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Monday, July 9
EMERALD CITY - SEATTLE, Wash - July 9, 2012 - Western Washington University Vikings player Megan Chapin had a great game on Saturday July 7 at Interbay Stadium in Seattle. She scored four goals and chipped in two assists as Emerald City FC of the Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL) defeated Oregon Rush 10-0. You can see a video of Megan's exploits captured on video below..
Tuesday, April 10
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON - EUGENE, Ore.- April 10, 2012 - University of Oregon head soccer coach Tara Erickson has finalized her schedule for the 2012 campaign. Current and former Fenix players Lauren Thompson and Maddy Mercier will square off against The University of Washington in Seattle at 3pm on Thursday, October 25th, 2012. Mark your calendars.
Monday, November 21
|Alicia Patten - West Region All-Star|
WESTERN WASHINGTON - BELLINGHAM, Wash. - November 16, 2011 -Two Vikings are second-team Daktronics West Region all-stars. Western Washington University senior defender Alicia Patten (Seattle/Holy Names) and junior goalkeeper Jamie Arthurs (Richland) were second-team picks on the Daktronics West Region Women's Soccer All-Star squad released today. The team was voted on by the region's sports information directors. Patten, who also was a second-team pick on the team last year, and Arthurs helped the Vikings post a 0.59 goals against average and 11 shutouts, both Great Northwest Athletic Conference-leading figures. Patten, who was earlier named a GNAC first-team all-star for the third straight year, finished her four-year career with five assists. Read full story HERE.
TAMPA - SAVANNAH, Ga. - November 18, 2011 - Tampa Outlasts Lynn to Win NCAA South Regional Title.The No. 19 University of Tampa (16-5-2) women’s soccer team won its sixth straight match, capturing the NCAA Division II South Region championship. Tampa defeated Lynn University (11-7-1) 1-0 in double overtime Friday afternoon at Armstrong Atlantic State University. "What a fantastic ending to an enthralling game," says head coach Gerry Lucey. "Lynn have improved so much over the past couple of years and Chip and Joe deserve a ton of credit. They started the better team today but in the end we got on top of them and kept driving forward to get the winner. I'm so happy for our team that we have won the NCAA South regional championship again for the third time in six years."Game details available HERE.
|University of Tampa's Charlotte White|
Monday, November 14
|Western's Alicia Patten|
WESTERN - BELLINGHAM, Wash. - November 8, 2011 - WWU's Patten is first-team GNAC all-star for third straight year. Western Washington University senior defender Alicia Patten (Seattle/Holy Names Academy) was a first-team choice for the third straight year to the 2011 Great Northwest Athletic Conference women's soccer all-star team. Patten was one of four Vikings selected to the first team. Also picked were junior goalkeeper Jamie Arthurs (Richland), senior midfielder Justina MacDowell (Bellevue/Sammamish) and senior defender Emily Warman (Sedro-Woolley). WWU senior forward Emily Frankland (Sammamish/Skyline) was named to the second team and receiving honorable mention were senior midfielder Megan Chapin (Seattle/Garfield), freshman midfielder Kim Cooper (Bellingham) and sophomore midfielder Brina Sych (Vancouver/Union). Full story available HERE.
OCCIDENTAL - LOS ANGELES, Calif. - November 10, 2011 - Three Oxy women's soccer players make all-SCAIC List. Occidental College women's soccer players Kellee Murayama (Wahiawa, HI), Elissa Minamishin (Waipahu, HI) and Maddy Rasch (Seattle, WA) were named to the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference's all-conference team for the second consecutive year on Tuesday, after leading the Tigers (5-10, 5-7) to a fifth-place finish.
Rasch appeared on the list for her second straight year, despite playing the second half of the season with a broken wrist. "It typifies the attitude and commitment she exhibited in every game," McFeely said. "Her dominance in the air, reading of the game, composure and decision making, plus her leadership and competitive drive, have been recognized by the league and I'm delighted to see her pick up consecutive SCIAC honors and end her Oxy collegiate journey on a high note." For more information, look HERE.
|Maddy Rasch two time all-SCIAC Selection|
Monday, November 7
OREGON - CORVALLIS, Ore. - November 4, 2011 - Soccer Civil War ends is 1-1 tie - Neither team could come away with an outright win in the soccer portion of the Civil War as the University of Oregon (8-9-3, 3-6-2 Pac-12) came from behind to tie #21 Oregon State (13-5-2, 7-3-1), 1-1, on a chilly Friday night at Paul Lorenz Field in Corvallis in front of 1, 401 fans. It is the third time in five years that the teams have tied in the series. In 2007 and 2008 the teams played into ties, while the Ducks dropped games in 2009 and 2010. "We played very well and hard against a talented Oregon State team," said Oregon head coach Tara Erickson." We defended well all over the field and moved on both offense and defense. That was probably one of our most complete games of the season. Maddy Mercier, as an outside back, played awesome and Abby (Steele) played well in goal. Scout (Libke) and LT (Lauren Thompson) played very organized against some good Oregon State forwards and our younger players played great in their first Civil War."
