No. 23 Women's Soccer Falls To No. 19 Santa Clara, 4-2

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Sept. 15, 2000

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STANFORD, Calif. - Despite the first two college goals by freshman Katie Ludwig (Mt. Laurel, N.J.) the No. 23 Maryland women's soccer team lost to No. 19 Santa Clara, 4-2, in the opening game of the Stanford Nike Invitational.

In an offensive battle, Santa Clara quickly jumped out to a 1-0 lead on Kathleen Celio's goal just 4:33 into the match.

Ludwig retaliated just 36 seconds later as she took a pass from senior Julie Nelson (McLean, Va.) and scored to tie the game at one at the 5:09 mark.

The Broncos recaptured the lead on a goal by Megan Horvath at the 29:16 mark.

But again, Ludwig came back with a goal to tie the score. Ludwig took a cross from Sara Gustafson (Reisterstown, Md.) and beat the Santa Clara keeper to tie the game at the 30:59 mark to make it 2-2 heading to halftime.

Santa Clara took the lead for good with a goal by Veronica Zepeda just 6:14 into the second half at the 51:54 of the match, making it 3-2.

The Broncos added an insurance goal off the foot of Rachel Weber at the 53:34 mark to take the 4-2 victory.

California native Riki-Ann Serrins (Mission Viejo, Calif.) made five saves in the return to her homestate.

Maryland, which fell to 4-3-0, faces host No. 6 Stanford on Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. (PT)

Box Score

Santa Clara     2       2       4
Maryland        2       0       2
Goals: Maryland - Katie Ludwig (Julie Nelson) 5:09, Ludwig (Sara Gustafson) 30:59. Santa Clara - Kathleen Celio (Heather Aldama) 4:33, Megan Horvath (Kerry Cathcart) 29:16, Veronica Zepeda (Megan Horvath) 51:54, Rachel Weber (Kathleen Celio) 53:34.

Goalies: Maryland - Riki-Ann Serrins (90 minutes, 5 saves, 4 GA). Santa Clara - Gordon (90 minutes, 1 save, 2 GA)