2001-02 Archive

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July 30, 2002 July 30-Coming off their first-ever national title in 2001, the Santa Clara women’s soccer team was a unanimous choice by the other seven league coaches to repeat as WCC champs
January 23, 2002 Jan 23-Canadian national team standout Christine Sinclair, a dominant force up front while leading Portland to the NCAA women's soccer final four, has been selected the 2001 Freshman of the Year by Soccer America magazine
January 16, 2002 Jan 7-Top player and coach awards for the 2001 women's college soccer season continue to be announced as Soccer Buzz released official winners for the West Region
January 14, 2002 Jan 14-Duplicating her on-field heroics and number one status, Aly Wagner of Santa Clara was named the Soccer Buzz 2001 National Player of the Year
December 09, 2001 Dec 9-Santa Clara will play in its first-ever NCAA women's soccer final today against defending champion North Carolina
December 09, 2001 Dec 9-North Carolina's quest for an 18th national championship in women's soccer fell short Sunday afternoon as the Tar Heels were beaten by second-ranked Santa Clara in the championship game of the 2001 NCAA Women's College Cup at Gerald J
December 07, 2001 Dec 7- The Portland Pilots fell short in the NCAA women's soccer semifinals as North Carolina defeated the Pilots 2-1
December 07, 2001 Dec 7- After losing a 2-0 lead in the last six minutes of regulation, Santa Clara bounced back in overtime to defeat Florida 3-2 in the extra period
December 06, 2001 Dec 6- Santa Clara's Danielle Slaton leads a list of five WCC All-Americans on this year's NSCAA/adidas All-America team
December 02, 2001 Dec 2-Christine Sinclair and Betsy Barr each scored two goals Sunday as Portland (20-3-0) defeated Texas A&M (17-4-1) 4-1 to advance to next weekend‚s NCAA Women‚s College Cup semifinals
December 01, 2001 Dec 1-The Santa Clara University women's soccer team defeated Virginia Saturday by a score of 3-2 to earn a trip to the 2001 NCAA Women's College Cup in Dallas, Texas, December 7 and 9
November 24, 2001 Nov 24-Christine Sinclair and Betsy Barr scored first-half goals Saturday as #4 Portland beat #10 Nebraska 4-0 in the third round of the NCAA Women's College Cup
November 24, 2001 Nov 24-The Santa Clara University women's soccer team advanced to the fourth round of the NCAA Tournament next week with a third round victory over Dartmouth by a score of 2-0 at Buck Shaw Stadium Saturday
November 19, 2001 The Pepperdine women's soccer team's NCAA Tournament run came to end Sunday afternoon as UCLA defeated the Waves 2-1 at Drake Stadium in the second round of the NCAA Championships
November 18, 2001 Nov 18-Freshman forward Leslie Osborne scored a goal and an assist to lead Santa Clara University to a 4-1 victory over Syracuse in the second round of the 2001 NCAA Women's Soccer Championships, held this afternoon at the Soccer & Track Stadium on the University of Illinois campus
November 18, 2001 Nov 18-#4 Portland scored twice in a five-minute span midway through the first half Sunday, then held off Washington in a 2-0 NCAA Women's College Cup second round game
November 17, 2001 Nov 16-The Saint Mary's women's soccer team (15-2-2) won their first match of the NCAA Women's College Cup beating the California Bears (12-7-2), 3-1
November 17, 2001 Emily Patterson had a pair of goals Friday, as #4 Portland (17-3-0) advanced to the second round of the NCAA Women’s College Cup with a 5-0 win over Idaho State (11-7-2)
November 17, 2001 Nov 16-Sophomore forward Kristi Candau lifted Santa Clara University to a 3-0 victory over Evansville in the first round of the 2001 NCAA Women's Soccer Championships, held this evening at the Soccer & Track Stadium on the University of Illinois campus
November 16, 2001 Nov 16-The University of San Diego women's soccer team was defeated 2-0 by the University of Washington Friday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament
November 16, 2001 Nov 16-Sophomore midfielder Janelle Hillseth scored at the 82:38 mark lifting the No
