Senior Courtney Verloo scored her third goal with 2:13 left in the second overtime Sunday night as second-ranked Stanford rallied past No. 22 Santa Clara 3-2 in a riveting women's soccer match in front of 3,252 at Buck Shaw Stadium.
Verloo scored the game-winner on a 22-yard free kick at the top of the box. She buried the shot inside the left post beyond the reach of goalkeeper Andi Tostanoski.
It appeared the Broncos (4-3-1) had gained a big upset when Sophie Huerta scored in the 82nd minute for a 2-1 lead. But in the final, desperate moments Cali Reis fouled Stanford's Maddie Bauer on the edge of the box that resulted in a penalty kick with 54 seconds left. Verloo, who also scored in the first 80 seconds off a free kick, put away the penalty.
Stanford (7-0-1) extended its win streak over Santa Clara to nine games.
Santa Clara midfielder Julie Johnston scored in the 17th minute as the schools ended the first half 1-1.
San Jose returned defenseman Mirco Mueller, its No. 1 pick in the 2013 draft, to his junior club. Mueller, who also was signed to a standard entry-level contract, had six goals and 25 assists in 63 games last season for Everett (Wash.), of the WHL. The Sharks play their final home exhibition game Tuesday against Vancouver at 7:30 p.m.
Akemi Khaiat shot a 3-over 75 for a 36-hole total of 3-over 147 and was stroke-play medalist at the USGA Senior Women's Amateur at CordeValle in San Martin. San Jose State grad Lynn Cowan tied for third at 150. The field of 132 was trimmed to 64 for match play. Four other Northern California golfers advanced: Rachel Moreaux, Juvy Timan, Marianne Towersey and Sandra Woodruff.
Staff writer Elliott Almond contributed to this report.