The No. 8 Santa Clara women's soccer team beat Gonzaga 6-3 on Saturday to claim a share of the West Coast Conference title with BYU and Portland.

By virtue of a tiebreaker, Santa Clara (14-4-1, 8-1) was awarded the WCC's automatic berth to the NCAA tournament. All three teams will participate in the tournament. The 64-team field will be announced Monday afternoon.

"It's not easy to win a conference championship, and we are very proud that no one in the conference finished with a better record than us," Broncos coach Jerry Smith said

Sofia Huerta had a hat trick and an assist against the Zags. She has 13 goals on the season.

  • Saint Mary's Briana Campos scored in the seventh minute, but WCC co-champion BYU rallied for a 6-1 win over the visiting Gaels (6-14, 2-7).

  • The Santa Clara women's volleyball team (9-14, 4-10 WCC) edged No. 21 BYU 27-25, 25-22, 23-25, 25-23 at Leavey Center. Taylor Milton had 15 kills, 16 digs and four aces.

  • Senior Jordan Shaw (St. Francis High-Mountain View) became just the 10th Saint Mary's volleyball player to reach 1,000 career kills, but Loyola Marymount (13-11, 8-7 WCC) prevailed 25-22, 25-22, 25-23 over the Gaels (13-9, 9-5). Shaw had 11 kills in the defeat.

  • Hanah Blume became the fourth player in school history to record 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs as she helped San Jose State (8-17, 5-9 Mountain West) to a 25-21, 25-20, 21-25, 13-25, 15-12 win over UNLV (14-10, 9-5). She had 18 kills and 19 digs against the Rebels.

  • The No. 5 Cal men's water polo team (14-6, 3-3 MPSF) was outscored 3-1 in the final period and lost 11-9 to No. 2 USC (21-2, 3-1) at Spieker Aquatics Complex. The Bears tied it 8-8 on a Hunter Gettlefinger goal with 41 seconds left in the third period.

  • Freshman Jackson Kimbell scored four goals to lead No. 4 Stanford (16-4) to a 24-7 victory at Chapman.

    Horse racing

    Exit Stage Left rallied to win the $53,350 Golden Nugget Stakes in his maiden race at Golden Gate Fields.

    The 2-year-old, ridden by Russell Baze, won by a neck over both 18-to-1 shot Unusual Americaine and Miss Success.

    Exit Stage Left, trained and co-owned by Jerry Hollendorfer, ran six furlongs in 1:11.03.