SAN FRANCISCO - SAN FRANCISCO, CA - November 4, 2011 - Joan Piasta scored two goals Sunday as the University of San Francisco women's soccer team finished the 2011 season by shutting out visiting CSU Bakersfield 4-0 at Negoesco Stadium. The game marked the annual Senior Day, in which the Dons honored Piasta, Meritt Peterson and Keonna Robinson before the contest. Piasta's two goals marked the first multi-goal match of her career.
WESTERN WASHINGTON - BELLINGHAM, Wash. - November 2, 2011 - Midfielder Kelly Cates (Sr., Poulsbo/North Kitsap) was honored for the second straight year, heading four members of the Western Washington University women's soccer team named to the 2011 Great Northwest Athletic Conference Academic all-star team released today. The quartet also included forward Kristin Maris (So., Issaquah), midfielder Brina Sych (So., Vancouver/Union) and midfielder Megan Chapin (Sr., Seattle/Garfield).
TAMPA - ST. LEO, Fla. - November 6, 2011- Tampa Claims Second Straight SSC Tournament Championship. The University of Tampa women’s soccer program left St. Leo University with another piece of hardware for its already colossal collection of championship trophy case as the Spartans defeated No. 11 Rollins College by a 2-0 mark to capture the 2011 Sunshine State Conference women’s soccer tournament championship. “What a way to end a fantastic week of soccer at UT," says head coach Gerry Lucey. "I can’t give enough credit to our incredible senior class who have given blood, sweat and tears to our program. I am so proud and honored to be a part of their lives and to witness their drive and enthusiasm for success. All six seniors have played a massive role this week in bringing us to success again in the SSC post season. We play a very difficult schedule to prepare ourselves for post season play and it has paid dividends once again. This is a very difficult conference to win and we have shown the mental fortitude to do it once more." This marks the second consecutive postseason league title for the Spartans, who have now captured a league-record five tourney crowns.
|University of Tampa 2011 SSC Champions|
Monday, October 31
|Three time Big Sky First Teamer Toni Carnovale|
PORTLAND STATE - OGDEN, Utah - October 31, 2011 - senior defender Toni Carnovale was named the Big Sky Conference's first team for the third year in a row. Carnovale started 16 of the team's 17 games this season for the Vikings while playing over 1,500 minutes, a team best. She also added an assist with 12 shots on the season. More details available HERE.WESTERN WASHINGTON - BELLINGHAM, Wash. - October 29, 2011 - Western Washington University celebrated Senior Day in style, defeating Western Oregon University, 3-0, in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference women's soccer contest Saturday afternoon at Orca Field on the Whatcom CC campus. Goals from Brina Sych (So., Vancouver/Union), Kristen Maris (So., Issaquah) and Megan Chapin (Sr., Seattle/Garfield) lifted the Vikings to 9-5-3 overall and 8-4-1 in the GNAC. WWU, which is unbeaten (3-0-1) in its last four games, completed its home schedule with a 6-1-3 record.
Sych opened the scoring in the 35th minute, fighting off two defenders to win a long pass from Emily Warman (Sr., Sedro-Woolley) and calmly finish from 12 yards out. "It makes such a big difference when we can score first, and in the first half," said WWU head coach Travis Connell (9th year). "It totally changes the game."
Chapin and Warman were two of seven WWU seniors playing their final home game. The others were Kelly Cates (Poulsb/North Kitsap), Emily Frankland (Sammamish/Skyline), Katie Griffith (Burlington/Burlington-Edison), Justina MacDowell (Bellevue/Sammamish) and Alicia Patten (Seattle/Holy Names Academy). More game news HERE.
SAINT MARTINS - LACEY, WA – October 30, 2011 - Dani Eldridge scored the lone goal of the game to give Saint Martin's the 1-0 victory over Simon Fraser in their final Great Northwest Athletic Conference home match of the season Sunday afternoon at the SMU Soccer Field. The goal came in the 61st minute. After a bit of a scramble Eldridge found the ball and with her back to the goal sent an overhead kick at the net and over the head of the SFU keeper for the eventual game-winner. Simon Fraser goalie Amelia Ng recorded nine saves as the Saints outshot the Clan 19-2 in the contest. SMU also held a 9-2 edge on corner kicks. Ashley Engel and Gina Cardenas picked up one save each as they split time in goal for SMU. More information HERE.
