Notre Dame softball: ND cruises into title game

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Cassidy Whidden drove in three runs and Katey Haus picked up three hits and scored three times as top-seeded Notre Dame advanced to the championship game of the Big East Tournament with a 9-1 win over DePaul Friday in Tampa, Fla.

The Irish (43-12) will face either Louisville or South Florda for the championship Saturday at 4 p.m.

DePaul010000-- 1 4 3
Notre Dame010503-- 9 7 0

Kirsten Verdun (L, 23-13), Morgan Maize (6); Laura Winter (W, 29-9).

2B: Katey Haus (ND), Cassidy Whidden (ND), Lauren Stuhr (ND).

HR: Staci Bonezek (D).

Records: DePaul 32-21, Notre Dame 43-12.