No. 9 Women's Soccer Heads to No. 8 Texas A&M for Top-10 Showdown

No. 9 Women's Soccer Heads to No. 8 Texas A&M for Top-10 Showdown

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Off to a 4-0 start, No. 9 Santa Clara women's soccer faces its toughest test of the year at No. 8 Texas A&M at 4 p.m. Pacific Sunday.

The Broncos topped Kansas State 2-0 on Thursday night to conclude their three-game homestand.

Santa Clara is 2-0 all-time against Texas A&M. In 2006, the Broncos topped the Aggies 2-0 at the UCLA Women's Cup and in 1998 won 3-0 at home.


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Santa Clara (4-0) has outscored opponents 9-2 on the year and hasn't allowed a goal in over two games. The Broncos have outshot opponents 71-18 and have a 29-9 advantage in shots on goal.

Maria Sanchez leads the WCC with five assists and is second on the Broncos with two goals for a conference-leading nine points. Maddy Gonzalez leads the team with three goals and Kelsey Turnbow has scored twice while DB Pridham has two assists and a goal.

Melissa Lowder has allowed one goal for a 0.27 GAA and made seven saves for a .875 save percentage. She has not allowed a goal in 270 minutes.

Texas A&M (4-0) has yet to allow a goal, outscoring opponents 12-0. The Aggies have played three WCC opponents, topping LMU and San Diego 3-0 and BYU 2-0.

Ally Watt leads the team with four goals and eight points. Brittany Crabtree has scored two goals and six others have scored once each. Kendall Ritchie and Cienne Arrieta have a team-high two assists apiece.

Cosette Morche has made eight saves on the year while playing all 360 minutes.

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