EASTERN WASHINGTON - OGDEN, Utah - October 31, 2011 - The Eastern Washington University women's soccer team had five players recognized on the All-Big Sky Conference teams, which were released Monday (Oct. 31) by the league office. Highlighting the list for EWU was senior forward Whitney Brannan, who was selected to the All-Big Sky Second Team. This is Brannan's third-straight year as a conference all-star, as she was on the honorable mention squad in 2009 and 2010. Also earning a shout-out this season was senior Dashia Huff, juniors Lauren Jacobsen and Jamie Walker and freshman Katie Cashman, who were all named to the All-Big Sky Honorable Mention team. More information HERE.
OCCIDENTAL - LOS ANGELES, Calif. - October 29, 2011 - It may have been a handball in the box and it may have been offsides, but the whistle didn't blow, the flag stayed down and the Occidental College women's soccer team almost knocked off No. 9 Cal Lutheran University. Instead of handing the Regals (19-1, 12-0) their first loss since Oxy beat them 1-0 last season on Oct. 6 and foiling their undefeated season, the Tigers conclude the year with a gutsy effort and what could have been quite a sendoff for six seniors whose careers as student-athletes came to a close on Saturday night at Jack Kemp Stadium. The Tigers say goodbye to six seniors. Maddy Rasch (Seattle, WA), Liz Martin (Fremont, CA), Bree Geary (Del Mar, CA), Alex McHenry (Denver, CO), Kellee Murayama (Waipahu, HI) and Lauren Johnson (Chicago, IL) all will graduate in the spring. Game details HERE.
OREGON - EUGENE, Ore.- October 30, 2011 - The University of Oregon (8-9-2, 3-6-1 Pac-12) fell to the 2011 Pac-12 Regular Season champion Stanford Cardinal (18-0-1, 10-0 Pac-12) on Senior Day and at the last soccer game ever at Pape' Field in front of over 700 fans on a rainy Sunday afternoon. The condition of the field slowed down both teams as a downpour caused the field to be muddy and led to many slides and missed opportunities. Stanford was awarded two corner kicks to open the first 45 minutes of action before Oregon committed fouls giving the ball back to the Cardinal to set up their first shot. A little over nine minutes into action, the Cardinal's Lindsay Taylor was able to plant and put her foot into a shot, but senior Lindsay Parlee, who got the start in goal today, was able to garner the save. The Ducks did not sit back and took their first shot of the match at 11:15, but junior Maddy Mercier was not able to connect and the shot went wide. Stanford eventually won the match 2-0. More game details available HERE.
|Maddy Mercier, University of Oregon|
Monday, October 24
|Charlotte White SSC Defensive Player of the Week|
PORTLAND STATE - HILLSBORO, Ore. – October 20, 2011 - Portland State women's soccer team held on for an important 1-0 victory over Weber State at Hillsboro Stadium. The Vikings (7-7-2 overall, 3-1-2 Big Sky Conference) picked up the all-important three points in the standings with the win Thursday and now sits atop the Big Sky Conference Standings with 11 total points. The Vikings need another three points and a Northern Colorado loss, or two Northern Colorado ties, to claim the Big Sky regular season championship and the honors of hosting the conference tournament. After a Weber State (6-10-1, 3-2-1) foul just outside their own 18-yard box on the near side, Portland State lined up for a free kick. Senior Toni Carnovale set up for the free kick but then passed it to Dutra in the middle of the field. Dutra one-touched the ball behind her, dribbled left and blasted a shot into the upper right corner of the net past the Wildcats' keeper Ryann Waldman to take the early 1-0 advantage just second into the 12th minute. More HERE.
PORTLAND STATE - OGDEN, Utah - October 24, 2011 - Senior defender Toni Carnovale was named the Big Sky Conference's Co-Defender of the Week for matches played from Oct. 17-23 it was announced Monday. Carnovale, a senior from Seattle, Wash., played all 195-plus minutes this past weekend, anchoring the Portland State back line and helping the Vikings to a 2-0 weekend. Carnovale stepped up when needed and helped the Vikings to two shutouts on the weekend helping them claim a share of the Big Sky regular season title. She also contributed offensively for the Vikings with four shots on the weekend and an assist on the game-winning goal over Weber State. Full article available HERE.
|Toni Carnovale Big Sky Co-Defensive Player of the Week|
Monday, October 24
|Western Washington's Megan Chapin|
WESTERN WASHINGTON - BELLINGHAM, Wash. - October 20, 2011 - A massive advantage in shot attempts didn't produce a goal for Western Washington University as it tied Montana State University Billings, 0-0 in overtime, in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference women's soccer contest Thursday afternoon at Orca Field on the Whatcom CC campus. The Vikings, who are now 6-5-3 overall and 5-4-1 in GNAC action, had a 24-6 shot advantage. Western's best chance came in the 25th minute, when a pass by Joanna Houplin (Jr., Olympia) put Megan Chapin (Sr., Seattle/Garfield) behind the MSUB defense. Chapin hit a shot low to the left post, but Gordon sprawled to tip the ball around the post for a corner. Game details HERE.
