Pepperdine's dream of an unbeaten season ended Friday night to a goal scored with just eight seconds to go in the first half.
No. 10 Santa Clara pulled out a 1-0 triumph over the third-ranked Waves, vaulting into the top spot in the West Coast Conference when Bridgett Miller (Los Angeles/Archer School for Girls) put away a deflected free kick in the Bay Area showdown.
Roxanne Barker (Irvine/Woodbridge HS) made two big saves to keep Pepperdine (13-1-4) level, but there were no answers for Miller's goal.
“[Santa Clara is] a good team, and, to their credit, they came out firing, and we came out flat,” Waves head coach Tim Ward told his school's athletics web site. “As poorly as we were playing in the first half, I thought we were going to come out with a 0-0 score at half, but, unfortunately,
it didn't happen.
“The second half, we played much better and had some excellent scoring opportunties.”
The best was a Myriah Stockman try off a corner kick in the 52nd minute that Broncos goalkeeper Bianca Henninger saved.
Santa Clara (12-1-5) is 5-0-1 in the WCC. The Waves, who are home Sunday against Portland, and San Diego are 5-1; BYU is 4-1-1.
The loss ended a program-record 18-game unbeaten streak for Pepperdine,
In other women´s action:
Taylor Nelson (Garden Grove/Pacifica HS) and Nicole Sweetman (Oxnard/Oaks Christian HS and UCLA) scored goals three minutes apart early in the second half as Long Beach State (12-5-1) clinched a Big West Conference tournament berth and climbed within a point of first-place UC Irvine with one game to go with a 2-0 victory over visiting UC Davis.
Sydney Leroux netted her second first-half hat trick in as many weeks and Jenna Richmond added two goals as sixth-ranked UCLA (13-1-2) romped to an 8-0 Pacific 12 Conference victory at Colorado.
Lauren Mellano (Fullerton/Troy HS) scored 105 seconds into overtime as Cal State Fullerton (8-8-3) edged Pacific, 1-0, in Big West play. The Titans tied an NCAA record (set in 2005 by William & Mary) with their 11th overtime game of the season and are 4-4-3 in games with the extra period.
USC (6-12-0) saw its three-game winning streak halted in a 3-0 Pac-12 loss at Utah.
Danielle Foxhoven's goal in the 29th minute lifted Portland to a 1-0 WCC win at Loyola Marymount (7-9-2).
Kristy Adcock and Shelley Brumbaugh (Corona/Santiago HS) scored goals a minute apart near the start as UC Riverside (8-8-2) overcame an early deficit for a 3-1 victory Thursday over Cal State Northridge (6-9-2), ending the Matadors' Big West Conference title hopes. Northridge would have claimed a conference tournament berth with a win or tie.
Gabbi Segall (Irvine/Tarbut V'Torah HS) tallied in the 37th minute as Cal State L.A. (11-3-3), No. 19 in the NCAA Division II rankings, clinched a California Collegiate Athletic Association tournament berth with a 1-0 victory at Cal State Monterey Bay. No. 7 UC San Diego and Chico State also claimed tournament berths.
Aneska Alino tallied with less than 2½ minutes to go in overtime, giving Cal Poly Pomona (8-5-4) a 1-0 CCAA victory at Cal State San Bernardino (9-6-2).
Jessica Murphy (Torrance/West Torrance HS) scored her 14th goal of the season -- and 58th of her career -- but Eugenie Foote tallied twice, the second in overtime, to lift Cal State East Bay to a 2-1 win over Cal State Dominguez Hills (8-8-1).
MEN: Eagles, Toros claims CCAA berths
Cal State L.A. and Cal State Dominguez Hills claimed the southern berths for next week's California Collegiate Athletic Association postseason tournament with victories in Northern California.
The Golden Eagles and Toros share the CCAA South Division lead with 32 points and one regular-season game remaining.
