No. 2 Cal Poly Collars No. 6 University of Washington, 11-5, To Reach 2018 Women's National Coll

Jalene Weatherholt of Washington and Cal Poly's Hannah Vaughn Hulbert (Courtesy of CWPA)

Original story from CWPA

GRESHAM, Ore. — Maddie David (Fr., Pleasanton, Calif.) scored four times to rack-up Player of the Game status as Pacific Coast Division Champion/No. 2-ranked California Polytechnic State University knocked off host/Northwest Division Champion/No. 6 University of Washington, 12-5, in the quarterfinals of the 2018 Women’s National Collegiate Club Championship at Mt. Hood Community College.

Courtesy the win, Cal Poly advances into the tournament semifinals at 6:20 p.m. Pacific/9:20 p.m. Eastern later tonight as the Mustangs will meet the victor of a quarterfinal between Southwest Division Champion/No. 11 University of California-San Diego and and Midwest Division Champion/No. 10 Lindenwood University.

Cal Poly never trailed against Washington in opening up a 4-0 lead in the first quarter as Claudia Macedo (Sr., San Martin, Calif.) and David lined in advantage opportunities with 6:30 and 3:37 on the clock, respectively, prior to posting even-strength scores with 59 and 22 seconds left.

Karli Stevenson (So., Tacoma, Wash.) and Mary Elizabeth Ward (Jr., San Rafael, Calif.) sliced into the lead with back-to-back natural tallies at the 5:46 and 2:10 marks of the second quarter to move Washington within 4-2. Cal Poly got one of the scores back prior to halftime as David deposited a ball into the cage to complete a hat-trick and make it 5-2 at the break.

Taylor Best (Sr., Yorba Linda, Calif.) returned the lead to four scores (6-2) with 4:36 left in the third quarter by cashing in on a six-on-five opportunity, but Ward delivered a response for Washington with 1:34 to narrow the gap back to three at 6-3 going into the fourth quarter.

Both teams hit the twine to start the final frame as the Mustangs’ Emily Milton (Fr., Reedley, Calif.) and the Huskies’ Kacey Kuchenbecker (Jr., Kanehoe, Hawaii) hurled in strikes at 5:55 and 5:36, respectively, to