OREGON - EUGENE, Ore. October 23, 2011 - EUGENE, Ore- Junior Scout Libke notched her team-leading fourth goal of the season in the 80th minute of action, but the goal did not hold up as the University of Washington (6-6-4, 2-3-2 Pac-12) scored one of their own in the 89th minute of play, causing the match to end in a 1-1 draw on Friday night at Pape' Field. Fans could tell that the match was going to be a physical one from the start of the horn from two very similar teams. The Ducks (7-7-2, 2-4-1 Pac-12) started off in a 4-4-2 format and the strength of the backline, especially from redshirt junior Lauren Thompson shined through for UO to keep the match very competitive. Read all about the game HERE.
EASTERN WASHINGTON - CHENEY, WA - October 21, 2011 - After 110 minutes of competitive play, neither Eastern Washington nor Northern Colorado could come away with a victory on Friday (Oct. 21) in Cheney, Wash., as the Eagles and Bears ended the Big Sky Conference match deadlocked at 1-1. Eastern scored right out of the gate, and then held on to that one-goal lead for nearly 70 minutes. But the Bears managed to find the equalizer on a lucky rebound off a free kick. The Eagles were out-shot by UNC, 24-9, and the margin may have been even wider had it not been for the play of Eastern's center back, senior Dashia Huff. With time dwindling down in the second half, the Bears began to pressure heavily, but Huff's sharp defense prevented two shot opportunities from dangerous range. Game details available HERE.
|Daisha Huff of Eastern Washington|
Monday, October 17
OREGON - BOULDER, Colo. - October 16, 2011 - The University of Oregon soccer team (7-7-1, 2-4 Pac-12) got back on the winning track by using a balanced attack to post a 3-1 victory over the University of Colorado (3-9-2, 0-5-1 Pac-12) on Sunday afternoon at Prentup Field in Boulder.
OCCIDENTAL - LOS ANGELES, Calif. - October 15, 2011 - Senior midfielder Alex McHenry propelled the Occidental College (4-7, 4-4) women's soccer team into playoff contention Saturday with a put back goal early in the second half against the University of La Verne (2-9-3, 1-8). McHenry's strike turned out to not only be the game winner in the Tigers' 1-0 victory, but also keeps Oxy within striking distance of fourth place in the SCIAC, as the University of Redlands (8-4-1, 5-4) topped Whittier College 1-0 earlier in the evening. More on game HERE.
EASTERN WASHINGTON - OGDEN, UT - October 15, 2011 - Eagles shut out Wildcats, 3-0 for first win of Big Sky Season. After coming away empty handed despite a number of quality scoring opportunities in its first four Big Sky games, the Eastern Washington University women's soccer team finally found the back of the net - three times in fact. Eastern defeated the Weber State Wildcats 3-0 on Saturday (Oct. 15) in Ogden, Utah. "It's definitely a relief for all the players and coaches to get this win," said head coach George Hageage. People are going to look at this game and think 'They won 3-0 … really?' But we've been playing well all season, and have had a chance to win every Big Sky match. It was good to see the hard work finally pay off." Senior Whitney Brannan had a hand in all three of EWU's goals, scoring one and assisting on the other two. It was her third goal of the season and 17th of her career. She is now tied with Brittany Sparks for Eastern's career scoring record. Game info. HERE.
Saint Martins - Billings, MT - October 15, 2011 - Saint Martin's picked up their second win of the week as they upset Montana State Billings 1-0 in an overtime Great Northwest Athletic Conference matchup on Saturday. Engel and Cardenas had two saves each as they split time in goal for Saint Martin's ( 3-8-2, 3-6-0). "This was a great win for us. The girls were elated; we've had a good week," said head coach Rob Walker. "We've been talking about all the little things we had to do and they've done a good job of putting all of those little things together." More information acailable HERE.
