SANTA CLARA, Calif. – No. 20 Santa Clara women's soccer hosts Cal Saturday at 1 p.m. in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Santa Clara closed out the season with a 2-1 win at Saint Mary's a dominant 6-1 win over San Francisco on Senior Day.
Santa Clara is 19-23-7 all-time against Cal with the first meeting coming in 1980. The Bears topped the Broncos 2-1 in Berkeley earlier this year.
NCAA TOURNAMENT HISTORY
Santa Clara will be playing in the 29th NCAA Tournament in program history. The Broncos have made it five years in a row and 10 of the last 11. They have been to 10 College Cups and won the 2001 national championship.
Santa Clara (13-5-2) is riding an 11-match unbeaten streak (9-0-2) and finished the regular season sixth in the nation with 2.75 goals per game and fifth with 2.7 assists per game and 8.2 points per game. The Broncos have a 333-184 advantage in shots and a 1678-105 edge in shots on goal.
Seven players were named to the All-West Coast Conference teams earlier in the week.
Kelsey Turnbow who is 11th in the country with 38 points and 19th with 10 assists to go along with a team-high tying 14 goals. Izzy D'Aquila also has 14 goals, which is tied for the most among freshman in the country and has 32 points. Kelcie Hedge has scored five goals with eight assists and Maddy Gonzalez has scored five times with four assists. Machaela George and Alex Loera each have four goals with six and three assists respectively.
Courtney Ogren has started 18 games in net while posting a 1.41 GAA. She has made 66 saves had has a .750 save percentage. Sophie Whitehouse has started twice and allowed one goal for a 0.20 GAA. She has made 16 saves and has a .941 save percentage. Ogren and Whitehouse have teamed for nine shutouts.
THE GOLDEN BEARS
Cal (13-4-3) has outscored its opponents 32-14 with a 256-237 edge in shots and a 107-96 lead in shots on goal. The Bears had a seven match (4-0-3) unbeaten streak before losing the regular season final at No. 2 Stanford.
Emma Westin leads the team with 11 goals and 24 points. Luca Deza has scored five times with three assists and Paige Metayer has scored four times. Mia Corbin and Abigail Kim both have a team-high six assists and two goals.
Angelina Anderson has allowed 14 goals for a 0.70 GAA and made 79 saves for a .849 GAA. The Bears have 10 shutouts on the year.
Click here to purchase online or contact the ticket office weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. at (408) 554-4660 or BroncoTickets@scu.edu. Gates to Stevens Stadium, as well as its ticket office, are open one hour prior to the start of the match.
The first 150 Ruff Riders will get in for free.
For weekday matches, the Leavey Center lot (see below for access), located on Accolti Way off El Camino Real, is free beginning one hour prior to kickoff. Any other parking facility on campus will be subject to normal daily rates or restrictions, including the main structure, located adjacent to Stevens Stadium on Palm Drive. During the weekend, campus parking facilities are free (except for permit required locations). Click here for a campus map and parking restrictions.
The construction of the Stephen C. and Patricia A. Schott Athletic Excellence Center has necessitated the closure of the main entrance (off Accolti Way) to the Leavey Center parking lot. Access is now ONLY directly from El Camino Real (Route 82). If you are traveling east on El Camino Real, the Leavey lot entrance will be approximately 150 yards on the right (enter through the black iron gate) after you pass the main campus entrance. If you are traveling west on El Camino, make a u-turn at the main campus entrance at Palm Drive/Railroad Ave and follow the same directions.
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