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Seattle: Winning isn’t easy to do

February 22, 2021
Source: Gonzaga Basketball/Twitter
Source: Gonzaga Basketball/Twitter

🏀Men’s college basketball: Top-ranked Gonzaga kept their foot on the gas on Saturday, racing away with a 106–69 victory over San Diego. And with just two regular season contests remaining on the schedule, it seems pretty likely the 22-0 ’Zags will enter the postseason undefeated. Knock on wood.

🥎🏐Huskies: The bats were on fire for No. 2 UW softball yesterday, with the Huskies taking a 17–0 (!!!) five-inning mercy victory over Utah Valley. But the classic struggle for women’s sports fans everywhere: there was no video stream of the game. Sigh.

  • The softball squad wasn’t the only Husky team winning this weekend. No. 10 UW volleyball won both of its weekend matches against Colorado, first with Friday’s thrilling five-setter and then with Sunday’s sweep. Killing it.

⚾️Mariners: The Mariners are in the news for all the wrong reasons. CEO and president Kevin Mather’s disparaging, shady and xenophobic beliefs recently came to light in a talk with the Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club. Look (and hope) for the Mariners to take action on this soon. Ugh. 


Seattle: Hit it out of the park

February 18, 2021
Source: USWNT/Twitter
Source: USWNT/Twitter

⚽️Soccer: Though the NWSL isn’t back in action until April’s Challenge Cup, two OL Reign players — Megan Rapinoe and Quinn — are taking the pitch in the SheBelieves Cup tonight...just for opposing teams. 

  • Defender Quinn, representing Canada, will square off against forward Rapinoe and the Americans at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. Sorry Quinn, but good luck against the USWNT.  
  • Last month’s friendlies against Colombia were Rapinoe’s first game-action in nearly a year, and she made her mark with two goals. More ’Pinoe celebrations, please.

🥎Softball: But before the US-Canada soccer showdown, we’ll be watching No. 2 UW softball deliver bombs against BYU today at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT. The Huskies opened their season with a bang last week, winning all five games of the UNLV Tournament. 

  • Pitcher Gabbie Plain’s dominance on the mound led the Huskies’ efforts. The Australian Olympic team hopeful threw a perfect game in the season opener and hasn’t allowed a run yet this year. What, like it’s hard?