SANTA CLARA, Calif. – In a split-squad Red and White scrimmage, Santa Clara women's soccer battled to a scoreless draw in a tune-up for the regular season.
Both sides created chances but the Broncos usual tough defense, led by All-WCC Preseason selections Kellie Peay and Gudrun Arnardottir, and some nice saves from all three goalkeepers on the roster thwarted any offense.
The two teams combined to take 15 shots with nine being on goal in two thirty minute halves. Newcomers Maria Sanchez and Kelcie Hedge, both on the White team, attempted two shots on goal apiece. On the Red side, Kaitlyn Parcell attempted three shots and put two on frame.
Courtney Ogren led the goalkeepers with five saves for the White team. Melissa Lowder made three, including a beautiful, leaping stop on a ball to the upper corner by Sanchez in the first half. Kate Kircher replaced Lowder for the final 15 minutes on the Black side and picked up a stop.
The regular season begins Friday at 7:30 p.m. as Santa Clara hosts San Jose State.
Head coach Jerry Smith talks about the Red and White Scrimmage.
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