Social media stunned after No. 2 UCLA eliminated from NCAA softball tournament

Upsets happen all the time in the NCAA Tournament. Whether itโ€™s basketball, baseball or lacrosse we see Davids beat Goliaths all the time in collegiate postseason play.

However, what we donโ€™t see all the time is the No. 2 seed in the tournament not making it out of the opening weekend, especially in a double-elimination format.

But thatโ€™s what happened to the No. 2 UCLA Bruins this weekend. After losing to Grand Canyon on Friday night, the Bruins were upset by the Liberty Flames on Saturday in a stunning 2-1 loss.

Scroll to continue with content
Ad

The last time UCLA was eliminated from the regional round of the tournament was 2013. That was the third season in a row in which it failed to qualify for the super regional.

The stunning upset opens the door for San Diego State to advance if it beats Liberty in the regional final on Sunday. The winner would face the winner of the Salt Lake City regional between Utah and Ole Miss.

Social media was buzzing Saturday evening at the elimination of the UCLA Bruins and here are some of the best reactions.

The Game Winner

The Final Out

Strong edit work here

Even the GOAT is stunned

A stunning upset

You read that right

Us too, Erin

Neither did we, Nicole

One of the Giants of Softball falls

Still hard to imagine

Nobody saw it coming

The No. 2 team in the country gone opens the door

Is Liberty for real?

Incredibly surprising

Hopefully the weather's nice

Story originally appeared on Sooners Wire