November 14, 2001 The 2001 WCC Women’s Soccer All-Conference team is highlighted by the fifth straight Player of the Year from Santa Clara University and two familiar faces being named Co-Coaches of the Year
November 12, 2001 For the first time in league history, in any sport, the West Coast Conference landed five teams in the NCAA Tournament
November 12, 2001 The Pepperdine Waves (11-4-3, 3-4-0) scored four goals in the first half on their way to a 7-0 West Coast Conference shutout against Gonzaga University women's soccer (0-15-2, 0-7-0) Sunday in Malibu, Calif
November 12, 2001 The Santa Clara University women's soccer team concluded the 2001 regular season with a convincing 4-0 win over Colorado College on Senior Night at Buck Shaw Stadium
November 10, 2001 Nov 9-Junior midfielder Caty Harris posted the first multi-goal game of her career, but it was not enough as sophomore forward Shauna Rech scored in the 94th minute of overtime to secure a 3-2 victory for 12th-ranked Saint Mary's against USF in West Coast Conference soccer action Friday at
November 10, 2001 Nov 9-Christine Sinclair scored two goals Friday and Lauren Orlandos added a goal and an assist as #3 Portland beat Pepperdine 3-1 in West Coast Conference soccer action
November 10, 2001 Nov 9-The Gonzaga University women's soccer team (0-14-2, 0-6-0) suffered another West Coast Conference match shutout 4-0 to Loyola Marymount (7-9-0, 3-3-0) Friday at Sullivan Field
November 04, 2001 Christine Sinclair scored two first-half goals Sunday, leading Portland (14-3-0/3-2-0) to a 3-0 West Coast Conference win over Gonzaga (0-13-2/0-5-0)
November 04, 2001 Junior midfielder Tasha Spangler's goal at the 89:29 mark lifted No 20 Pepperdine to a 1-0 victory over Loyola Marymount Sunday afternoon at Tari Frahm Rokus Field in Malibu and kept the Waves' post-season hopes alive as they enter the final week of the regular season
November 04, 2001 Nov 4-The third-ranked Santa Clara University women's soccer team won the program's fourth West Coast Conference title with its 10th shutout of the year, a 2-0 win over 18th-ranked San Diego this afternoon at Buck Shaw Stadium
November 03, 2001 No 3 Santa Clara University women's soccer team guaranteed itself a share of its fourth West Coast Conference championship with a 2-1 victory over fourth-ranked Portland tonight at Buck Shaw Stadium
November 03, 2001 The Saint Mary's women's soccer team (13-2-2/4-2) scored first and often as they defeated the 18th-ranked San Diego Toreros (12-5/4-2), on Friday, November 2 at Garaventa Field
November 03, 2001 USF rode an inspired defensive effort and relentless offensive pressure to upset and shutout #20 Pepperdine 2-0 in West Coast Conference women’s soccer action Friday in front of 560 at Negoesco Stadium
October 31, 2001 For the first time in league history, the West Coast Conference boasts five women’s soccer teams in the Top 25 nationally
October 30, 2001 Freshmen Christine Sinclair from Portland and Ali Pavoni from Pepperdine were named the WCC Co-Players of the Week after standout performances over the weekend
October 29, 2001 Loyola Marymount University's women's soccer team shutout the seventh-ranked Saint Mary's 1-0 Sunday afternoon at LMU's Sullivan Field with Amanda Shellenberger's second game-winning goal of the season
October 29, 2001 Christine Sinclair had three goals and an assist - all in the first half - as #5 Portland beat San Francisco 6-0 Sunday in West Coast Conference women's soccer
October 29, 2001 Wave freshman forward Ali Pavoni's goal almost four minutes into overtime lifted No
October 29, 2001 The San Diego Toreros out-shot the Cal State Fullerton Titans 28-5 and used four second half goals to defeat the Titans 5-0 in a non-conference women's soccer match at Torero Stadium on Sunday
October 27, 2001 Oct 26- The Saint Mary's women's soccer team (12-1-2) recorded their second non-scoring tie of the season against the 6th-ranked Stanford Cardinal (11-1-1) on Friday at Maloney Field
