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Second-Ranked Bruins Fall to #3 Arizona State
By: UCLA Athletics

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TEMPE, Ariz. - Junior Ally Carda struck out nine, but a first-inning home run for third-ranked Arizona State proved to be the difference, as #2 UCLA fell 2-0 on Thursday at Farrington Stadium.

The Bruins, who were shut out for the first time this year, fall to 46-6 overall and 17-5 in Pac-12 play, while the Sun Devils improve to 44-8-1 and 15-5-1 in league action, as Oregon clinches the conference title by virtue of its win over Arizona and UCLA’s loss.

Carda (27-4) was on her game in the circle, striking out a pair in the first, second, third and fifth innings, while recording a 1-2-3 frame in the fourth. She allowed six hits, two walks and two runs.

Arizona State jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first. Cheyenne Coyle had a one-out single up the middle and Amber Freeman hit a two-run homer to center to put the home team up.

UCLA got its share of base runners, but left seven on base. In the second, the Bruins stranded a pair after senior Alyssa Tiumalu drew a two-out walk and sophomore Brittany Moeai reached on an error. In the fourth, a one-out walk to sophomore Mysha Sataraka and a two-out free pass to Tiumalu were also left on base. In the sixth, the Bruins were unable to cash in a one-out walk to junior Stephany LaRosa.

Arizona State had its opportunities to extend the lead, but left one on in the second and third, two in the fifth and three in the sixth.

In the seventh, the Bruins rallied with a pair of one-out, pinch-hit singles, their first two hits of the game. Junior Gracie Goulder singled up the middle and senior Jessica Hall singled to left-center, but ASU’s Dallas Escobedo induced back-to-back fly outs to left by sophomore Allexis Bennett and Carda to end the game.

The Bruins and the Sun Devils continue their series on Friday at 5:30 p.m. The game will air live on Pac-12 Networks.

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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
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
L, 1 - 8
Sunday, May 29
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
W, 2 - 1 (9)
Sunday, May 29
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
W, 2 - 1
Thursday, Jun 02 - 11:30 AM PST
vs. Auburn
Oklahoma City, OK
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