SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. - In the third game of the season Santa Clara (3-0-0) defeated Cal Poly (2-2-0) by a score of 3-0. Julie Johnston scored two goals making it the third time in three games a Bronco player has scored two goals. Ellie Rice scored two goals at San Jose State in the season-opener and Lauren Matheson scored two goals at UC Santa Barbara.
Johnston, the reigning WCC Freshman of the Year, scored in the 13th minute to put Santa Clara ahead 1-0. Sarah Jackson took a shot that was saved by Cal Poly goalie Brooke Gauvin but Johnston got the rebound and scored her first goal of the season.
The Broncos were on the attack in the first half as they outshot the Mustangs 12-1.
The second half started on a high note for Santa Clara. In the 53rd minute Sarah Jackson took a ball from Jenny LaPonte and deposited it in the back of the net to put the Broncos up 2-0.
Seven minutes later, in the 60th minute, Julie Johnston scored her second goal of the match on an assist from Lauren Matheson. Johnston got the ball and beat the goalie one-on-one from 15 yards out to make the score 3-0 in favor of Santa Clara.
The game ended 3-0 with Santa Clara outshooting Cal Poly 20-3. Santa Clara also had nine shots on goal to Cal Poly's two.
The Broncos next match will be against Oregon State in the University of Oregon Tournament. The Oregon State game will be at 4:30 p.m. on Fri., Sept. 2. On Sun., Sept. 4 at 1 p.m. the Broncos will play their second game of the tournament against Oregon.