Veronica Zepeda tallied her second multiple-goal effort of the year with two scores against UNC to join teammate Kristi Candau as the only Broncos players to score two goals in a game during this year's NCAA Tournament. Of note, Candau's pair of scores came in a 5-1 win over Arizona State in the third round.
Santa Clara is now 4-0 when Zepeda scores and 16-0-1 when scoring first this season.
Santa Clara improved itsrecord of consecutive victories over North Carolina to three with tonight,s win.
Additionally, with the win, Santa Clara makes it two consecutive years in which they defeated North Carolina in the NCAA College Cup. Last season, the Broncos defeated UNC 1-0 to win their first-ever NCAA Women's Soccer Championship. Santa Clara is now riding a nine-game winning streak. The streak started with a 1-0 win over Loyola Maramount on Oct. 27. The Broncos are also riding an NCAA
Tournament winning streak that spans 11 games dating back to 2000.
The Broncos have scored more than two goals in their last seven matches.
With her goal at 78:34, North Carolina's Lindsay Tarpley tallied her 16th goal of the season and third of the tournament. The assist by Catherine Reddick marked her fifth of the season and third to Tarpley.