SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Heading on the road for the final time in the regular season, No. 6 Santa Clara women's soccer travels to San Diego for a Thursday match at 7 p.m.
The Broncos took care of business at home last week, topping Portland 3-2 in overtime Friday and Gonzaga 1-0 Sunday.
Santa Clara is 18-8 all-time against San Diego with the first meeting coming in 1992. Last year the Broncos beat the Toreros 3-0 at Stevens Stadium.
Santa Clara (14-2-1, 5-1 WCC) has scored 38 goals on the year, second in the conference, and are in the top-25 nationally with 2.24 goals per game. The Broncos have put 131 of their 288 shots on frame this season.
Maria Sanchez is tied for 11th in the country and is second in the WCC with nine assists to go with five goals and a team-leading 19 points. Kelsey Turnbow has 17 points behind six goals and five assists while Maddy Gonzalez and Kelcie Hedge are tied for the team-lead with seven goals apiece.
Melissa Lowder has allowed 15 goals and made 52 saves for a 1.00 GAA and a .776 save percentage to go along with six shutouts.
San Diego (7-7-1, 3-3 WCC) has won three in a row, all on the road, and has outscored its opponents 27-23 despite being outshot 219-186.
Milan Moses is second in the conference with 12 goals and has three assists for 27 points. Summer Mason has scored five goals and leads the Toreros with five assists. Seven others have scored at least one goal each.
Amber Michel has allowed 22 goals for a 1.44 GAA and has made 78 saves for a .780 save percentage. She has three shutouts this season.
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