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Mike Candrea, Alyssa Palomino-Cardoza reflect on reaching Women’s College World Series

The Arizona softball team beat Arkansas 4-1 on Saturday to sweep the Fayetteville Super Regional and clinch their 24th trip to the Women’s College World Series.

The Wildcats were trailing 1-0 in the fifth when sixth-year senior Alyssa Palomino-Cardoza lifted a two-run homer to give her team a lead it would not relinquish.

Here’s what she and head coach Mike Candrea had to say before hitting the road to Oklahoma City.

Mike Candrea

Mike Candrea on reaching the WCWS

Mike Candrea on Arizona Softball reaching the Women's College World Series: "This is a moment in my life that I'll never forget because of what we've had to go through."

Posted by AZ Desert Swarm on Saturday, May 29, 2021

Alyssa Palomino-Cardoza

Alyssa Palomino-Cardoza post Arkansas

Sixth-year senior Alyssa Palomino-Cardoza's two-run homer was the game-winning hit in Arizona Softball's 4-1 win over Arkansas. What a way to celebrate her 24th birthday.

Posted by AZ Desert Swarm on Saturday, May 29, 2021