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Sophomore Brittany Moeai drove in the game's lone run.
One is All Third-Ranked Bruins Need in Blanking of #6 Arizona
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LOS ANGELES - Junior Ally Carda struck out five in a complete-game, two-hit shutout on Saturday, while sophomore Brittany Moeai drove in the contest's only run with an RBI single in the fourth, as the third-ranked Bruins defeated #6 Arizona 1-0 in the Pac-12 opener at Easton Stadium.

The Bruins improve to 24-1 overall, while the Wildcats fall to 23-4.

Carda moved to 14-1 on the season, giving up four walks in her sixth complete-game shutout of the year. She had 1-2-3 innings in the third and fifth. The Bruins had five hits at the plate, as sophomore Mysha Sataraka recorded a pair.

After three scoreless innings, the Wildcats left the bases loaded in the top of the fourth. Chelsea Suitos singled to the 5-6 hole to open the inning and moved to second one out later on a stolen base. Walks to Chelsea Goodacre and Kelsey Rodriguez loaded the bases for Arizona, but Carda retired Lauren Young on a foul out to Moeai behind the plate and struck out Mo Mercado to end the threat.

The Bruins immediately used that momentum in the bottom of the fourth to score the game's lone run. With one out, Sataraka doubled to right and senior Jessica Hall walked. With junior Jessica Amaral running for Sataraka at second, Moeai lined a single up the middle, with Amaral sliding in safely before the throw got home to put the Bruins up 1-0.

Arizona had another chance to score in the sixth, but junior Gracie Goulder made the defensive play of the game to keep the visitors off the scoreboard. With one out, Kellie Fox walked and was pinch-run for by Eva Watson, who stole second. After a Goodacre grounder to Goulder moved Watson to third, Rodriguez tapped another ball to the UCLA second baseman. But Goulder dove to her right, got up and threw out Rodriguez for the final out of the inning.

In the seventh, the Wildcats had runners at second and first with one out, but Carda got out of another jam to finish the shutout. Courtney Rodriguez flied out to center and Hallie Wilson grounded out to second to end the game.

The Bruins and the Wildcats go at it again on Sunday at 12 p.m. at Easton Stadium. The game is sold out. Fans with tickets are advised to show up early, as all seats are general admission, first come first serve. Gates open at 10:30 a.m. The contest will be aired live on Pac-12 Networks, while free audio and live stats will be available at UCLABruins.com.

EVENT INFORMATION
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Saturday, Feb 27
vs. Oklahoma
Cathedral City, CA
L, 7 - 11
Sunday, Feb 28
vs. Northwestern
Cathedral City, CA
L, 2 - 7
Wednesday, Mar 02
vs. Michigan
Los Angeles, CA
L, 6 - 8
Friday, Mar 04
vs. Florida State
Los Angeles, CA
L, 0 - 3
Friday, Mar 04
vs. UC Santa Barbara
Los Angeles, CA
W, 3 - 2
Saturday, Mar 05
vs. Charleston Southern
Los Angeles, CA
W, 9 - 0 (5)
Saturday, Mar 05
vs. Syracuse
Los Angeles, CA
W, 3 - 2
Sunday, Mar 06
vs. UC Davis
Los Angeles, CA
W, 9 - 1 (5)
Saturday, Mar 12
vs. Utah Valley
Lakewood, CA
W, 19 - 0 (5)
Saturday, Mar 12
vs. Iowa State
Lakewood, CA
W, 7 - 1
Sunday, Mar 13
vs. Princeton
Lakewood, CA
W, 13 - 1 (5)
Sunday, Mar 13
vs. Long Beach State
Lakewood, CA
W, 3 - 2
Saturday, Mar 19
at California
Berkeley, CA
W, 3 - 2 (9)
Monday, Mar 21
at California
Berkeley, CA
T, 3 - 3
Monday, Mar 21
at California
Berkeley, CA
Canceled
Thursday, Mar 24
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
L, 0 - 9 (6)
Friday, Mar 25
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
L, 5 - 6
Saturday, Mar 26
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
W, 10 - 8
Tuesday, Mar 29
at Cal State Fullerton
Fullerton, CA
W, 5 - 4
Friday, Apr 01
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
W, 16 - 6 (5)
Saturday, Apr 02
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
L, 5 - 6
Sunday, Apr 03
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
W, 4 - 1
Saturday, Apr 09
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 13 - 9
Sunday, Apr 10
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 8 - 0 (6)
Monday, Apr 11
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 1
Wednesday, Apr 13
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 0
Friday, Apr 15
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
L, 2 - 8
Saturday, Apr 16
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 7 - 5
Sunday, Apr 17
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 8 - 0 (5)
Saturday, Apr 23
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
W, 8 - 6
Sunday, Apr 24
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
L, 4 - 8
Monday, Apr 25
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
W, 8 - 7
Friday, Apr 29
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 8 - 6
Saturday, Apr 30
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 5
Sunday, May 01
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 9 - 4
Friday, May 06
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
W, 15 - 7 (5)
Saturday, May 07
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
W, 8 - 0 (6)
Sunday, May 08
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Rained Out
Friday, May 20
vs. CSU Bakersfield
Los Angeles, CA
W, 7 - 0
Saturday, May 21
vs. Cal State Fullerton
Los Angeles, CA
W, 3 - 2
Sunday, May 22
vs. Cal State Fullerton
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 4
Saturday, May 28 - 6:30 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
Sunday, May 29 - 4:00 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
Sunday, May 29 - 7:00 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
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