Tyson Baillie's goal five minutes into overtime gave Kelowna a 3-2 win over the Seattle Thunderbirds for a historic comeback win in their WHL playoff series

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KELOWNA, B.C. — Tyson Baillie’s third goal, five minutes into overtime, gave Kelowna a 3-2 win over the Seattle Thunderbirds Wednesday for a historic comeback win in their Western Hockey League playoff series.

The Rockets became only the second team to rally from a 3-0 series deficit to advance, taking the series 4-3. They play Kamloops in the seven-game Western Conference semifinals.

Five of seven games in the Seattle-Kelowna series went to overtime. The T-birds looked finished late in Game 7, but Luke Lockhart’s goal tied it with seven seconds left in regulation.

Evan Wardley had put the T-birds ahead 1-0 in the second period, but Baillie tied it with goals in the second and third periods.

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Goalie Brandon Glover stopped 32 of 35 shots for the Thunderbirds. Seattle finished 0 for 27 on power plays in the series.


Kaitlin Inglesby tossed a five-hitter and Kimberlee Souza hit a three-run homer as Washington beat UCLA 6-0 in Los Angeles to complete a Pac-12 series sweep. Missy Taukeiaho added a solo homer and Kylee Lahners had a two-run shot for Washington (28-10, 6-3). It’s the Huskies’ first three-game conference sweep on the road, and the first time they have won three straight against the Bruins (25-11, 2-7) since 2004.


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