Feb. 24, 2002
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - The Santa Clara University softball team fell to host UC Santa Barbara 2-0 to close tournament play at the "Softball by the Beach" Invitational, played at Elings Park. The Broncos went 0-5 at the tournament to fall to 7-11 on the season. UCSB improved to 10-12.
Gaucho Loren Thornburg earned the win en route to her third shutout of the season, pushing her record to 5-6 for the year. UCSB Leslie Simien went 3-for-4 in the game, giving her a tournament-high seven hits.
Sixth-ranked Cal won the tournament, going 5-0 on the weekend.
"We are very disappointed with the results of the weekend, coaches and players alike" head coach Marcy Crouch said, "but we're still really motivated and looking forward to a good week of practice before we head toward our next challenge, a ranked team in Fresno State on Saturday."
Santa Clara returns to action on March 2, visiting 17th-ranked Fresno State for a 1 p.m. doubleheader.