Santa Clara, one of the great names in women's soccer, suffered two more losses -- 5-0 to Stanford and 2-0 to Arizona -- in its final two non-conference games of the season and fell to
Things have gotten so bad for the Broncos that they couldn't muster a shot in the second half against Stanford and gave up a goal to Arizona after only seven seconds of the first
"We started out flat," said SCU coach Jerry Smith
after Sunday's loss. "Arizona passed the ball 11 or 12 times with no tackles from us. We're
struggling physically and we're psychologically beat up. We had a really tough game on Friday and Arizona was well rested. Our focus is
now on the WCC. We need to rest up and recover this week
and have a good start in league play."
Weekend hat trick stars included:
-- Freshman Lindsay Taylor
, who scored her first hat trick for
Stanford against Santa Clara;
-- Casey Nogueira
, who followed up on her two goals against Duke on Thursday night with three goals in North
Carolina's 4-2 win over Wake Forest.
-- Sophomore Sinead Farrelly
scored a hat trick in the first half to the lead Virginia past Clemson, 7-1.