Keira Goerl No-Hits Louisiana-Monroe in Season Opener

Feb. 1, 2002

Final Stats

LOS ANGELES - Sophomore pitcher Keira Goerl pitched the 78th no-hitter in UCLA softball history on Friday afternoon at Easton Stadium, striking out 10 batters with a single walk as the only blemish in an otherwise perfect game. UCLA defeated Louisiana-Monroe 8-0 in five innings. It was the season opener for both teams.

This was UCLA's first no-hitter in a season opener since Courtney Dale no-hit Maryland on Feb. 4, 2000, at the South Florida-Louisville Slugger Invitational in Tampa, FL. As a freshman, Goerl pitched a perfect game on March 6, 2001 against UC Riverside, then shared a perfect game against the Highlanders on Apr. 25, 2001.

On Friday, Goerl started with a 3-0 count to ULM's Lori Tande before striking out Tande and four of the next five batters she faced. The lone base runner of the game for ULM was Arleigh Thorp, who drew a one-out walk in the fourth inning.

UCLA scored early and often, starting with a lead-off single down the line by Natasha Watley, who scored along with pinch-runner Amanda Simpson on a two-out double by Claire Sua. Watley provided UCLA's only run in the second inning, tripling to right field to score Crissy Buck.

In the third, the Bruins loaded the bases with a single by Stacey Nuveman, double by Tairia Mims and a walk by Sua. Mims and Julie Hoshizaki, who was pinch-running for Sua, scored on a shallow fly ball off the bat of Monique Mejia that dropped for a hit.

In the fourth, the Bruins had the bases loaded once again, and centerfielder Amanda Freed would score on a sacrifice fly by Sua before the bottom of the lineup ended the game for the Bruins in the fifth, with a lead-off single by Buck followed by a double off the left field fence for Mejia and a two-RBI hit to right by senior Erin Rahn.

UCLA returns to action with two of the four games scheduled for Saturday at Easton Stadium as part of the CSUN Early Bird Classic. The day's schedule starts with a 9 am first pitch between San Jose State and Long Beach State followed by an 11 am game between UCLA and San Diego State, a 1 pm game between San Diego State and Long Beach State, and a 3 pm game between Long Beach State and UCLA.

In other action on Friday at Easton Stadium, Washington defeated Long Beach State 8-0 in six innings. At Cal State Northridge, CSUN defeated San Diego State 4-3 in eight innings and CSUN defeated San Jose State 3-2.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
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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