ATHERTON, Calif. – In their first game of the 2016 GSAC Tournament hosted by Menlo College, the Lions (RV) (34-20) shutout the Warriors to gain a 4-0 win at Wunderlich Field. Vanguard was led by Taylor Doyle (SR/Oceanside, CA) (14-8) who threw a complete game and allowed only three hits. Today's win marks seven straight victories for the Blue and Gold.
COSTA MESA, Calif. - The Golden State Athletic Conference released the 2016 All-GSAC Awards early Tuesday afternoon and the Lions were represented by Alexandra Olvera (SR/Gilroy, CA), Taylor Wilson (JR/Modesto, CA), and Kaitlin Estes (SO/Costa Mesa, CA). Olvera and Wilson grabbed two of the four at-large spots on the team and Estes was one of five infielders to make the squad. In total, 20 members make the list broken up in seven categories.
COSTA MESA, Calif. - The Vanguard softball team swept the Golden State Athletic Conference Player of the Week and Pitcher of the Week prizes for the second time this year. Samantha Shaffer (FR/Modesto, CA) takes home the first award in her young Lions career while Alexandra Olvera (SR/Gilroy, CA) earns the recognition of Pitcher of the Week for a second time in 2016.
COSTA MESA, Calif. – Hosting the final home games of the season, the Lions (33-20, 14-10) took on the Biola Eagles (21-30-1, 7-17) with standings in the 2016 Golden State Athletic Conference Tournament at stake. Led by their senior starting pitchers, the Pride went the distance and took home victories in both parts of the double header by 1-0 and 6-2 scores.
PRESCOTT, Ariz. – Ending the road trip, the 18th ranked Lions (17-14) split the twin bill with Embry-Riddle University of Arizona (8-20). An offensive battled overtook the first game which ended in a narrow defeat for the Pride, but fought back and took the nightcap by three runs.
COSTA MESA, Calif. – Vanguard (31-20, 12-10) continues its winning streak as they have now won four straight games and five of their last six contests. The Lions took the first game in an 11-0 shutout over Hope International (25-26, 9-15) before walking away with a 10-2 victory in the final game as they posted a plus 19 run difference.
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