OAKLAND- UC Santa Cruz rode a 19-1 shot advantage and had four different players score in a 4-0 win over Johnson and Wales (Colorado) at Mills College.
UCSC goes to 2-0 on the young season.
UCSC got on the board when Izel Gutierrez converted a penalty in the 25th minute. That was followed by a 38th minute golazo from Alex Arce, who hit a left-footed rocket from 20 yards off the cross bar and into the back of the net to make it 2-0.
"We were getting combination passes through and finding people," said Arce.
UCSC kept up the pressure and were rewarded four minutes into the second half when Natalie Filippi got her first career goal to make it 3-0.
Abby Schmalz finished scoring with a shot from the right with minutes 27:51 left for her first career goal. Malia Starita saved the Wildcats' only shot in the 81st minute for her second-straight shutout.
"We are really starting to get into our rhythm," said Gutierrez. "We got some good finishes," added Schmalz.
The Banana Slugs begin a three-game trip to Oregon when they travel to Linfield on Wednesday evening.