Women's Soccer Moves on to Second Round of NCAA Tournament with Win at No. 19 Cal

Women's Soccer Moves on to Second Round of NCAA Tournament with Win at No. 19 Cal

HIGHLIGHTS: Goals by Arnardottir, Turnbow

BERKELEY, Calif. – In the first round of the NCAA Tournament, Santa Clara women's soccer went on the road to top Cal 2-1 Saturday afternoon and advance to the second round.

The Broncos (14-6-1) jumped out to a quick lead and played with a man advantage for 87 minutes after a red card was issued to the Bears (13-6-1). Despite the advantage, Cal was able to keep it close and even tied the game in the first half.

The game-winner for Santa Clara came in the 64th minute off the foot of Kelsey Turnbow. She got the ball and dribbled inside the box before hitting a shot far post that made it 2-1.

In the third minute Maddy Gonzalez was taken down just outside the box and Indigo Gibson was given a red card for her tackle from behind. Gudrun Arnardottir took the chance and buried it in the back of the net to give the Broncos an early 1-0 lead.

Cal evened the score in the 27th on a penalty kick converted by Miranda Nild.


  • Santa Clara is now 18-22-7 all-time against Cal.
  • Cal had not given up more than one goal in a match all season. The Bears had allowed just nine goals entering the match.
  • Turnbow has scored the most goals by a Santa Clara freshman since Leslie Osborne also scored 13 in the 2001 season.
  • This was Santa Clara's 52nd NCAA Tournament victory. The Broncos are now 52-25 all-time.
  • The Broncos held the advantage in shots 17-7.


The Broncos play Vanderbilt in South Carolina on Friday with time TBA.

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