#3 UCLA took Game 1 of the L.A. Super Regional on the heels of a Delaney Spaulding grand slam.
The best 2-of-3 L.A. Super Regional starts on Saturday at 5 p.m. and continues on Sunday at 12 p.m.
The winner of the USA Softball Player of the Year will be announced on May 27.
UCLA pitched a third straight shutout to win the Los Angeles Regional.
Freshman Gabrielle Maurice led a seven-hit attack with a homer in UCLA's 7-0 win over Notre Dame.
Senior Alyssa Tiumalu hit her sixth homer of the season in the first inning on Friday.
Senior Jessica Hall talks about this year's team motto of "One Shot."
Carda, Hall, LaRosa, Moeai, Sataraka and Spaulding were named to the NFCA All-Region Teams.
The Los Angeles Regional gets underway on Friday with a pair of games at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Junior Ally Carda became the 13th Bruin to earn conference Player of the Year honors on Wednesday.
Junior Ally Carda tied for the most Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week awards this season with three.
UCLA will host Southern Utah on Friday, while Notre Dame and Long Beach State also head to Westwood.