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NCAA Oct 21, 2021

Santa Clara returns to championship form with 4-0 win over No. 3 Pepperdine

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Santa Clara women’s soccer scored early and often in a dominant 4-0 victory over No. 3 Pepperdine Wednesday night at Stevens Stadium.

The first goal came in the ninth minute and the Broncos (8-4-2, 5-0 WCC) kept their foot on the gas adding two more in the first half and another in second to snap the Waves (13-2, 4-1 WCC) program-record 11-match winning streak. The goals also broke Pepperdine’s stretch of seven straight shutouts and 703 minutes without surrendering a goal. The Waves entered the night leading the nation in goals against average at 0.36.

Izzy D’Aquila had a brace with Kelsey Turnbow adding a goal and three assists while Lucy Mitchell recorded a goal and Eden White had an assist.

On the night, Santa Clara put its first 10 shots on goal, finishing with 11 total shots in the match.

Pepperdine managed 10 shots with five on target. It was the first time this season the Waves have been outshot.

Kylie Foutch posted the clean sheet against a Waves team that was 14th in the country with 2.71 goals per match. Pepperdine had scored at least three goals in four consecutive matches, their longest streak since 2002.

Zoe Clevely had six saves on the night.

NOTES

  • Santa Clara is now 17-11 all-time against Pepperdine and has won three in a row in the series.
  • The Broncos are now unbeaten in their last 20 WCC matches and have won 16 in a row. They haven’t dropped a conference game since a 2-0 loss Oct. 27, 2018 at BYU.
  • Kelsey Turnbow moved into fifth place with 53 goals. Next is Jenni Symons and Jacqui Little with 63 each. She is 10th all-time at Santa Clara with 32 assists. Next is Leslie Osborne with 34. Turnbow is also at 137 points, good for fifth. In fourth is Jenny Fechner with 156.

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