PORTLAND STATE - PORTLAND, Ore. - October 16, 2011 - Portland State scored just 54 seconds into the Vikings match against the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks Sunday afternoon at Hillsboro Stadium on Senior Day. The Vikings (6-7-2 overall, 2-1-1 Big Sky Conference) held the 1-0 lead until the 20th minute when the Lumberjacks (2-8-7, 1-1-3) equalized the match at 1-1. From the moment the match started the Vikings were on the attack and dominated the match offensively and defensively. The Vikings out-shot the Lumberjacks 8-to-3 in the first half but then added 12 more shots in the second half to the Lumberjacks' one shot. For the game, Portland State out-shot Northern Arizona 23-to-4. Renard recorded a goal on two shots in the match while senior Toni Carnovale and junior Amanda Dutra both recorded three shots, two on goal. Freshman Daniela Solis had a game-high five shots in the match. Game details available HERE.
Monday, October 10
PORTLAND STATE - MISSOULA, Mont.- October 9, 2011 – Two second half goals by junior Megan Martin helps the Vikings (6-6-1 overall, 2-0-1 Big Sky) play the Montana Grizzlies (4-8-2, 1-1-1) to a 2-2 double-overtime draw Sunday morning in a cold wet affair at South Campus Stadium. Today we had a great comeback and almost came away with the go-ahead goal,” head coach Laura Schott said following the match. “Playing Eastern Washington and Montana on the road is always a challenge. Starting conference play with three road games and coming out with two wins and a tie is a great start.”Notes: The Vikings are now 1-1-1 in overtime matches this season … Toni Carnovale was the only Viking to play all 110 minutes. Game details available HERE.
WESTERN WASHINGTON - BELLINGHAM, Wash. - October 5 2011 - Emily Frankland (Sr., Sammamish/Skyline) scored an early goal that proved to be the difference as Western Washington University blanked Simon Fraser University, 1-0, in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference women's soccer contest Wednesday at the Orca Field on the Whatcom CC campus. It was the third straight win for the Vikings, who have won five of their last six games. They improved to 6-3-2 overall and 5-2-0 in conference action. More information available HERE.
Monday, October 3
WESTERN WASHINGTON - MONMOUTH, Ore. - September 29,2011 - Justina MacDowell (Sr., Bellevue/Sammamish) scored two goals and Megan Chapin (Sr., Seattle/Garfield) had a goal and two assists as Western Washington University rolled to a 4-1 win over Western Oregon University in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference women's soccer contest Thursday at the WOU Soccer Field. The four goals were a season high for the Vikings, all of them by players who had not scored previously this fall. WWU, which had just six goals in its first eight games, improved to 4-3-2 overall and 3-2-0 in GNAC action. More information HERE.
PORTLAND STATE - SACRAMENTO, Calif. – September 30, 2011 - Junior forward Megan Martin followed two first half goals with the game-winning goal in the 52nd minute to complete her first career hat-trick and give the Vikings (5-6 overall, 1-0 Big Sky) a 3-2 victory over the Hornets of Sacramento State (4-7, 0-1) Friday afternoon at Hornet Field. “It was a great conference road win,” Vikings' head coach Laura Schott said following the match. “Sacramento State is always a tough opponent and they were again today. I'm happy with the way out team responded to Sacramento State's two second half goals. It showed some toughness to grind it out on the road like that. ” Game details available HERE.
SAINT MARTINS - BURNABY, BC – September 29, 2011 - One goal was all it took to lift Saint Martin's to a 1-0 over Simon Fraser University in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference contest on Thursday night at Terry Fox Field. Sasha Dini connected for the only goal of the game at the 61:47 mark to give the Saints the win. Ashley Richardson was credited with the assist. Ashley Engel started the game in goal for Saint Martin's and recorded four saves in the first half. Gina Cardenas finished out the game, making one save. HERE.
TAMPA - COLUMBUS, Ga. – October 2, 2011 - In a battle between a pair of team’s that each advanced to their respective NCAA Regional finals in 2010, the University of Tampa (6-3-1) and Armstrong Atlantic State University (7-2-1) played to a 1-1 tie after 110 minutes of play. “The girls were fantastic again today,” says head coach Gerry Lucey. “We thoroughly deserved our result and were the stronger team in OT. Our mentality was excellent and we battled hard for every challenge.” Both goals were scored in the first half, with Tampa striking first on a Jazmin Perry goal at 27:19. Fellow senior Charlotte White assisted on Perry’s team-leading eighth goal of the season. White successfully played the ball into the box, where Perry beat the Pirate keeper for the game’s first goal. Game details HERE.
