Women's College Cup
Santa Clara keeps on rolling by surprising California 2-0 on goal, assist by Candau.
BERKELEY, Calif. (Saturday, November 11, 2000) -- Obviously the NCAA selection committee didn’t think much of Santa Clara’s chances of making the NCAA women’s tournament final four for the fifth straight year. Obviously, the Bronco women have other ideas.
Freshman reserve forward Kristi Candau scored one goal and assisted the second for No. 18 SCU which surprised eighth-ranked California 2-0 before 1,642 at Edwards Stadium this afternoon in the tournament's second round.
The Broncos (15-6-1) were rated by the NCAA as between the 33rd and 48th best team in the nation, the first time the Broncos didn’t get a first-round bye since the tournament was expanded to 48 teams in 1998. Santa Clara, however, is now among the final 16 following two victories in the past 72 hours. SCU downed California Poly-San Luis Obispo 3-1 Wednesday.
"We put everything on the line today," SCU coach Jerry Smith said. "We were fortunate to play well and get this win today."
Next up for Santa Clara is a trip to No. 11 Brigham Young next Saturday. BYU steamrolled 13th-ranked Stanford today 5-0.
Santa Clara went ahead 1-0 in the 43rd minute when Candau received a cross from the left side from junior midfielder Kerry Cathcart and drilled a volley that deflected off a defender inside the far post.
The Broncos increased its lead to 2-0 in the 73rd minute when Candau crossed the ball from the right side to senior forward Megan Horvath, who redirected a shot into the net on her first touch.
The loss marked the first shutout this season for California (17-3-1) and the Golden Bears’ first loss in 11 outings at home. The Bears had held 10 opponents this year to one goal or less at Edwards Stadium up to today.
"I think they’re a very good team," Cal coach Kevin Boyd said. "I thought we had a good game today and that we played well. Unfortunately, we didn’t win, but it doesn’t diminish our season. One of our goals was to get a bye this year and take our program one step further. We did that by going from the round of 48 last year to the round of 32 this year. We didn’t get our playoff win, but that will come with the program developing the way it’s been."
Late in the first half, Cal sophomore midfielder Brittany Kirk had a chance to put the Bears up 1-0, but she headed a cross from sophomore forward Laura Schott wide of the net.
Down 1-0 at the half, Schott had Cal’s best opportunity to tie the score with a free kick just above the penalty area in the 57th minute. The Pac-10’s leading scorer forced Santa Clara goalkeeper Crystal Gordon into a tough save to preserve her team’s shutout. Gordon was only called on for one other stop as the Broncos recorded a 12-7 edge in shots.
Maite Zabala had five saves in the losing cause.
 Brigham Young 5,  Stanford 0
PROVO, Utah -- No. 11 Brigham Young received goals from five players in the second half and rolled to a 5-0 victory over 13th-ranked Stanford before 1,239 who braved 29-degree temperatures.
BYU (19-3-1) will host Santa Clara next weekend in the third round.
Sophomore defender Farrah Hofheins made it 1-0 at 49:04 with an unassisted goal, her first tally of the season.
"The first goal gave us the confidence we needed and settled us down," said BYU coach Jennifer Rockwood. "We had a full team effort tonight and I'm proud of the way the girls prepared and played. We moved the ball and controlled the middle with a great defensive line led by Aleisha Cramer and Natalyn Lewis."
Senior midfielder Sara Reading increased the advantage to 2-0 with assists going to Michelle Peterson and Kim Lowe at 69:07.
Midfielders Kelly Hunsberger, Jennie Christianson and Donna Werts came off the bench to add a goal each in the final 10 minutes. It was Hunsberger’s and Wert's first goals of the season.
Cougars goalkeeper Jennifer Waldron, who averaged one save per game on the season, recorded five in the contest.
The first half was dominated by strong defensive performances on both sides of the field Stanford's Marci Ward was the only threat to BYU with two shots on goal in the first half for The Cardinal (14-6-1).
