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Softball season down to the wire in close PCSC race Softball from page 20 driver’s seat to win the conference title and earn a berth in the NCAA Regionals.

“The ironic thing is we played probably our best two games of the season, [but those were] two of the games we lost,” said Ferrin. “We

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Junior Sam Fischer (pictured earlier this season) hit the 38th home run of her career last week, tying Danielle Kaminaka for the conference record.

crushed between nine and 11 line drives that just found defenders’ gloves. Our pitching was stellar, but they just played that much better than we did.” The Lions held the Hornets to only two runs in their first two games and only one run in the third contest. Two of those games went into extra innings. “They [Sacramento State] were playing desperate softball. They had to win those games if they wanted to stay alive,” said Ferrin. LMU now finds itself behind San Diego in the conference standings, with a four-game series against the Toreros at Smith Field to conclude the 2011 season. “We cannot get ahead of ourselves,” said Ferrin. “We have a lot of softball to play before we get to that point, but it sure is exciting.” San Diego is riding an impressive 11-game winning streak. “It will be an uphill climb, no doubt, but our girls are ready and we are excited to finish up conference,” said Ferrin. “If you want to be the best, you must beat the best, and that’s exactly what we’ll have to do.” The Lions will host Cal State Bakersfield Saturday and Sunday on Smith Field starting at noon on both days.

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W. Lacrosse New club provisionally instated to bring back women’s lacrosse team. As of this semester, LMU is now home to a women’s lacrosse club. Although it has only been instated as a provisional team, it is working to become recognized as an official LMU club sport. The club’s adviser, Jason Joyce, is working to get the club reinstated in the league. “We have a trial period of two years – I believe – to show that we can keep up a schedule,” said Hannah McDermott, a freshman business marketing major and president of the club. “But within the first year, if we show we can keep a schedule, we’ll move up into the different divisions.” According to McDermott, LMU formerly hosted a women’s lacrosse team from 1994 until it disbanded in 2008. “When I came here, I was looking around, and we didn’t have one,” said McDermott. “And I heard that we had one before, so I was like, ‘Let’s get one started.’” The club will be coached by Lito Cornell, who acted as the organization’s coach when it was formerly intact. “We have a group of 20 girls who are interested now,” said McDermott. “And we had a table at preview day, and nine freshmen signed up as well.” Those interested in joining the women’s lacrosse club can contact the club at Compiled by Michael Goldsholl | Asst. Managing Editor | Sports Editor Follow the Loyolan sports section on Twitter for Score & Updates

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