OREGON - LOS ANGELES, Calif.- October 2, 2011 - The University of Oregon soccer team (6-5-1, 1-2 Pac-12) picked up a 2-1 win over USC (3-9-0, 0-3 Pac-12) on Sunday afternoon at McAlister Field in Los Angeles, Calif. "It was a very good outstanding team effort against a good USC team," said Oregon head coach Tara Erickson. "Their (USC) results don't tell the truth of how good they are. They are a strong team with good players."
Monday, September 26
SAINT MARTIN'S - SEATTLE, WA - September 23, 2011 - Seattle Pacific got two goals in the first half before tacking on another in the second half to defeat Saint Martin's 3-0 in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference contest Thursday night at Interbay Stadium. The Falcons sent 23 shots at the SMU goal while the Saints got off just seven in the game. Ashley Engel, who spent 70 minutes in goal for Saint Martin's, collected six saves while Gina Cardenas made one save in her 19 minutes in the net. Game details HERE.
Monday, September 19
OREGON - CORVALLIS, Ore. - September 16,2011 - The University of Oregon (5-2-1) got back on the winning pace with a 2-1 win over UC Davis (5-2) on the opening day of the Oregon State Nike Invitational Friday night at Paul Lorenz Field. At the 65:05 mark, junior Maddy Mercier collected her third goal of the season after junior Julie Armstrong led the Green and Yellow contingent down to field, throwing off the Aggie defense. Armstrong made the screwball pass to Mercier and she beat the keeper to net the goal to put UO ahead 2-0. Game details available HERE.
WESTERN WASHINGTON - BELLINGHAM, Wash. - September 17,2011 - Vikings get 1-0 win over Central Washington. The triumph lifts the Vikings to 2-2-2 overall and 1-1-0 in the GNAC. Central fell to 2-2-2 and 1-1-0. Central played most of the game with just 10 players, as Hilary Franks received a red card in the 17th minute for fouling Megan Chapin (Sr., Seattle/Garfield) as the last defender on a possible breakaway. More info available HERE.
EASTERN WASHINGTON - CHENEY, Wash. - September 16, 2011 - The Eastern University Washington women's soccer team tallied its first win of the 2011 season with a 4-0 victory against The Evergreen State College. The Eagles tied two school records in the match, as senior Whitney Brannan tied the record for most shot attempts in a single game with eight, and the team tied the record for fewest shots allowed by an opponent at four. Game info HERE.
Monday, September 12
WESTERN WASHINGTON - BELLIGNHAM, Wash. - September 10, 2011 - WWU gets first victory, beat NDNU 2-1 in overtime. Midfielder Brina Sych (So., Vancouver/Union) scored nine minutes into overtime, leading Western Washington University to a 2-1 victory over Notre Dame de Namur University on Saturday in a non-conference contest at Orca Field on the campus of Whatcom CC. Sych's game-winner came off a corner kick. Megan Chapin (Sr., Seattle/Garfield) played a ball to the near post, where it found the head of Alicia Patten (Sr., Seattle/Holy Names). Patten flicked the ball to Sych, who was alone six yards out and headed it home. More Game info available HERE.
ST. MARTINS - LACEY, WA - September 10, 2011 - Saints tie for second straight game. Saint Martin's got two goals in the second half to tie Northwest University and send the game into overtime but 2-2 would be the final in the non-conference matchup on Saturday afternoon at the SMU Soccer Field. Ashley Engel had five saves in her 44 minutes in goal while Cardenas had two in 29 minutes and Hanna Wade had one in 36 minutes. NU keeper Jordan Holmes recorded five saves in the game. Game details available HERE.
OREGON - BATON ROUGE, LA - September 9, 2011 - Ducks Downed By LSU, 1-0. "Scout, LT (Lauren Thompson) and Abby kept us in the match," added Erickson. "We did not bring our A-game and did not match well. We did not play Oregon soccer and while I was disappointed, we will use this as a learning experience, especially for the younger players and move on to prepare for our next match against Illinois on Sunday." More about the game HERE.
OCCIDENTAL - LOS ANGELES, Calif. - September 9, 2011 - Oxy women's soccer makes progress in loss. The Tigers fell to Willamette University 2-1 despite out-shooting the Bearcats 18-12 and dominating possession in the second half. Of the 18 attempts, eight were on the frame but only Elissa Minamishin's header from Liz Martin found the back of the net. The standings and score won't reflect what Oxy senior captain Maddy Rasch thinks was a step in the right direction for a team implementing a new defensive concept for the first time. "I'm really proud of everyone. We used a new strategy on defense, pulling one forward back to play defense," the center back said. "We adjusted well and knocked the ball around today better than I've seen this year." Game details and photos available HERE.
