No. 11 Cal Blanks No. 16 Santa Clara, 2-0, in 1st Round of NCAA Tournament
Nov. 16, 2007
STANFORD, Calif. - No. 11 Cal advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the third consecutive season with a 2-0 victory over No. 16 Santa Clara Friday evening at Laird Q. Cagan Stadium. The Golden Bears improved to 15-5 with their seventh consecutive win and third straight over Santa Clara, while the Broncos finished their season at 12-6-3.
Junior forward Nikki Schrey came off the bench to record what eventually proved to be the game-winning goal in the 42nd minute. Schrey received a through ball from sophomore midfielder Katie Oakes and shot the ball from 15 yards past Santa Clara's charging goalkeeper, Meagan McCray. The goal was Schrey's third of the season and second against the Broncos.
Earlier this season, Cal blanked then-No. 1 Santa Clara, 2-0, on the road. Schrey had the second goal in that contest.
Freshman reserve forward McKenna-Louise McKetty added an insurance goal for the Bears in the 72nd minute today. McKetty posted her first goal of her career after she received a lead pass from freshman forward Alex Morgan, dribbled around the diving goalkeeper and shot the ball inside the left post past a defender on the goal line.
Cal advances to play the winner of No. 1-seed Stanford vs. Sacramento State Sunday, Nov. 18, at 1 p.m. at the same venue.
A full recap will follow soon.
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