UC Irvine 15, Iona 4

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Danielle Warde scored five goals to help the No. 5-seeded Anteaters to their first NCAA Tournament win in the fifth-place semifinal Saturday at the University of Michigan.

UCI (22-9) will face Indiana in the fifth-place match Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

Iona is 30-9.

Jessy Cardey added two goals to help the Anteaters eclipse the UCI record for goals in a season set in 2009 when they scored 314. The 15 goals put UCI at 329 with one match remaining.

UCI goalie Morgan Vickers, a Newport Harbor High product, had five saves.



UC Irvine 7, UC Santa Barbara 4

SANTA BARBARA — Freshmen Andrew Thurman and Jimmy Litchfield combined for eight innings of one-hit, shutout relief to lift the visiting Anteaters, who clinched the three-game Big West Conference series that concludes Sunday.

Thurman allowed one hit, struck out three and did not walk a batter to improve to 3-3.

Litchfield struck out two in 1 2/3 hitless innings without a walk.

Starter Matt Whitehouse allowed four earned runs and six hits in three-plus innings.

Junior catcher Ronnie Shaeffer drove in two runs, while junior second baseman Tommy Reyes and senior third baseman Brian Hernandez had two hits apiece for UCI (33-13, 12-5 in conference).

D.J. Crumlich, Jordan Fox and Reyes had one RBI each for the winners, whose nine hits were all singles.

UCSB fell to 21-23, 6-11.



Big West Conference Championships