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ICYMI: March 6-12, 2017


ICYMI: Here are the top five things that happened in the Big West last week….In Case You Missed It!

1. UC Irvine Halts Top-Ranked Frogs With Series Clinching Win

UC Irvine proved its opening showing was no fluke taking down the No. 1 team in the country for a second day in a row, 6-3, Saturday afternoon in front of the 2007 College World Series squad in Anteater Ballpark. Full Story

2. UC Davis Men, Long Beach State Women Win Big West Tournament Titles
UC Davis held off regular season champion UC Irvine, 50-47, to claim the 2017 Big West Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament Title, while earlier in the day Long Beach State held on to down UC Santa Barbara, 56-55, to earn the women’s tournament title and the conference’s AQ to the NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship. Men's Tournament Page, Women's Tournament Page

3. Maeva Razakasoa Becomes All-Time Singles Wins Leader for Beach Tennis
The University of Hawaii softball team swept its Saturday doubleheader on Day Two of the Coca-Cola Malihini Kipa Aloha Tournament and head coach Bob Coolen became just the 31st NCAA coach to reach the 1,000 career win mark with UH’s win over Charleston Southern. Behind UH pitcher Dana Thomsen, the Rainbow Wahine shutout the Buccaneers, 7-0 to give Coach Bob his milestone victory. Hawaii then defeated Toledo 4-1 in the last game of the day. The Rainbow Wahine improved to 8-7 overall on Saturday at the Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium.   Full Story

4. Hyland Sets Cal Poly Wins And Strike Out Records As Mustangs Sweep Doubleheader

In becoming the Cal Poly softball program’s all-time leader with her 65th career victory, senior right-hander Sierra Hyland (above) struck out 14 Grand Canyon hitters in a complete-game, two-hit shutout as the Mustangs opened the Stanford Easton Classic with a 1-0 triumph versus Grand Canyon. Cal Poly then completed the Friday sweep as junior righthander Lindsey Chalmers struck out five in a 2-0 victory versus Lehigh. Full Story

Two days later, Hyland struck out eight Stanford hitters to become the Cal Poly softball program’s new all-time leader.  Hyland (9-5), who entered Sunday’s matchup tied with former Cal Poly career strikeout leader Desarie Knipfer (1995-98) at 798, set a new Mustang program record by striking out Stanford right fielder Lauren Bertoy with one out in the bottom of the first. Full Story

5. Hawai’i And Long Beach State Beach Volleyball Collect Wins Over Ranked Opponents

Hawai’i went 4-0 in its home tournament, Queen’s Cup, which included two wins over No. 9 Stetson.  Long Beach State participated in the UCLA Invitational and earned victories over No. 7 Georgia State,  No. 10 LSU and No. 12 Florida International. Hawai'i Recap, LBSU Recap