“We had opportunities today,” said Coach Geoff Hirai. “We just need to improve in those situations. Overall, we’re making strides in a positive direction.”
Bouska hit a one-out double in the top of the first inning, but the rally went no further. In the second, Morris singled, but SU (3-11) could not move her around. CSUN put together two singles and a walk to score a run and grab a 1-0 edge.
Bouska had a hit in the third and Morris singled again in the fourth, but neither scored. In the fifth, Nicole Bolasky led off with a single and then Kaylee Ree later had a base hit, but the Redhawks were retired to end the threat.
Morris reached for a third time in the sixth inning, this time via walk, but again, the Matadors kept her stranded at first. CSUN then came up with a pair of home runs in the bottom half of the frame, tacking on insurance for a three-run advantage.
The Redhawks continued to work, as Sara Dominguez singled with one out in the seventh, but two flyouts closed out the contest.
Morris went 2-2 with a walk, while Bouska was 2-4 with a double. Andie Larkins gave up six hits and three runs in six innings of work in the circle.
Seattle U travels to Hawaii for the Malihini Kipa Aloha Tournament next weekend. The Redhawks will play five games in Honolulu March 3-5.