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Junior Kylee Lahners hit a three-run home run for the third game in a row, and Washington earned a 6-1 softball victory over Arkansas on Saturday afternoon at the UNLV SportCo Kick-Off Classic in Las Vegas.
Ali Aguilar hit a three-run homer later in the day as the Huskies downed UNLV 7-1. Hooch Fagaly also drove in three runs.
Against Arkansas, Kaitlin Inglesby took over in relief of starter Bryana Walker and picked up her second win for the Huskies (4-0), tossing four innings in relief and allowing just two hits.
Walker earned the victory against UNLV, allowing seven hits and striking out 12 in the complete game.
• Mitch Penner made all seven of his field goals to score 18 points and Patrick Simon also scored 18 as Seattle Pacific (20-4, 11-2 GNAC) earned a 67-56 victory at Alaska Fairbanks. The Falcons secured their unprecedented fifth consecutive 20-win season and the 22nd overall in school history.
• Richard Woodworth scored a career-high 33 points, including all 13 free throws as visiting Western Washington (16-4, 10-2 GNAC) edged Simon Fraser, 84-83, to remain second in the GNAC.
• Mark McLaughlin scored 27 points to lead visiting Central Washington (11-9, 7-5) to a 77-73 victory over Saint Martin’s (8-13, 5-8).
• Katie Benson scored 11 points, and was one of three Seattle Pacific players in double figures, but Bobbi Knudsen scored 21 for host Montana State Billings (18-5, 10-2 GNAC), getting 15 during the second half, as the Yellowjackets beat the Falcons 74-59 in a GNAC game.
Suzanna Ohlsen also had 11 for the Falcons (14-6, 7-5), and junior Betsy Kingma added 10.
• Eastern Washington (11-10, 7-5 Big Sky) led from start to finish to complete a weekend sweep with 71-61 win over visiting Montana (14-7, 8-4).
• Tia Briggs scored a career-high 19 points, lifting visiting Western Washington (13-8, 9-4 GNAC) to an 82-61 victory over Central Washington (6-15, 1-12).
Host Portland scored three goals within 2:30 of the third period for a 5-3 victory over the Everett Silvertips in a Western Hockey League game.
Kohl Bauml gave Everett a 3-2 lead in the third before the Winterhawks’ barrage.
Track and field
• Washington picked up four new indoor top-10 marks at the New Mexico Collegiate Classic in Albuquerque.
Senior Kayla Stueckle moved up the 400 meters list, sophomores Derrick Daigre and Izaic Yorks both jumped into the 800-meter list, and freshman Elizabeth Quick grabbed a spot in the pole vault.
Sophomore C.J. Smith picked up an overall event victory in the women’s 800 in 2:14.04, which converts to 2:13.09 at altitude.
• Washington State athletes captured eight event wins and more than a dozen lifetime-best marks at the Vandal Open Indoor in Moscow, Idaho.
• No. 19 Washington finished off a good week at the Amer Ari Invitational in Waikoloa, Hawaii, with a round of 9-under 279 to finish as the tournament runner-up. The Huskies’ three-day total of 33-under 831 trailed only No. 3 Oklahoma State at 45-under. Cheng-Tsung Pan tied for 20th at 8-under 208.
• Stanford edge UW 196.825-196.200 in a Pac-12 gymnastics meet. Aliza Vaccher won floor exercise for the Huskies with a 9.9. Alexandra Yacalis was second in vault at 9.875 and Allison Northey was third (9.850). Vaccher and Northey tied for second in all-around at 39.275.
• The Washington State women’s tennis team (8-1) earned a 6-1 victory over UC Santa Barbara and followed it up with a 4-1 victory over Seattle U, which also lost to Idaho, 5-0. The Seattle U men lost at Utah, 7-0
From sports-information reports.