USD Weekly Update | 4-3-18
USD Women’s Tennis was defeated by BYU on Saturday by a score of 4-2. The Toreros fell behind early, losing the doubles point. Following the doubles round, USD headed into singles competition where the matches went back and forth. The Cougars went up 2-0 after the first singles match but the Toreros responded with a win in the next match, 6-2, 6-3.
BYU answered with their third point, 6-1, 7-5 but the Toreros continued to fight as Daniela Morales gained the Toreros' second point when she defeated her BYU opponent, 6-4, 6-3. However in the next singles match, BYU secured the win. The Toreros are now 8-8 overall and 1-4 in WCC play. They will look to bounce back this Friday vs Long Beach State.
USD Men’s Tennis defeated BYU to remain undefeated in WCC play on Saturday. David Norfeldt was the hero of the match, coming back to win his fifth straight match and the clinching point for the Toreros. USD won the doubles point and held a 3-0 lead during singles play before BYU rallied. The Cougars cut the USD lead to 3-2 before Norfeldt finished them off.
After trailing 4-1 in the first set, then 6-5, Norfeldt forced a tiebreaker and won it, 7-4, to take the first set. He jumped out to a 5-1 lead in the second set but dropped the next three games before finishing off his opponent, 6-4, to seal the victory The Toreros now sit at 9-7 overall with a 3-0 record in WCC play.
USD Softball picked up wins vs. San Diego State and UCSB this past week. A strong effort by Hannah Boos and a pinch-hit home run powered USD to a 4-2 victory at San Diego State on Tuesday. Boos turned in another quality performance, holding the Aztecs to two runs on six hits and no walks with six k’s. She held a no-hitter through the first 3 1/3 innings before it was broken up by an infield single. The 6-9 batters for the Toreros paced the offense accounting for 5 of the 6 hits.
Emili Olague homered in the 3rd to put the Toreros up 2-0 and they added two more later in the inning. SDSU rallied for two in the bottom half of the inning but that was all the offense for the Aztecs. Delaney Heller earned her team-leading fourth save of the season, striking out the side in the seventh to seal the victory for the Toreros.
The Toreros continued their winning ways on Wednesday with a 4-1 over the UCSB Gauchos. Five Toreros players registered a hit apiece and four players scored a run each. Once again the Toreros pitching was strong, giving up just one run on five hits. The Toreros are now 21-15 on the season and face off versus UNLV on Tuesday.
USD Baseball went 1-2 this past weekend in San Francisco. The series started with a 8-4 defeat to the Dons on Thursday. The Toreros fell behind early and trailed 5-0 after six before getting getting on the board with a two run homer from Daniel Gardner. However, the Toreros were unable to contain the Dons offense which tallied 14 hits off Torero pitching. The struggle continued on Friday for the Toreros as they fell 4-2 to the Dons.
USD got off to a 1-0 lead but The Dons tied the score at 1-all in the third, and it was a one-out, two-run homer by off USD starter Chris Murphy in the 5th inning that was the big blow. Murphy would leave after 5.0 innings of work having scattered five hits while striking out eight and allowing three runs. The Dons added another run in the 6th and held the Toreros offense at bay to get the win.
The Toreros were able to avoid the sweep however with a 5-0 win on Saturday. USD’s pitching held the Dons to just 5 hits. USD jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the 5th inning and the offense never looked back totalling 11 hits and three doubles. The Toreros are now 13-15 on the season and 4-5 in WCC play. They head back home for a non conference matchup vs UC Irvine on Wednesday.