Texas softball tops Loyola Marymount
Horns score four in fourth to overcome 2-run deficit in L.A.
A four-run fourth inning and a couple of home runs helped the Texas Longhorns softball team defeat Loyola Marymount 8-2 in Los Angeles on Tuesday afternoon.
Stephanie Wong was 2 for 2 with two runs scored, while freshman Taylor Ellsworth was 3 for 4 with a run scored, a home run and two runs batted in to lead the offense. Reagan Hathaway also homered in the game.
Erica Wright (2-2) picked up the win as she allowed two runs on three hit while striking out nine in a complete game.
Loyola Marymount took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the third on a home run by Amanda Dirks before Texas (12-10) scored four runs in the next inning to take control of the game.
Hathaway hit a two-run homer in the fourth, while Celina Felix and Kelli Hanzel each added an RBI in the inning.
Ellsworth hit an RBI single in the fifth and then homered in the top of the seventh to pad the Longhorns’ lead.
Men’s golf: The Texas Longhorns men’s golf team finished the second round of the Lamkin Classic with the lead in San Diego on Monday.
Texas shot 286, led by Scottie Scheffler and Gavin Hall. Scheffler and Hall each shot 71 in the first round and followed it up with a 70 in the second round to sit tied for sixth place.
Doug Ghim was the only other Longhorn in the top15. He shot a 73 in the second round to sit at 1-under, tied for 14th.
Spencer Soosman is tied for 27th at 1-over, while Steven Chervony is 6-over in a tie for 57th.
The Longhorns led New Mexico by four strokes after Monday’s action.
Women’s tennis: The women’s tennis team trailed 3-1 against Rice on Monday but won three straight singles matches to take a 4-3 victory at Whitaker Courts.
Neda Koprcina defeated Wendy Zhang 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-4 to complete the comeback for Texas.
Katie Poluta got Texas back on track with a three-set win over Alison Ho. Anna Turati followed that with another three-set win as she defeated Fernande Astete, 6-2, 2-6, 6-4.
The Longhorns opened the competition with a doubles win by Dani Wagland and Petra Granic over Lindsey Hodge and Zhang, 6-2. After losing the match at second doubles, Bianca Turati and Katie Poluta defeated Savannah Durkin and Katherine Ip, 6-4, to seal the doubles point.
Track and field: A total of 15 athletes were honored in 16 events as United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Americans following the indoor track season.
Texas had 12 team members earn first-team All-America status.
Senoj Jay-Givans was honored in both the 60 meters and the 1,600-meter relay.
Aldrich Bailey Jr., Chris Irvin and Byron Robinson joined Jay-Givans as a 1,600 relay first-team All-American.
Spencer Dunkerley-Offor made the second team for the 60 meters.
Wolf Mahler took first-team All-America honors in the heptathlon, while Steele Wasik made the second team.
Steffin McCarter was honored in the long jump, while O’Brien Wasome made the first team in the triple jump.
Rushelle Burton was named a first-team All-American in the 60-meter hurdles, as was Zola Golden in the 400 meters.
Kally Long and Shay Petty were named second-team All Americans in the pole vault.
Teahna Daniels made the second team in the 60 meters.