University of Utah pitcher Janet Womack threw a 2-0 no-hitter Thursday against Colorado State in the first round of the WAC softball championship.

It was the first no-hitter of Womack's career, and she missed a perfect game by one first-inning walk. The junior struck out four batters, giving her 343 career strikeouts, eclipsing the Ute record of 341 held by Ute assistant coach Michele Townsend."Janet threw more off-speed stuff and changeups than usual and really kept CSU off-track," said Ute Coach Jo Evans. The closest Womack came to losing the no-hitter was in the sixth, when outfielder Charmelle Green made a running catch at the warning track. The win improved Womack's record to 18-6; the Utes are 23-12.

The Utes did all their scoring in the fourth. Cowley smacked a leadoff double, then scored on Green's double. DiMeglio knocked Green in with a single.

Utah faces New Mexico, a 1-0 winner over San Diego, today at 6 p.m. MDT. The winner advances to the championship game Saturday at 5 p.m.