckout seven batters as No. 2 UCLA beat the 7th seeded Gophers softball team 7-2 Thursday afternoon at the NCAA Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City.

UCLA took a 3-0 lead into the sixth inning when the Gophers scored twice. Freshman Natalie DenHartog made it a 3-1 game with an RBI double and Allie Arneson pulled the Gophers within a run with an RBI single.

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The Bruins then added some insurance in the bottom of the sixth, capped off by a 3-run home run from Aaliyah Jordan. 

The Gophers are making their first apperance in Women's College World Series. They play an elimination game against No. 3 Washington on Saturday.

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