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Santa Clara stuns top overall seed Stanford in NCAA soccer tournament


Friday night delivered a major upset in the 2016 NCAA women’s soccer tournament.

Top overall seed Stanford took on a heavy underdog in Santa Clara with a spot in the Sweet 16 on the line, when Santa Clara pulled off an incredible upset in stoppage time to move on to the third round.

The Broncos were lifted to victory thanks to a golden goal from Jenna Holtz in the 108th minute.

Santa Clara goalie Melissa Lowder helped the Broncos with an amazing effort in the net. The Stanford attack was keeping on the pressure with 31 total shots, while Lowder saved all 14 shots on target to secure the shutout.

With the win, Santa Clara advances to take on North Carolina State in the Sweet 16 on Nov. 20. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m. ET.

You can click here for the full 2016 NCAA women’s soccer championship bracket.

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