By Earl Heath, Contributing Sports Writer

It was an awesome finish for UCLA softball as junior Alliyah Jordan at the St. Petersburg Elite Invitational.  With her team trailing 2-1 in the sophomore stepped up in the top of the seventh inning against 5th ranked Florida State and ripped the ball to left field for a double allowing shortstop Briana Perez and third baseman Seneca Curo to score. That gave the Bruins a 3-2 lead and they held on for the win.

It was special in that the Bruins were eliminated by FSU in the WCWS two years ago. “The last time we played them we had that bitter taste in our mouth so we used that as fuel to our fire,” Jordan told ESPN’s Beth Mowins.

Jordan had a super weekend batting (.583) with seven hits, three doubles and six walks.

Everyone must step up with the absence of  2-time Player of the Year Rachael Garcia and Bubba Nickles, they both are with team USA readying for team the Olympics.

The Bruins are back at the top of the USA Today /Coaches college softball poll again after starting the week at number 3. They had wins in the at over three top 25 teams that included #9 Alabama 7-0, and an 8-3 win over #15 Georgia.

Sophomore Megan Faraimo pitched 21 innings striking out 25 batters while giving up just 3 earned runs, running her record to 6-0 on the season.

The Bruins head to Cathedral City this weekend taking on Texas A&M in the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic.