"It's a big game and a lot of the girls haven't been here before," Thayer said. "It's a big moment to come and play for Southern California. They shook it out a bit when Tiffany hit that home run and that was just a sign we were OK."
Jordan Lousararian gave CVFH another dominating performance in the circle, as she held Westchester to three hits and an unearned run through the first four innings before Alatraca relieved her in the fifth.
CVFH took its first lead of the game, 3-1, in the bottom of the fifth when Cailen Rodriguez (two for four) lined a two-run single to right field. Alatraca drew a leadoff walk to start the inning and was subbed out for pinch-runner Taylor Schaffer, who moved to second on a sacrifice bunt from Paige Baker.