Great Scott! Freshman midfielder lifts UCSC women’s soccer team into conference tournament final

Great Scott! Freshman midfielder lifts UCSC women’s soccer team into conference tournament final

Freshman midfielder Amanda Scott scored on a pass from Caitlin Pieper in the 85th minute, and the UC Santa Cruz women’s soccer team edged Mary Washington 1-0 in the Coast-To-Coast Conference Tournament semifinals on Friday in Salisbury, Maryland.

It was Scotts’s fifth goal this season.

Goalie Alyssa Diaz-Tucker made three saves for the No. 3 seed Banana Slugs (9-8-2), who face No. 1 Christopher Newport (15-0-1) in Saturday’s championship at 10 a.m.

Payton Cichowski scored twice in UCSC 7-0 rout of Mills its conference tournament opener Thursday. Reserve Kayla Alexander had a goal and assist, and Sophia Makarem, Chella Grattet, Rainie Dabbs and Arianna LePage also scored after coming off the bench.

Scott and Ainsley Smith also had assists.

The Banana Slugs have outscored the Cyclones 19-0 in three meetings this season.

Men’s soccer

Christopher Newport 2, UCSC 1: Christian Locatelli scored on a pass from Luca Bravo for the early lead in the Coast-To-Coast Conference semifinals, but the Banana Slugs were unable to hold on for a win over against the No. 24 Captains on Friday in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Jonathon Leiding tied the score in the 46th minute and the Captains’ game winning goal came on an own goal from UCSC in the 97th minute.

Christopher Newport held a 7-1 advantage in corner kicks and outshot the Banana Slugs 19-6.

UCSC (7-10-2) beat Salisbury 1-0 on Max Beldner’s overtime goal in the Thursday’s first round.

Women’s volleyball

Cabrillo 3, Hartnell 1: Hailey Naccarato had 21 kills and 13 digs in the Seahawks’ 25-17, 25-17, 20-25, 25-11 win in Coast Conference North Division action Wednesday.

Quinn Kirschner had 29 assists and three digs for the Seahawks (11-6, 7-1) and Carly Ditz had five kills, 21 assists and seven digs.

Cabrillo plays at Sierra on Friday at 6 p.m.

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