Santa Clara 2, UC Irvine 1

IRVINE — The visiting Broncos scored the game-winner in the 88th minute of the nonconference game Sunday.

Trey Hayes scored in the 21st minute to give UCI (4-2-2) a 1-0 lead. Enrique Cardenas and Bryan Breslin were credited with assists.

UCI posted a 12-8 advantage in shots, but Santa Clara improved to 3-4.

Both of the Broncos' shots on goal found the net.

UCI visits Cal State Bakersfield on Friday.


Washington State 4, UC Irvine 0

IRVINE — The visiting Cougars improved to 7-0-2 with the nonconference triumph on Sunday.

UCI (5-4) returns to action in the Big West Conference opener on Oct. 4 at UC Santa Barbara.