STOCKTON, Calif. – Santa Clara women's soccer won its fourth match in a row on Sunday afternoon at Pacific 3-0 behind the first multi-goal game of Julie Doyle's career.
The Broncos (10-6-1, 5-1 WCC) dominated the match, outshooting the Tigers (5-10-2, 2-4 WCC) 25-11 and putting 13 shots on goal while spending almost the entire game on the attacking end of the field.
Doyle's first goal came in the 61st when she made a long run with the ball and used her speed to get behind the defense. The Pacific keeper came out and was able to get a piece of the ball but Doyle got enough behind it that it continued to roll past the end line.
She added her second in the 70th when she put a move on her defender in the box before ripping a shot near post.
Maddy Gonzalez scored the first Broncos goal in the 19th minute when a deflection off the Pacific goalkeeper went right to her in front of the net.
Melissa Lowder had a strong game in goal, picking up her second shutout of the year while making six saves.
- Santa Clara is now 11-0 all-time against Pacific.
- Thirty of Santa Clara's 37 goals this season have come from underclassmen with 18 coming from freshmen.
- During the Broncos four-match winning streak, they have outscored their opponents 15-3 with all games coming on the road.
- In 10 of their last 11 matches, Santa Clara has held its opponent to two goals or fewer and seven times one goal or fewer.
"I was pleased with the team's toughness today in picking up a good road victory. We're always happy to get a win and to score multiple goals but I was very happy to get a shutout. We had a number of people contribute to the win including Julie Doyle and her two goals. We've won four in a row, all on the road, while outscoring teams 15-3 so I'm very pleased with how we've been playing."
Head coach Jerry Smith
Santa Clara returns home to face San Francisco Friday at 5 p.m.
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