SPOKANE, Wash. – It wasn't easy but Santa Clara women's soccer posted a come-from-behind 3-2 win at Gonzaga on Saturday evening.
The Broncos (6-4-2, 3-0 WCC) fell behind 44 seconds into the match and found themselves down another in the 30th. Lucy Mitchell got her team on the board in the 40th minute and added the equalizer in the 71st. It was the first two goals of Mitchell's Santa Clara career.
The Bulldogs (11-3, 1-2 WCC) nearly retook the lead minutes later but hit the woodwork to keep things tied that allowed Kelsey Turnbow to find the head of Izzy D'Aquila in the 79th to complete the comeback.
Santa Clara ended up with a 19-13 edge in shots and a 12-7 advantage in shots on goal.
Kylie Foutch, in for injured starter Marlee Nicolos, had a collision in the second half and after staying in the game initially, exited in favor of Felicity Baker in the 64th who was in net when Gonzaga hit the crossbar. Foutch made five saves with Baker not facing a shot on goal.
On the other side, Lyza Bosselman collected nine saves. Erin Healy and Paige Alexander had the goals for the Zags.
- Santa Clara is now 24-1-2 all-time against Gonzaga.
- Kelsey Turnbow remains in sixth place in career goals with 51, behind No. 5 Mikka Hansen and her 52 goals. She is 10th all-time at Santa Clara with 30 assists after registering two in the match. Next is Osborne with 34. Turnbow is also at 132 points, good for fifth. In fourth is Jenny Fechner with 156.
The Broncos are back home to face San Francisco Saturday at 1 p.m.
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