"We defended well in the first half," said Stanford coach Andy Nelson. "Give credit to BYU. They got ahead and then they finished us off."
 Clemson 2, [18t] Duke 1 (OT)
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Deliah Arrington scored early in the sudden-death overtime period, lifting No. 5 Clemson to a 2-1 victory before 1,570 at Historic Riggs Field.
Clemson (18-2-1) will play the winner of the Florida-Florida State Sunday match next Friday night.
"I can't say enough about Duke," said Clemson coach Ray Leone. "After having to play on Wednesday night, they came in here and played extremely hard. They are an excellent team and they deserve a great deal of credit. I thought our team showed great character and we're very pleased to get past a very good Duke team."
Julie Augustyniak started the winning sequence, playing a ball from the left to Cindy Mullinix who carred to the near post, drawing Duke goalkeeper Thora Helgadottir out. Mullinix then crossed to Arrington who finished her 11th goal from close range at 94:55.
Clemson went ahead 1-0 after 61 seconds. Lindsay Browne tried to cross, but Helgadottir deflected the ball back to Browne who then sent a pass to Heather Beem. Beem netted her sixth goal from six yards off Browne’s 11th assist.
Duke (14-8-1) tied the score at 1-1 at 59:52 after Tigers defender Audria Lyons poorly cleared a ball in her box Blue Devil Alison Sanders took the ball out of the air and found net from eight yards for her seventh goal.
 UCLA 3,  Southern California 0
LOS ANGELES -- No. 7 UCLA jumped ahead early and cruised over 16th-ranked crosstown rival Southern California 3-0 before 1,104 fans at UCLA's Drake Stadium.
The Bruins, who outshot USC 25-4, will next meet the winner of Sunday's match between Texas A&M and Marquette next weekend.
"Obviously this is a tremendous result for us," said UCLA coach Jillian Ellis. "Not only is it an advancement to the third round, but it's a victory over USC, and it doesn't matter at what point of the season it comes, it's especially sweet. I'm extremely pleased at how our team played today, and I'm looking forward to the next game."
UCLA (16-3-1) gained a 1-0 advantage in the third minute when Breana Boling launched an 18-yard blast from the left side of the field, beating USC goalkeeper Lauren Arase into the right corner of the net.
The Bruins increased their margin to 2-0 at 59:02 when junior Stephanie Rigamat blasted a hard shot that was deflected by Arase to wide-open Sarah-Gayle Swanson who gathered it and deposited it home from four yards.
Senior Venus James capped the scoring with an unassisted goal in the 72nd minute, dribbling down the left side, beating her defender and scoring from about six yards out.
"I felt like we had the better of the play and we obviously created more chances," said Ellis. We've been playing very good soccer over the past three weeks and I think if we continue to do that and possess the ball, we're a tough team to beat.
USC's best opportunity to score came in the 60th minute of play, however a goal by Christy Callier was called back by an offside call.
"We came out and we were flat," said Women of Troy coach Jim Millinder. "When you're playing on the road and you go down and take a goal two minutes into the match, it takes the wind out of your sails. They played today and we didn't. (UCLA) is an outstanding soccer team. They have tremendous team speed through the midfield and up high and it was very difficult to cope with. It just wasn't in the cards for the Trojans today."
 Portland 3, Arizona State 1
PORTLAND, Ore -- Sophomore defender Lauren Orlandos scored a pair of goals and Emily Patterson a goal and two assists, leading 10th-ranked Portland past Arizona State before 815 fans.
The Pilots (16-3) await the winner of Sunday’s match with Montana at No. 3 Washington.
"We played very well today. We had a lot of scoring opportunities and we probably should have put them away in the first half," Portland coach Clive Charles said. "When they scored a goal in the second half, it put a little pressure on us, but it was a good performance today and we came out with a victory."
