October 8, 2000

Women's Soccer Wins WCC Opener with 3-1 Win Over Pepperdine

Oct. 8, 2000

Box Score

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Senior Rachel Weber posted her first game-winner of the season to lead the ninth-ranked Santa Clara women's soccer team to its fourth straight win in a 3-1 victory over Portland in WCC action this afternoon at Buck Shaw Stadium.

Weber scored at the 33-minute mark when she took a pass from Devvyn Hawkins and beat two defenders for a straight shot at the net. Aly Wagner posted the Broncos' first goal of the afternoon off a cross from Heather Aldama from the far side. Aldama capped the scoring with a goal in the second half.

Waves midfielder Lacey Ubaldi scored Pepperdine's lone goal of the match after collecting a goalkeeper deflection and scoring from 15 yards out during first-half play.

Santa Clara improves to 9-3-1, 2-0-0 in league play. The Waves lose their second straight to fall to 9-3-1 overall, 0-2-0 in the WCC.

The win extended Santa Clara's WCC winning streak to 19 victories. The Broncos have not lost a league match since a 1-0 overtime defeat to No. 3 Portland on Oct. 31, 1997. During this streak, the team has outscored the opposition 99-4 with 15 shutouts.

Santa Clara travels north next weekend for its first WCC road match. No. 18 Portland will host the Broncos on Sat., Oct. 14 at 2:15 p.m.

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Santa Clara 3, Pepperdine 1 
Team 1 2 Final
Pepperdine 1 0 1
Santa Clara 2 1 3

Shots
Pepperdine 6
Santa Clara 13

Goalie Saves
Phillips 5
Gordon 4

Goal Summary
SCU Aly Wagner (Heather Aldama) 8:58 SCU, 1-0
PEPP Lacey Ubaldi (Unassisted) 21:57 Tie, 1-1
SCU Rachel Weber (Devvyn Hawkins, Kristi Candau) 32:17 SCU, 2-1
SCU Heather Aldama (McKenzie Zajonc) 47:32 SCU, 3-1