Monday, September 5
PORTLAND STATE - RENO, Nev. - September 4, 2011 - Vikings down Detroit 2-0 for fourth straight victory. Melissa Trammel and Kayla Henningsen each scored as the Vikings took down Detroit by a score of 2-0 for their fourth straight victory to win the Wolf Pack Invitational Sunday morning in Reno, Nev. Gam details can be found HERE.
WESTERN WASHINGTON - BELLINGHAM, WA - September 3, 2011 - by Andrew Lang, Bellingham Herald Sports - Patten anchors Vikings' stalwart defense. Senior defender Alicia Patten likes it best when she doesn't have to touch the ball during the Western Washington University women's soccer team's matches. It's not that she doesn't enjoy the sport she excels at or that she wilts under pressure. Rather, protecting her goal is Patten's responsibility, and when she's not active, it means her team is on the attack.
"I like being the last person back," said Patten, who was a first-team Great Northwest Athletic Conference selection each of the past two years. "The team really relies on you, whether it's making a hard tackle or whatever. Some games you don't get any action, but if (the ball) comes in your box, you need to get it out." You can read all about Alicia and the rest of the 2011 Vikings team HERE.
OREGON - EUGENE, Ore.- September 2, 2011 - University of Oregon women's soccer (4-0) cruised to its fourth consecutive shutout by taking care of University of New Hampshire (0-2), 3-0, on the opening day of the UO Nike Tournament in Eugene at Pape' Field. With the consecutive shutout school record set, the Ducks are now off to their best start since going 5-0 to start the 2003 campaign. More information on game available HERE.
Monday, August 29
|Eastern's Dashia Huff|
EASTERN WASHINGTON - BOISE, ID - AUGUST 26, 2011 - After one half of stellar play, the Eastern Washington University women's soccer team failed to capture its first win of the young season, falling to the Boise State Broncos 2-1 at the 2011 Bronco Invite in Boise, Idaho. Unfortunately the game wasn't the biggest loss of the day for the Eagles, as senior defender Dashia Huff was injured and had the leave the field with 15 minutes remaining in the game. Her status is unknown. Game details available HERE.
OREGON - EUGENE, Ore. - August 28, 2011 - Junior Julie Armstrong netted her second goal of the season five minutes into Sunday afternoon's match to give Oregon (3-0) a 1-0 victory over UNLV (1-3) at Pape' Field. Just under 500 fans turned out to watch the Ducks get off to their best start since the 2007 campaign. With the win, UO notched its third consecutive shutout of the season, matching the mark for most consecutive shutouts in program history. The win also gives Oregon back-to-back home opener wins. After Armstrong's goal, the aggressive Ducks did not stop creating opportunities to put more goals up on the scoreboard. Junior Nicole Bakke followed up with another shot six minutes into action that was converted into a save. Junior Maddy Mercier received the rebound and put another shot toward the goal, but UNLV goalkeeper Kylie Wassell was able to notch another save. Read the rest of the story HERE.
TAMPA - ORLANDO, Fla. – August 25, 2011 - The 2010 Sunshine State Conference tournament champion University of Tampa women’s soccer team will enter the 2011 season at No. 2 in the SSC preseason poll. A talented core of senior returners includes midfielder Samantha Kay (3 G, 4 A), forward Brittan Spence (8 G) and defender Charlotte White (3G) as assist leader and junior midfielder Courtney Peffley is also back after notching 14 assists as a sophomore. More available HERE.
WESTERN WASHINGTON - BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Aug. 30, 2011 - Goals will be hard to come by Thursday (7 p.m.) when the Western Washington University women's soccer team opens its season against nationally No.2-ranked UC San Diego at Orca Field on the campus of Whatcom CC. The Vikings return the core of a defense that allowed just 10 goals in 18 games as they finished 10-4-4 in 2010. Leading that unit are senior defender Alicia Patten (Seattle/Holy Names Academy) and junior goalkeeper Jamie Arthurs (Richland). More on build up available HERE.
PORTLAND STATE - HILLSBORO, Ore. - August 28, 2011 - The Portland State women's soccer team took the lead early and held on late to defeat Idaho by a score of 2-1 Sunday afternoon in front of a season-high crowd of 537 at Hillsboro Stadium. Melissa Trammell scored her second goal of the season in the 10th minute of Sunday's match. Esty Geiger drove the ball deep into the Vandal's 18-yard box where Trammell headed it in to give the Vikings the early 1-0 advantage. “When we put pressure on the ball on defense we play a lot better,” Portland State head coach Laura Schott said following Sunday's win. “I think when we came out and did that it set a tone for us. It was a really competitive game.” More game details available HERE.
