Time and time again, the UCLA softball team has proven that it is able to win without key starters.

When senior Megan Langenfeld was sidelined with a strained hamstring going into regional competition last weekend, the team ““ and Langenfeld ““ could have easily folded.

But the Bruins (43-11) trounced the St. Mary’s Gaels May 21, and Langenfeld, as if on cue, came back the following day and promptly blasted two home runs to secure a 4-3 victory.