October 4, 2018
ATLANTA, GA— Santa Clara men’s soccer topped Georgia State in a 2-1 victory on the Panthers’ home turf this past Saturday. Broncos sophomore forward Alan Camacho Soto, a transfer from Temple University, recorded two goals in the final nine minutes to put the team ahead and secure the win. With those scores, Soto has accumulated a team-leading three goals thus far in the season.
Tuesday night, the Broncos (4-5-1) wrapped up preseason play in Cincinnati against the Xavier Musketeers. Despite scoring three times, Santa Clara could not respond when Xavier scored the tying goal in the 83rd minute. Men’s soccer will begin conference play Sunday, Oct. 7 at 1 p.m. against Loyola Marymount.
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF.— Broncos women’s soccer opened up conference play Sunday against San Francisco with a 3-2 victory. Santa Clara attempted 23 shots, 11 of which were on goal. Redshirt junior Kelcie Hedge scored her second (17’) and third (56’) goals on the season and Maddy Gonzalez, team-leader this season in goals, scored her seventh of the year in the 64th. Gonzalez gave the Broncos the insurance they needed when the Dons scored for the second time in the 67th minute.
No 4. Santa Clara remains unbeaten in their last seven games (6-0-1). Their next contest will be held this Friday at 7 p.m. at LMU (3-6-4, 1-0-1 WCC).
SANTA CLARA, CALIF.— Women’s volleyball has lost five straight matches, including all four conference games thus far. In Saturday’s contest against Pepperdine (10-5, 4-1 WCC), the Broncos dropped three sets 28-26, 25-8 and 27-25 despite good play from first-year Kamrin Caoili, who tallied 10 kills as the team hit .171.
Although jumping ahead in the first set 10-5 following three consecutive kills from first-year Michelle Shaffer, the Broncos fell behind 22-21 later on. During the second, the Waves were firmly in control, ahead 17-1 at one point. Santa Clara had two opportunities for set points, but were unable to capitalize when Pepperdine tied the match at 24-24 and went on to score the final two kills.
Women’s volleyball plays Gonzaga Thursday at 6 p.m.