Junior right fielder Gabrielle Jackson was a combined five for six with six runs batted in and two doubles, as host Vanguard University swept Embry Riddle in a nonconference softball doubleheader Saturday.

Vanguard claimed an 8-0 victory in the opener. Junior catcher Breanne Gomez and junior shortstop Haley Croce each were two for two, while sophomore starting pitcher Taylor Doyle scattered five hits in four shutout innings, striking out five to improve to 3-0.

Freshman Taylor Wilson and junior Taylor Hallahan each had two hits and scored twice as Vanguard won the second game, 9-1. Sophomore Alexandra Olvera allowed one earned run and six hits to improve to 2-0.

Vanguard is now 9-2, while Embry Riddle is 1-3.


UC Riverside 87,

UC Irvine 75

RIVERSIDE — UCI senior forward Camille Buckley had 28 points and 15 rebounds for her 11th double-double of the season in Saturday's Big West Conference game.

Jasmine Bernard added 14 points for the Anteaters (12-12, 5-5 in conference), who could not hold a 41-34 halftime advantage. Kelly Meggs scored nine points, all on a trio of three-pointers.

Brittany Crain scored a team-high 22 for UC Riverside (5-19, 1-10), which snapped a 16-game losing streak.

UC Irvine plays host to Hawaii on Thursday at the Bren Events Center.



SANTA CLARITA — The Master's College swept visiting Vanguard, 5-3 and 9-3, in Golden State Athletic Conference play Saturday.

Bret Collins was two for three and Michael Flores had two runs battled in for the Lions in the opener.

In the second game, Collins was two for three with a run batted in, while John Schwer was two for three with an RBI.

No. 12-ranked The Master's improved to 16-2, 10-2 in conference.

Vanguard is 9-6, 4-5.