OAKLAND - Freshmen Karina Bulli and Sam Scarlett scored in the second half as UC Santa Cruz wore down a resilient Mills College defense in a 2-0 road win.
The Mills defense held it to a goalless tie at halftime, a big turnaround from the teams' previous meeting on October 1st where UCSC was up 8-0 at the break.
It took until the 54th minute before UCSC got on the board when Bulli finished a pass from Tomiko Hoshijima for Bulli's team-high sixth goal of the year.
The Banana Slugs got another in the 88th minute after their third corner kick in a row paid off with Scarlett converting from Celine Ertekin.
Overall, UCSC outshot Mills 22-0 and had a similar 22-0 corner kick advantage. It was the most corner kicks in a game since 2013. Goalkeeper Alyssa Diaz-Tucker did not have to make a single save in collecting UCSC's eighth shutout of the year.
The Banana Slugs have their final southern California road game when they visit Providence Christian on Friday October 18th.