Meleana Shim and Lauren Matheson scored first-half goals, and No. 17 Santa Clara defeated Long Beach State 2-1 Saturday in a first-round NCAA tournament match at Buck Shaw Stadium.

The Broncos (12-3-6) earned a second-round match against top-seeded and defending champion Stanford (18-1-1) at 7 p.m. Friday at Stanford.

Julie Johnston and Sofia Huerta had the two Santa Clara assists, while freshman goalkeeper Andi Tostanoski made five saves.

Long Beach State finished its season 12-8.

  • Ariana Martinez's goal in the 87th minute gave Cal a 1-0 victory over Pepperdine in Malibu in a first-round NCAA tournament match.

    The Bears (16-5) will play San Diego State (21-1) in the next round at a time and site to be determined.

    Pepperdine finished 14-7.

    Field hockey

    The No. 11 Stanford women lost 4-1 to No. 1 North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C., in the opening round of the NCAA tournament. Kelsey Harbin accounted for the Cardinal's goal. Stanford finished its season 16-7.

    Men's water polo

    Sophomore Graham Nesbit scored three goals to help No. 4 Cal (13-7) defeat No. 18 Santa Clara 15-8 at Spieker Aquatics Complex. Junior goalie Michael Boggan made 11 saves in three quarters of play for the Bears.

    Matt Kochalko and James Rude scored two goals each for the Broncos (9-17).

    Women's volleyball


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    With her fourth ace of the night, Hanah Blume sealed a 25-22, 26-24, 25-21 win for San Jose State (13-14, 9-8) over Western Athletic Conference leader Utah State (19-8, 14-3) at Spartan Gym. Mary Alice O'Reilly had 14 kills for the Spartans.

    Golf

    Arcadia's Angel Yin won her second California Women's Amateur with a 2-up victory over Livermore's Casie Cathrea at Quail Lodge in Carmel.

    Hockey

    Former Shark Devin Setoguchi had two goals in the Ontario Reign's 7-0 ECHL win over the San Francisco Bulls at the Cow Palace.

    Junior college basketball

    San Jose City College's Percy Carr recorded his 800th coaching victory Friday night in an 87-62 win over Merced Community College. Carr, in his 35th year at SJCC, is the winningest coach in California community college history.