The No. 14 Gophers softball team lost 7-2 to 20th-ranked Washington on Sunday at the Kickoff Classic tournament in Las Vegas, finishing 3-2 in the season-opening competition.
Brandi McGregor gave the Gophers their only lead with a two-run homer in the top of the second inning. Washington tied it on Trysten Melhart’s double in the bottom of the inning.
It remained 2-2 until the Huskies scored twice in the fourth, then put the game away with a three-run sixth after the Gophers failed to score after loading the bases with none out in the top of the inning.
Dungey goes wire to wire
Defending series champion Ryan Dungey won the Monster Energy AMA Supercross race Saturday night at Petco Park in San Diego, leading all 20 laps for his fourth 450SX victory of the season and 26th overall.
The Red Bull KTM factory rider from Belle Plaine increased his lead in the season standings to 26 points over Suzuki’s Ken Roczen. Dungey has won or finished second in 17 straight races and has reached the podium in 22 events in a row.
Honda’s Cole Seely was second, followed by Roczen, Husqvarna’s Jason Anderson, Honda’s Trey Canard and Kawasaki’s Eli Tomac.
Kawasaki’s Joey Savatgy won the Western Regional 250SX race for his second victory in the first six races. He broke a tie with Yamaha’s Cooper Webb for the season lead, moving three points ahead.
Webb rallied to finish second after an early wreck.
Gophers men’s tennis falls
Ruben Weber won in singles and teamed for a victory that helped clinch the doubles point, but the 23rd-ranked Gophers men’s tennis team lost 5-2 to visiting Drake. Weber and Marino Alpeza triumphed 6-2 at No. 1 doubles, and Jeremy Lynn and Matic Spec clinched the doubles point with a 7-4 victory in a tiebreaker.