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LOS ANGELES -- Second-ranked UCLA moved one step closer to an 11th conference title after a 3-0 victory against Oregon State on Friday night. The Bruins (15-1-2, 7-0-2 in the Pac-12) scored two first-half goals en route to its 12th shutout of the year.

UCLA jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the 16th minute after freshman Darian Jenkins tallied her team-leading 10th goal of the season. Jenna Richmond sent a through ball to Jenkins in the box, and Jenkins finished near post at 15:22.

A well-timed group of substitutions led to the Bruins' next goal. Courtney Proctor, Rosie White and Lauren Kaskie checked in just before a Bruin corner kick. Kaskie took the corner, and with Proctor creating a diversion in the box, Mewis headed Kaskie's corner over the goalkeeper's head for the goal, her fourth of the year.

White, fresh off a one-week spell with the New Zealand national team, scored her third goal of the year at 75:00. Proctor played a ball to Smith, whose through ball to White was finished near post.

UCLA finished the game with 20 shots, 10 of which were saved by Oregon State goalkeeper Sammy Jo Prudhomme. The Beavers (5-11-2, 3-5-1), by contrast, had just three shots, all off-target. Bruin goalkeepers Katelyn Rowland (75 minutes) and Alana Munger (15 minutes) combined for the shutout.

The Bruins will try to clinch the Pac-12 title on Sunday against Oregon. A win will give UCLA its 11th conference crown. A tie will give the Bruins a share of the title.

Santa Clara 2, Loyola Marymount 0

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Santa Clara (12-3-1) continues its undefeated conference streak with a 2-0 victory against Loyola Marymount (3-15-0) on Friday. The Broncos are now 6-0-0 in WCC play and the Lions hold a record of 0-7-0.

The Broncos outshot the Lions 35-6 and shots on goal 19-2. Bronco freshman Jordan Jesolva knocked in the first goal for Santa Clara in the 23rd min. and junior Sofia Huerta secured the win with a last minute goal just before the final whistle.

In the 18th minute, Santa Clara's Morgan Marlborough broke free in the Lions' box for a shot that was blocked by LMU goalkeeper Brittany Jagger.

In the 23rd minute, Santa Clara's Jesolva took advantage of the space the Lions' defense gave her around the top of the box hitting a low hard shot to the bottom right-hand corner of the net giving the Broncos a 1-0 lead.

The Bronco attack kept the Lions defense on their toes until the last few seconds of the half where Santa Clara's Huerta received the ball in front the Lions' net for a shot hit wide. Heading into halftime the Broncos lead the Lions in shots 17-4.

In the 51st min of the match, Santa Clara's Allie Vernon created a dangerous opportunity for the Broncos dribbling the ball up from the center back position for a shot on frame.

A close-range shot by LMU's forward Megan Gallagher almost tied the game up in the 71st minute but Bronco goalkeeper Andi Tostanoski was quick to react for her second save of the night.

With less than a minute remaining in match, Jesolva played a long through ball to Huerta past the LMU defense for a one-on-one breakaway with the Lions' goalkeeper to slot the ball into the corner of the net. The Broncos claimed the victory with a final score of 2-0.

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