October 27, 2001 Senior midfielder Gina Poltl scored a dramatic goal in the 89th minute to propel No
October 27, 2001 Oct 26-Loyola Marymount University's women's soccer team was shutout 2-0 by the nation's top scoring team, second-ranked Santa Clara, Friday afternoon at LMU's Sullivan Field in the Lions first home WCC match
October 26, 2001 Oct 26-University of San Francisco (8-6-1, 1-3-0) senior forward Heidi Prestegard scored two first-half goals giving the Dons their first West Coast Conference win during their 3-0 shutout of Gonzaga University (0-12-1, 0-4-0) Friday at Martin Field
October 25, 2001 Junior forward Meghan Daly tallied her fourth goal of the season, while senior forward Heidi Prestegard converted a penalty kick as USF shutout visiting Nevada-Reno Wednesday 2-0 in non-conference women's soccer action at Negoesco Stadium
October 24, 2001 Christine Sinclair had a goal and two assists Tuesday as #10 Portland easily beat #4 Nebraska in non-conference women's soccer
October 23, 2001 Santa Clara all-american candidate Aly Wagner was named the WCC Women's Soccer Player of the Week for the third time this season
October 22, 2001 Loyola Marymount got a goal from senior midfielder Amanda Shellenberger at the 55:14 mark to secure a 1-0 shutout win against USF in West Coast Conference women's soccer action Sunday at Negoesco Stadium
October 22, 2001 Player of the Year candidate Aly Wagner netted a free kick in the 89th minute to lead the third-ranked Santa Clara University women's soccer team to a 1-0 victory over No
October 21, 2001 Oct 19-Christine Sinclair scored a pair of goals off corner kicks Sunday, as Portland overcame an early deficit to beat the Toreros, 2-1, handing San Diego its first conference loss
October 20, 2001 The Saint Mary's women's soccer team (12-0-1) handed the 25th-ranked Pepperdine Waves their first loss of the season in a 1-0 double-overtime thriller on Friday, at Garaventa Field
October 19, 2001 Oct 19-The University of San Diego Toreros scored four goals in the second-half on their way to a 5-1 victory over the Gonzaga University Friday at Martin Field
October 19, 2001 Oct 18-The nation's top-ranked offense took only seven minutes to break down one of the top three defenses in the country as the third-ranked Santa Clara University women's soccer team handed second-ranked UCLA its first loss of the season in a 3-0 victory tonight at Buck Shaw Stadium
October 17, 2001 Junior midfielder Caty Harris picked an excellent time to score her first goal of the season for USF, striking at the 106:49 mark in the second overtime period to down San Jose State 2-1 in non-conference women’s soccer action Tuesday night at Negoesco Stadium
October 16, 2001 Santa Clara freshman Leslie Osborne was named the WCC Player of the Week becoming the third freshman to earn the honor this season
October 15, 2001 Saint Mary's capitalized on a Portland defensive miscue, scoring the game's only goal with 8:46 remaining in the game to lead the Gaels to a 1-0 victory
October 15, 2001 Torero goal-keeper Leila Duren recorded her sixth shutout of the season and improves her keeping record to 9-2 on the season as USD defeated Loyola Marymount 1-0 in front of 601 fans in Torero Stadium on Sunday
October 15, 2001 USF earned their second shutout win in a week with a 2-0 victory against Portland State Sunday in non-conference women’s soccer action at Negoesco Stadium
October 13, 2001 Five different Santa Clara players scored and the fourth-ranked Broncos fell just five shots short of a school record in its 5-0 win over San Francisco tonight in the West Coast Conference opener for both teams at Buck Shaw Stadium
October 13, 2001 Saint Mary's women's soccer (10-0-1) scored three goals in the first-half to give them the 3-1 victory over Gonzaga University (0-8-1) Friday at Martin Field
October 13, 2001 Junior forward Kristi Bissonnette scored two goals to help Pepperdine post a 4-1 victory over UC Irvine Friday afternoon at Tari Frahm Rokus Field in Malibu and conclude an unbeaten non-conference mark on the season
