No. 1 UCLA clinched automatic qualification to the NCAA Women's Tournament thanks to a 6-0 win at No. 17 Washington. The victory clinched at least
a share of the Pac-12 title for the Bruins, who are 17-0-2 overall 9-0-1 in conference play. UCLA's unbeaten streak extends to 40 games, and its shutout streak now stands at six games and 577
consecutive scoreless minutes.
UCLA got goals in the first seven minutes from Taylor Smith
and Sam Mewis
it locked up the Pac-12's automatic berth for the second consecutive year. Defender Caprice Dydasco
had assists on both goals and tied a school record with
three assists in the game.
Goalkeeper Katelyn Rowland
tied her own school record with 15 shutouts this season and six consecutive shutouts. The
Bruins, have scored 26 unanswered goals since allowing a goal in the 53rd minute to Stanford on Oct. 9. Sarah Killion
made it 3-0 with her
seventh goal of the season in the 30th minute, and UCLA added three more goals in the final 20 minutes of the contest, the first on an own goal, the second when an errant UW clearance attempt went to
, who finished for her first collegiate goal, the third with a goal by Kylie McCarthy
UCLA can win the Pac-12 championship outright on Friday night at USC in the regular-season finale at the LA Coliseum.
-- Taylor Uhl
had three goals and an assist and Lo’eau LaBonta
scored twice to lead No. 3 Stanford to a 7-0 win over winless Oregon State. The
Cardinal outshot Oregon State by 48-3, breaking the school record of 42 shots set against Sacramento State in a 2010 NCAA first-round match.
’s goal with 38 seconds left in regulation gave visiting USC a 1-0 victory over No. 19 Washington State.