SANTA MONICA, Calif. - Santa Barbara City College scored early goals in each half on Tuesday en route to a 2-0 women's soccer win at Santa Monica.
Nicole Van Sickle, a freshman defender from San Diego, scored her first college goal in the 12th minute. Chloe Montano delivered a low corner kick and Van Sickle booted it in from close range.
The Vaqueros, ranked No. 1 in the state and No. 3 in the nation, won their ninth straight game to stay unbeaten at 9-0-1. No. 18 Santa Monica fell to 6-3-2.
It was the second straight shutout for the Vaqueros and sixth in seven games. They've outscored their last seven opponents 15-1.
The Vaqueros outshot the Corsairs 15-4, including 10-3 in the second half.
Isabella Viana notched her team-leading seventh goal in the third minute of the second half (47th minute). Anna Telliard struck a long lead pass, leading to a 1 v 1 for Viana and she beat the keeper from 15 yards for a 2-0 lead.
"We weren't at our best today," said coach John Sisterson. "They're a competitive, physical team. And the smaller field didn't suit us.
"Katherine Sheehy played very well and drew what we thought was a PK but it wasn't called. Our midfielders worked hard throughout the game and Riley Moore came on in the second half and made a big difference up front."
SBCC opens WSC North play on Tuesday when it hosts Moorpark at 7 p.m. The Vaqueros will play their first four conference games at home and their last four on the road.