IRVINE, Calif. – Vanguard softball was eliminated from the Golden State Athletic Conference Tournament by way of a tough 3-1 loss to Hope International on Friday afternoon. The Lions have been knocked out of post-season play by the Royals in back-to-back-to-back years despite generally outplaying HIU during regular season slates.
IRVINE, Calif. – Vanguard took No. 1 Concordia down to the wire on Thursday evening in the Golden State Athletic Conference Softball Championships, but came just short, falling 3-2 to drop into the loser's bracket. Catcher Breanne Gomez (JR/Santa Ana, CA), the GSAC Player of the Week, extended her streak of dominance with a 3-for-3 performance at the plate against the Eagles.
IRVINE, Calif. – Vanguard's ace hurler, Rachel Stalford (JR/San Diego, CA), shutout the Royals on Thursday morning in Golden State Athletic Conference softball tournament action. The fourth-seeded Lions, led by five players with two hits apiece, posted a decisive 7-0 victory to advance in the winner's bracket where VU will face No. 1 seed Concordia at 4:14 pm later in the day.
COSTA MESA, Calif. – Five Vanguard softball players were recognized as being the best-of-the-best in the Golden State Athletic Conference ranks on Monday, as center fielder Taylor Hallahan (JR/Santee, CA), first baseman Brittney Boggs (JR/Lakewood, CA), pitcher Rachel Stalford (JR/San Diego, CA), catcher Breanne Gomez (JR/Santa Ana, CA) and third baseman Shelby Kuryllo (JR/Corona, CA) were voted to the 2014 All-GSAC team.
COSTA MESA, Calif. – Vanguard's dynamic pitcher-catcher combo of Rachel Stalford (JR/San Diego, CA) and Breanne Gomez (JR/Santa Ana, CA) swept the Golden State Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week and Player of the Week awards on April 21 for their performances against Arizona Christian and Azusa Pacific.
IRVINE, Calif. - The Golden State Athletic Conference Softball Tournament is back. All six teams will compete in the tournament April 24-26 to be hosted by GSAC Champion Concordia University in Irvine, Calif. For the first time since 2011, the conference will stage a postseason tournament. The addition of a first-year softball program at San Diego Christian gives the GSAC the NAIA-required 6 member schools with the sport, allowing the return of the tournament.