Santa Clara, projected to be the top men's team on the West Coast, left Chicago Monday with its second straight loss of the 2008 season.
After its 2-1 loss to Loyola (Ill.) on Saturday,
the Broncos fell to UIC, 4-3, in front of a packed house at Flames Field on Monday night.
The Flames, who were coming off a 2-2 tie with UMKC in their opening game, got goals from Matt Spiess
, Baggio Husidic
and Charlie Trout
to take a 3-1 lead after 35 minutes.
's goal in the 73rd minute proved to be the deciding tally. Jeff Cosgriff
, Ross Smith
and Brian Martin
scored for Santa Clara.
"Maybe Friday night was a tough night at the office, and maybe
tonight it would have been easier to give in somewhat with the injuries we have and the way [Santa Clara] played and the fight that they have," said UIC coach John
. "But that's why we go a long way in the NCAA Tournament, because we have so much heart and desire and different guys step up in different situations. It's the mark of a great program,
a program like Santa Clara, and it's what we are trying to be." DEJA VU.
Sophomore Nick Cianci
in the 16th minute to lead the Providence to a 1-0 victory over fourth-ranked Boston College. It marked the second consecutive season in which the Friars defeated the Eagles.
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