OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Ali Aguilar homered in the sixth inning and Taran Alvelo threw a two-hitter in Washington's 1-0 victory over UCLA on Saturday night in a Women's College World Series elimination game.
Alvelo (34-8) struck out seven. Washington (50-13) will play No. 1 seed Florida on Sunday, and will have to beat the Gators twice to reach the championship series.
UCLA freshman Rachel Garcia (23-9) gave up just five hits and one walk and struck out seven.
UCLA played the game without assistant coach Lisa Fernandez. The three-time USA Olympic gold medalist pitcher was suspended two games for bumping into the home plate umpire while arguing a no-call during the Bruins' win over Texas A&M earlier in the day. She sat in the stands during the game against Washington, occasionally posing with fans and signing autographs.