Washington’s women’s golf team shot a 4-under-par 284 to grab the lead at the PING/Arizona State Invitational in Tempe, Ariz.
The 11th-ranked Huskies have a three-shot lead over sixth-ranked Arizona State. No. 7 South Carolina and No. 9 Arizona are tied for third at even par. Washington State (13-over 301) was 14th.
SooBin Kim fired a 3-under 69 for UW. She was tied for third, one stroke off the lead shared by Katelyn Dambaugh of South Carolina and Ani Gulugian of UCLA.
Huskies teammates Kelli Bowers and Ying Luo were tied for 12th at 1-under 71.
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Joe Pistorese tossed a five-hit shutout and host Washington State downed California 3-0 in the opener of a three-game Pac-12 series.
The shutout by Pistorese (2-1) was the first of the nine-inning variety by a Cougar in a conference home game since Kyle Kawabata blanked Washington in 1995. It was also the first whitewashing of California (14-13, 3-4) by Washington State (13-13, 4-3) at home in school history.
Washington State scored the only runs it needed in the first inning off California starter Daulton Jefferies (2-3). With one out, Trek Stemp and Yale Rosen recorded back-to-back doubles for a 1-0 lead. With two outs, Golden Bears second baseman Brenden Farney committed two errors on a ground ball off the bat of Ben Roberts that allowed Rosen to score.
The Cougars added a run in the third when Stemp singled, took third on a single by Rosen and scored on a fielder’s choice by Nick Tanielu.
• Host Sacramento State beat Seattle University 8-1 to open a Western Athletic Conference series. Brennan Leitao allowed seven hits and one run in seven innings to get the win for the Hornets (18-11, 7-0).
Cullen Hendrickson, Griffin Andreychuk and Grant Newton each went 2 for 4 for the Redhawks (11-13, 3-1), and Brock Carpenter had a run-scoring single.
Host Seattle U (13-24, 2-3 WAC) swept a doubleheader from Utah Valley (10-22, 3-2), winning 8-7 and 4-3.
Lisa Maulden drove in four runs in the first game for the Redhawks and Brianna Guerrero homered in the second game.
• Western Washington (19-9) won its first three games at the Tournament of Champions in Turlock, Calif.
The Vikings (20-9) beat Azusa Pacific 7-6, defeated host Cal State Stanislaus 8-7 in eight innings and finished the busy day with a 10-2 triumph in six innings over Cal State Dominguez Hills.
Kaleigh Keating had three hits, three runs and three RBI in the first two games for WWU. Lauren Bennett’s two-run walkoff double won the second game.
Host Washington picked up its first Pac-12 win of the season with a 4-2 victory over Arizona.
The Huskies (10-9, 1-2) next host Utah on Sunday.
Washington won two doubles matches behind Emmett Egger and Jeff Hawke, and then Viktor Farkas and Max Manthou.
In singles, Egger won at No. 1, Farkas at No. 5 and Michael Chamerski at No. 6.
Elizaveta Luzina’s win at No. 1 singles clinched the match as host Washington State beat Washington 4-0.
The Cougars (16-8, 2-5 Pac-12) won two of three doubles matches. Elianne Douglas-Miron and Riko Shimizu won their doubles match for the Huskies (10-9, 0-7).
In singles, Luzina, Maria Biryukova and Olga Musilovich won their matches for WSU.
Track and field
Washington State’s Ruby Roberts set a school record (16:09.02) in the 5,000 at the Stanford Invitational.
• Western Washington’s Michael Stralser was second among six decathlon competitors in final-day action at the WWU Combined Events Track & Field Meet. Stralser finished with 5,587 points.
• Taylor de Laveaga (37:17.52) and Lauren Hammerle (37:48.99) both broke the Seattle U record in the women’s 10,000 meters at the San Francisco State Distance Carnival.
From sports-information reports.