Eugene, Ore. • In a win-or-go-home scenario, BYU defeated Portland State 2-0 behind pitcher Tori Almond's a two-hit effort Friday in the Eugene Regional of the NCAA Women's Softball Tournament.
Brigham Young is also playing without WAC Player of the Year Delaney Willard, who injured her right throwing hand Thursday. She will probably miss Saturday's action.
The Cougars advance to the championship round against Oregon at 1 p.m. Saturday at Howe Field in Eugene, Ore. BYU must defeat host and 11th-seeded Oregon twice to advance to the Super Regional. A second game, if needed, is scheduled for 4 p.m.