Oct. 21, 2007
Santa Clara, CA - For the second consecutive game, LMU jumped out to a lead on the road to a ranked team but saw their opponents come back as #9 Santa Clara posted a 2-1 victory Sunday in a West Coast Conference contest at Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara. Senior Jamie Bell scored her second goal in as many games to move into a tie for fourth on the LMU career goals list.
Looking for just their third victory over the Broncos in 15 meetings, the Lions (9-5-1, 1-2-0 WCC) got off to a great start through Bell and junior Stefanie Baduria, who had linked up on Friday for LMU's goal after eight minutes at #22 San Diego. On this day, it took them half that as Baduria supplied the pass and Bell beat goalkeeper Meagan McCray in a one-on-one situation for her team-leading sixth goal of the season after just four minutes.
The Broncos (10-3-3, 2-1-0 WCC) out-shot LMU 9-3 in the first half but the Lions went into the half with a lead. The home side would equalize in the 55th minute through Tina Estrada's solo effort and then secured the game-winner 15 minutes from time. Brittany Klein's long-range effort eluded senior goalkeeper Joslyn Slovek for what would prove to be the final margin.
Santa Clara held a 14-8 shot advantage, forcing Slovek to make three saves. McCray had a pair of stops for the Broncos.
Following their conference-opening three-match road trip, the Lions return home for their final home stand of the year. LMU opens three straight matches at Sullivan Field with visits from Saint Mary's and San Francisco on Friday and Sunday, respectively.