Skip to main content

Washington ends Gophers' season in NCAA softball regional final

The Gophers end the season with a more than respectable 41-17 record.

The Gophers softball team ended its season with a 5-3 loss to the Washington Huskies on Sunday night. 

Washington, ranked fifth in the country, won 5-3 to advance out of the Seattle regional of the NCAA Tournament and into the Super Regional, where they'll face Alabama in a best-of-three series next week. 

Minnesota ends the season with a 41-17 record and the bragging rights of winning the Big Ten Tournament for a third consecutive season. They finished second to Michigan in the Big Ten during the regular season. 

Today's Top Stories

Sparks top Lynx with buzzer beater in WNBA season opener

8-year-old wins new boat by dominating crappie tournament

The top MN news, sports, lifestyle stories in our Bring Me The Newsletter

The Gophers were upset by Texas in the opening game of the double elimination regional on Friday and then bounced back with wins over Boise State and Texas on Saturday. 

Were they to advance to the Super Regional, they would've needed two wins over Washington. 

Next Up

max the golden retriever

St. Paul family heartbroken after burglar kills their dog

The suspect broke into the home, stole items and shot the dog.

Klint Kubiak

Report: Carolina Panthers to interview Vikings OC Klint Kubiak

Klint Kubiak just wrapped up his first season as an NFL offensive coordinator.

plow, snowplow, snow

Winter storm watch issued ahead of Friday snow in Minnesota

The storm system continues to trend with the highest totals in southwestern Minnesota.

Flickr - police lights squad siren - Edward Kimmel

Shooting in Minneapolis; police investigating possible false imprisonment

The victim suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

Tim Walz

Walz set to announce 'actions to support MN hospitals' as omicron surges

The governor will hold a press conference Wednesday morning.

Anthony Edwards

Ingram's clutch 3-pointer thwarts Ant's fourth-quarter rally

Anthony Edwards went off in the fourth quarter but Brandon Ingram capped off a big night with a win.

Pixabay - laptop computer dark screen

19 years in prison for Plymouth man who produced child porn

He used Instagram and other programs to exploit minors.

redington mushing sled dog

Sled dog team hit by snowmobile in hit-and-run in Wisconsin

One dog had to have surgery after breaking his leg in three places.

lanesboro minnesota

Southern Minnesota city named most stunning small town in MN

And it ranks No. 42 out of 50 on the ranking of each state's stunning towns.

duluth police

Threat forces Duluth school into lockdown

Police K9s searched the school before it was given the all clear.

wayzata east middle school

Suspect steals keys from woman at Wayzata school, drives off in her car

It happened during a basketball game at Wayzata East Middle School in Plymouth.

money hundred dollar bills

Defense attorney sentenced to workhouse for swindling client

She told the client he was facing 15-20 years in prison unless he stumped up more cash.

Related

Minnesota softball stays alive, takes on Washington in regional final

Minnesota has to beat Washington twice on Sunday to stay alive.

Screen Shot 2019-05-12 at 8.19.18 PM

Gophers land No. 7 national seed, will host softball tourney regional

Minnesota opens tournament play Friday night against NDSU.

Gopher softball

How to watch Gophers play LSU in the NCAA Super 16

The games at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium in Minneapolis are sold out.

No. 2 in the country and NCAA doesn't give Gophers softball a top 16 seed

Despite the most wins in the country, the Gophers didn't get one of the top 16 seeds.

No. 2 in the country and NCAA doesn't give Gophers softball a top 16 seed

Despite the most wins in the country, the Gophers didn't get one of the top 16 seeds.

Gophers volleyball stunned in season-ending loss to Oregon

Minnesota was two wins shy of playing in the Final Four at Target Center.

Amber Fiser

After storm, Gophers rally falls short at Women's College World Series

It's the first appearance in the Women's College World Series for the Gophers.

How to watch Gophers vs. Oregon State in NCAA Super Regional

Minnesota's regional games were only available via online streams.