Orlandos notched both goals off corner kick services from Emily Patterson and 29:42 and 60:21.
"I felt like we were dominating today, but we certainly did not want to come out and think that they were an easy team," Orlandos said. "We came out and played like we were up against any tough team like Santa Clara or Notre Dame."
After ASU (14-7-1) narrowed its deficit to 2-1 on Marianne Simmons 45-yard free kick off the left post and in at 62:29, Patterson scored off an assist from Erin Misaki to put Portland up 3-1 at 84:49.
"They played like we expected them to play," Misaki said. "Arizona State was looking for anything they could get because they couldn’t match up with us one-on-one. They compacted their defense so we couldn’t get a whole lot through and they made things difficult on us to score."
The Pilots outshot the Sun Devils 30-4.
"The first half we came out very flat and it seemed like we were very scared. We started five freshmen and we were back on our heels," ASU coach Terri Patraw said. "In the second half, we did things a lot better and we had our chances, but they came down on us and we went in to halftime just trying to get a retrievable game. They are very dangerous off of corner kicks and that is where they focus their attack. No one plays like they do. They are a very difficult team to play against. They bang everything forward and skip the midfield."
 Nebraska 4, Richmond 0
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Second-ranked Nebraska posted its 16th shutout of the season, defeating Richmond 4-0 before 432 at the Abbott Sports Complex.
The Huskers (22-1) advanced to the Sweet 16 for the fifth consecutive year, and will face either Connecticut or Wisconsin Friday in Lincoln.
"Overall, I thought we played fairly well," Nebraska coach John Walker said. "We did a lot of good things offensively."
NU junior midfielder Meghan Anderson put the Huskers on the board with a penalty kick at 15:59, her 12th goal of the season.
In the second half, senior forward Lauren Tatum slid and redirected a cross from senior defender Jenny Benson just past Richmond goalkeeper Kristen Samuhel to make it 2-0 at 57:11. The score marked Tatum's sixth career NCAA Tournament goal in four seasons.
"In the postseason, you have to step up your game," Tatum said. "If you lose, you're done."
Freshman forward Christy Harms, who has now scored in four straight matches, netted her ninth goal of the season on a breakaway to make it 3-0 at 75:31.
Benson notched the Huskers' final goal on a pass from junior forward Danica Carey for a 4-0 advantage at 84:42.
Senior goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc lowered her goals-against average to 0.38 with eight saves.
The Huskers outshot Richmond 30-12, and took 15 corner kicks to one for the Spiders (13-7).
Harvard 3,  Hartford 0
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. -- Ashley Mattison scored early with Meredith Stewart and Joey Yenne adding late tallies, powering Harvard to a 3-0 upset of No. 17 Hartford at Al-Mazook Field.
Mattison fired a rebound home at 10:44 to give the Crimson (12-7) an early 1-0 lead.
Hartford (17-3) applied pressure throughout the contest, hoping to tie, but Stewart’s penalty kick at 78:50 made it 2-0.
Yenne topped off the scoring at 81:59 when she beat freshman keeper Anne Lise Nilssen on a breakaway.
 Virginia 6, North Carolina-Greensboro 1
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- No. 20 Virginia was jump-started by an early own goal, then received goals from five different players to romp 6-1 over North Carolina-Greensboro (14-8-1).
Virginia (11-7-1) next faces the winner of Sunday’s Wake Forest-North Carolina match.
The Cavaliers, who outshot UNCC 29-4, went ahead 1-0 got on the board in the 10th minute when freshman Erin Engelhardt's shot was deflected in by a Spartan defender.
In the 34th minute, freshman Sarah Lane sent a ball across the face of the goal that was deflected by UNCG goalkeeper Angie Rudy to Engelhardt who collected the deflection and deposited it into the net to give Virginia a 2-0 halftime lead.
Senior Tracey Lache, junior Ashley Meeker and senior Kyla Robinson added second-half goals before U.Va. collected a second own goal.