Taran Alvelo went the distance, striking out 11 Knights along the way as #5-ranked Washington scored twice in the sixth to defeat UCF, 3-1, at the Puerto Vallarta College Challenge.
With the score tied 1-1, Emma Helm rocked a solo homer to right-center field to give the Huskies a 2-1 lead. Later in the inning, Amirah Milloy reached on an infield hit to score another run, giving Washington (7-1) a 3-1 lead.
Alvelo would make the lead hold up. While UCF (2-3) would get runners on first and second, Alvelo would finish the night with her final strikeout, earning the victory to improve to 4-1.