SAN DIEGO, CALIF. — After scoring within the first minute of the match, Santa Clara Women’s Soccer’s offense was held to one goal for the remainder of regulation against San Diego last Thursday. Not to be shut out, the Toreros finally responded with a goal in the 89th minute, sending the match into overtime. During the first play of extra time, Santa Clara junior midfielder Kelcie Hedge placed the ball behind San Diego’s defense while first-year midfielder Skylar Smith ran it down, kicked it over the Torero keeper’s head and secured a Broncos win.
Santa Clara’s regular season concludes this Saturday on Senior Day as the Broncos host Pacific at 1 p.m., honoring the four senior members of the team prior to the match.
SANTA CLARA, CALIF. — On Tuesday, Santa Clara Women’s Basketball kicked off the 2018-19 season on their home court in a 74-53 exhibition victory over Academy of Art. Broncos sophomore Ashlyn Herlihy put on an impressive performance, scoring a team-high of 16 points and grabbing 14 rebounds to complete a double-double. Both of Santa Clara’s first-year players, guards Lexie Pritchard and Lindsey VanAllen, tallied double-digit points in their debuts.
The Broncos were 27-67 in field goal attempts for the night. Their superior ball movement was apparent as the team gathered 21 assists compared to Academy of Art’s eight. Women’s Basketball will play again Nov. 6 at home against Sonoma State.
SANTA CLARA, CALIF. — Despite out-playing Loyola Marymount in the first two sets, Santa Clara volleyball was unable to prevent a three-set rally by the Lions in a 22-25, 20-25, 25-11, 25-17, 15-9 defeat Saturday. First-year outside hitter Michelle Shaffer led the Broncos offense with 17 kills on .342 while Liliana Light, first-year setter, was good for a team-high of 16 assists.During the third frame, the Lions went on a 12-1 scoring run, hitting .550. From there, Loyola Marymount tied the match after winning the fourth set and jumped to an 8-2 lead in the fifth after winning six straight points. With their match victory, Loyola Marymount (17-6, 7-5 WCC) took the season series after beating the Broncos on Sept. 27 in three sets.