The St. Cloud State University softball team extended their win streak to three games and kept their NSIC Tournament run alive by defeating the University of Sioux Falls and Concordia-St. Paul on Friday.

SCSU started out hot in the opening game against the Cougars. They put up three runs in the first inning to take a commanding lead. USF scored their first in the second inning, and the Huskies answered with another in each of the next two innings to push their lead to 5-1. Sioux Falls had a huge sixth inning, scoring four times and tying the game up 5-5. It took three extra innings, but the Huskies finally broke the tie and won the game 6-5.

In the second game, St. Cloud State also came out swinging. They ran in two in the first inning to take a slim 2-1 lead. The Golden Bears tied it up in the third, 2-2. Concordia got ahead of the Huskies 3-2 in the top of the fourth, but in the second frame, SCSU scored another to re-tie the game 3-3. In the fifth inning, St. Cloud scored twice to break the tie and take a 5-3 lead. That would stand until the end of seven to give the Huskies another win.

Morgan Emmans led the team with 3 runs. Maya Keating, Jasmin Estrada, and Raven Vanden Langenberg each added two. Kate Kopeck threw seven strikeouts in the game against Concordia-St. Paul.

The Huskies improve to 42-15. They advance to the final day of the tournament for the first time since they joined the conference a decade ago. They face Winona State University on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. for a chance to go to the championship game against Augustana at 2:00 p.m.