Oct. 3, 2004
LOS ANGELES - The Santa Clara University women's soccer team dropped a 1-0 overtime decision to seventh-ranked UCLA this afternoon at Drake Stadium in Los Angeles. The loss moved the Broncos to 0-3-1 on the road and the team is now 6-3-2 overall. The Bruins improve to 7-3-0 in their first-ever win over Santa Clara. In the six-match all-time series, the last three have now gone into overtime.
Bruin senior Kendal Billingsley scored the golden goal in the 106th minute on a penalty kick. Bruin sophomore Bristyn Davis dribbled into the Santa Clara box and was clipped from behind while in the process of shooting, prompting the call.
Both teams had several scoring opportunities throughout regulation and into the overtime periods. Santa Clara's best chance came in the 52nd minute when sophomore forward Tina Estrada bounced a shot that hit the crossbar. The Bruins had one of their best chances just moments later when Davis got free in the box and sent a right-footed shot just wide.
Bruin goalkeeper Valerie Henderson played the entire match, registering four saves. Santa Clara sophomore Julie Ryder also finished with four. The Bruins owned a slim 9-8 advantage in total shots.
Sunday's match was stopped for nearly 30 minutes in the second half when Bruin forward Danesha Adams was injured after a hard collision with a Santa Clara defender. Her injury was not serious, however she was taken to the UCLA Medical Center for precautionary measures.
Santa Clara will play a third consecutive Pac-10 opponent when it hosts California on Wednesday night at Buck Shaw Stadium. Kick-off is set for 7 p.m. The Golden Bears are 7-1-1 on the season and are ranked 10th nationally.