OCCIDENTAL - LOS ANGELES, Calif. — When the 2011 Occidental College women's soccer team showed up for their first team meeting on Aug. 25 with the taste of last year's conference championship loss still lingering in their mouths, someone had to comment on the big, ugly elephant in the room. So head coach Colm McFeely didn't wait.
Printed on bright orange paper in the stack of paperwork that he handed to his team was the game story of last year's double overtime loss to the University of Redlands in the SCIAC final. The surprise reading material wasn't to kick the team when they were down, but to show them of what their season could be.
"I think that it has been adding up a little bit every year," said senior center back and captain Maddy Rasch. "This senior class has extra motivation." Three of the team's five all-league players are returning from last year's squad—Rasch, Kellee Murayama and Elissa Minamishin. It will be on Rasch to organize the team's defense and make sure opponents goal scorers are accounted for. "It's my responsibility to lead from the back," Rasch said. "That's going to be important to give direction from behind." You can read the entire article HERE.
Monday, August 22
|Oregon's Maddy Mercier|
OREGON - BOISE, Idaho - August 19, 2011 - The University of Oregon soccer team opened its 2011 season with a 2-0 neutral-site win over Wyoming on Friday at the Boise State Tournament. Junior midfielder Maddy Mercier and freshman forward Bri Pugh scored goals for the Ducks. “This was a good way to start the season,” head coach Tara Erickson said. “It was a good win for us. All the young players were excited, and after they got into the game they became a little more seasoned. We played 20 players and everyone contributed. It was a huge learning experience for those kids.” A pair of veteran Ducks gave UO a 1-0 advantage in the 16th minute. Mercier, from Edmonds, Wash., redirected (into the net) a crossing pass from fellow junior midfielder Julie Armstrong. “The returning players gave us tremendous leadership, helping the younger players adapt to their first college minutes,” Erickson said. Read more about the game HERE.
WESTERN WASHINGTON - BELLINGHAM, Wash. - August 19, 2011 - The foundation of the Western Washington University women's soccer team will be built on its defense in 2011. The Vikings return eight starters from a team that was 10-4-4 and finished fourth in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference at 7-4-3. Leading those returnees is the heart of a defense that allowed just 10 goals in those 18 games. Anchoring the defense are two seniors. Alicia Patten (Seattle/Holy Names Academy) has started 51 games in her career, earning second-team Daktronics all-region and first-team all-GNAC honors at center back each of the last two seasons.
In the wide midfield spots, seniors Emily Frankland (Sammamish/Skyline) and Katie Griffith (Burlington/Burlington-Edison) figure to be the starters. Frankland, who missed last season with a knee injury, has 13 goals, seven of them game winners, and eight assists in her career. Frankland has also spent time at forward, and many of the players slated to play up front are also comfortable in the midfield. Joana Houplin (Olympia) started every game last year, and had three goals and four assists, and junior Megan Chapin (Seattle/Garfield) had a goal and three assists in the first nine games before having her season end with a knee injury. They, along with freshman Taylor Abrass (Mercer Island), give Western an element of speed up front that the Vikings have lacked in recent seasons. Western's top returning scorer, however, still provides a more physical target player - sophomore Kristen Maris (Issaquah), who had four goals and two assists last season. "Chapin, Houpin, Abrass, Frankland, all of them are just burners," said Coach Travis Connell. "We have a ton of pace up front. We'll be able to stretch the field, and to pressure the opposition backs more. More on the Vikings HERE.
Monday, August 15
POTRLAND STATE - OGDEN, Utah – August 15, 2011 - The Portland State women's soccer team was selected to finish fourth in the Big Sky preseason coaches' poll released by the conference Monday. The Vikings are coming off a program best 5-2 conference record in 2010 in which they finished second return four of their top-five scorers from last season. More available HERE.
OREGON - WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - August 11, 2011 - The University of Oregon soccer team was picked to finish tied for eighth in the Pac-12 Conference’s Preseason Coaches’ Poll announced by the league office on Thursday. The Ducks, who return 13 letterwinners and six starters for the 2011 season, earned 49 points which tied with Washington State. More details HERE.
TAMAPA - KANSAS CITY, Kans. – - August 8, 2011 - Following a run to the NCAA South Region finals, the University of Tampa women’s soccer team is tabbed No. 14 in the NSCAA Division II preseason poll, which was released on Tuesday. The Spartans finished the 2010 campaign at No. 16, after winning the Sunshine State Conference tournament and advancing to the NCAA regional finals, where it tied Florida Tech. The Panthers would then claim the regional title on penalty kicks. Read full story HERE.
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