Arizona, UCLA to meet for NCAA softball title

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By Natalie Rivers By Natalie Rivers

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Stacie Chambers and K'Lee Arredondo each hit a two-run homer, and Brigette Del Ponte provided the go-ahead RBI single in the fifth inning as Arizona beat Tennessee 5-2 on Sunday night to move into the Women's College World Series finals.

The 10th-seeded Wildcats avenged a blowout loss to the Lady Vols (50-14) earlier in the World Series by sweeping a pair of rematches to set up a best-of-three showdown against longtime rival UCLA beginning Monday night.

The finals will feature college softball's two historic powerhouses. UCLA has 11 NCAA titles, including one that was later vacated, and Arizona (52-12) has taken home the trophy eight times.

This time, the Wildcats needed to win four straight games to reach the championship after losing 9-0 to Tennessee in their World Series opener.