Jason Swope scored 10 minutes into overtime to carry Cal State L.A. (11-1-5) to a 2-1 win at Cal State Monterrey Bay. Nicolas Assad (Winnetka/El Camino Real HS and Moorpark College) also scored for the Eagles, who haven't lost in their past nine games.
Dominguez Hills (12-3-2) received first-half goals from Connor Brandt (Temecula/Great Oak HS) and Jordan Rover (Los Alamitos/Los Alamitos HS), with Ronald Ybarra (Santa Ana/Katella HS) adding late insurance, in a 3-1 victory at Cal State East Bay.
The teams swap foes Sunday.
Chico State, also with 32 points, clinched its third straight North Division title with a 2-1 win at Humboldt State. Sonoma State has a one-point lead on tournament host Cal State Stanislaus for the final tournament berth.
In other men's action:
Freshman Oscar Flores scored his second goal, both on Derek Taddei feeds, in the 87th minute to lift Cal State San Bernardino (6-9-2) to a 3-2 victory over visiting Cal Poly Pomona (9-6-2), ending the Broncos' CCAA tournament hopes. Luis Gonzalez (Long Beach/Millikan HS and Cerritos College) scored his 13th and 14th goals of the season for Pomona.
Joe Sofia's first goal of the year counted for plenty, lifting No. 12 UCLA (11-4-1) to a 1-0 Pacific 12 Conference victory over No. 20 Washington. Sofia (Dove Canyon/Mission Viejo) finished from Kelyn Rowe's header off an Andy Rose throw-in in the 71st minute.
Max Young (Torrance/South Torrance HS) made four big saves and Loyola Marymount (5-9-1) extended its unbeaten streak to four games with a 0-0 West Coast Conference draw at Santa Clara.
Cal Baptist (11-5-0) dictated play but conceded two goals to Kevin Freitas, the second in overtime, in a 2-1 loss Thursday to Grand Canyon that dropped the Lancers to second place in the Pacific West Conference, one point behind the Antelopes. Osvaldo Bastida (Anaheim/Katella HS) scored his 10th goal for Cal Baptist.
Mauricio Alonso (Woodland Hills/Loyola HS) twice fed Chris Darling (Westlake Village/Oaks Christian HS) for goals as Chapman (11-3-3) beat UC Santa Cruz, 3-0, the Panthers' second victory over the Banana Slugs in eight days.
Cal State East Bay 1 (Lara 48), Cal State Dominguez Hills 3 (Brandt 28, Rover 35, Ybarra 82)
Cal State Monterey Bay 1 (Decker 59), Cal State L.A. (Assad 16, Swope 99), OT
Cal State San Bernardino 3 (Flores 38, 87, Hostetter pen. 67), Cal Poly Pomona 2 (Gonzalez 3, 83)
Chapman 3 (Darling 30, 68, Richardson 76), UC Santa Cruz 0
Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) 4, Marymount 1
Santa Clara 0, Loyola Marymount 0, OT
UCLA 1 (Sofia 71), Washington 0
Cal Baptist 1 (Bastida 41), Grand Canyon 2 (Freitas 60, 102), OT
Cal State East Bay 2 (Foote 52, 103), Cal State Dominguez Hills 1 (Murphy 42), OT
Cal State Fullerton 1 (Mellano 92), Pacific 0, OT
Cal State Monterey Bay 0, Cal State L.A. 1 (Segall 37)
Cal State San Bernardino 0, Cal Poly Pomona 1 (Alino 108), OT
Colorado 0, UCLA 8 (Leroux 11, 13, 29, Richmond 15, 58, Mewis 22, Courtnall 62, Cline 78)
Long Beach State 2 (Nelson 54, Sweetman 57), UC Davis 0
Loyola Marymount 0, Portland 1 (Foxhoven 29)
Santa Clara 1 (Miller 45), Pepperdine 0
Utah 3 (Taylor 2, Porter 29, Dalley 30), USC 0
UC Riverside 3 (Adcock 10, Brumbaugh 11, og Norton 59), Cal State Northridge 1 (Fernandez 8)
Home teams listed first