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No. 1 Notre Dame cruises past Gonzaga

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Katie Thorlakson and Jen Buczkowski each tallied a goal and an assist to lead the top-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish (5-1) to a 4-1 victory over the Gonzaga Bulldogs (2-2-1) in Sunday’s final game of the Santa Clara Classic women’s soccer tournament in Santa Clara, Calif.

Notre Dame scored all four goals in the first half.

Gonzaga avoided a shutout on Jamie Blanche’s unassisted goal at the 52:56 mark.

•The Idaho State Bengals managed just five shots on goal, but it was enough to post a 3-1 non-conference victory over the Idaho Vandals in Pocatello.

The Bengals (2-4) jumped out to a 1-0 lead on an own-goal in the 40th minute.

Idaho (2-3) pulled even just two minutes later when Sonja Baumgartner took a pass from Aly South and scored.

Lacey Pearson’s unassisted goal in the 54th proved to be the game-winner for the Bengals.

•Jessica Zimmerman found the net with 50 seconds left in the match to lead the Northern Colorado Bears (3-1-1) to a 2-1 win over the Eastern Washington Eagles (1-5) in Cheney.

Jennie Summers scored off a rebound of her own shot in the 30th minute for the Eagles’ lone goal.

Men’s soccer

Andrew Corazza scored the first and last goal of the match to lead the Simon Fraser Clan (6-1) to a 4-3 overtime victory over the Whitworth Pirates (3-1) on the final day of the Whitworth Invitational.

Niko Varlamos scored on a penalty kick and Chris Johnson and Skye Henderson added goals to account for Whitworth’s scoring.

In the other match, Joe Voeller scored in the 60th minute to lift the St. Thomas Tommies (2-1) to a 2-1 victory over the Pacific Lutheran Lutes (3-2).

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