October 11, 2001 Freshman forward Leslie Osborne score just 37 seconds in to the Santa Clara University women's soccer team's match against Fresno State, marking the sixth-fastest goal ever scored by a Bronco, to lead the home team to a 6-1 victory over the Bulldogs in non-conference action at Buck Sha
October 09, 2001 Saint Mary’s Ruth Montgomery was named the WCC Player of the Week after leading SMC to a 2-0 week
October 08, 2001 Oct 7, 2001 - Junior midfielder Stacey Caro scored a pair of goals in the second half, including the equalizer as USF secured a 3-3 women's soccer deadlock against Cal in non-conference action at Negoesco Stadium
October 07, 2001 Lisa Casagrande and Christine Sinclair scored goals in the first 12 minutes Sunday, leading #3 Portland (10-1-0) to a 2-0 win over Utah (6-3-0)
October 07, 2001 Senior forward Kate Desmond scored the match's lone goal to lift Pepperdine to a 1-0 victory over UC Santa Barbara and help the Waves remain on unbeaten on the season Sunday afternoon at Tari Frahm Rokus Field in Malibu
October 07, 2001 Arizona State fell to the University of San Diego 1-0 Sunday afternoon in a non-conference women's soccer match at USDs Torero Stadium
October 06, 2001 Junior forward Kristi Bissonnette recorded her first career hat-trick and just the sixth in school history to lead Pepperdine to a 3-1 victory over San Diego State in a non-conference match Friday afternoon at the SDSU Sports Deck in San Diego
October 06, 2001 The Saint Mary's women's soccer team (9-0-1) excelled with defense beating 6th-ranked California (8-2) 1-0 in overtime on Friday, October 5, on Edwards Field
October 06, 2001 Senior Casey Loveland scored twice and teammate Val Strocco scored a pair of goals as San Diego defeated San Francisco 6-1 in front of 292 spectators at Torero Stadium Friday night
October 06, 2001 Junior Aly Wagner powered a free kick with just 7:43 left in the first overtime period to propel the Broncos to a 2-1 win in front of a Maloney Field record crowd of 2,103
October 03, 2001 Santa Clara’s Aly Wagner was a terror on the field for the #5 ranked Broncos, leading the team to a 7-1 record during the first month of the season
October 02, 2001 Santa Clara’s Aly Wagner was named WCC Player of the Week for the second time this season after leading the Broncos to two wins over the weekend
September 30, 2001 Less than 18 hours after a 1-0 win at Washington, #3 Portland shook off an inspired Washington State team Sunday for a 1-0 win
September 30, 2001 Christine Sinclair's unassisted 25-yard goal at 53:50 was enough to lift #3 Portland to a 1-0 win at Washington
September 30, 2001 Freshman midfielder Jenna Ainsworth broke a 1-1 tie with a goal in the 81st minute to lead Pepperdine to a 2-1 victory over Long Beach State Sunday afternoon at George Allen Field
September 30, 2001 Junior midfielder Aly Wagner was named the most valuable player of the sixth annual Santa Clara adidas Classic after leading the sixth-ranked Santa Clara University women's soccer team to a 2-0 victory over San Diego State in record temperatures this afternoon at Buck Shaw Stadium
September 29, 2001 The Saint Mary's women's soccer team (7-0-1) continued their unbeaten streak beating the University of Hawaii Rainbows (3-3), 4-1, on Garaventa Field
September 29, 2001 Junior midfielder Aly Wagner scored one goal and added three assists to lead the sixth-ranked Santa Clara University women's soccer team to a 5-2 victory over Southern Methodist at the Santa Clara adidas Classic tonight at Buck Shaw Stadium
September 28, 2001 Junior midfielder Stacey Caro made the first two goals of her collegiate career memorable, scoring a pair to down UC Riverside 4-0 in non-conference women’s soccer action Thursday at Negoesco Stadium
September 25, 2001 Five West Coast Conference women’s soccer programs received national recognition this week in the NSCAA/adidas National Rankings
September 24, 2001 Pepperdine junior Kristi Bissonnette and Portland freshman Christine Sinclair were named WCC Co-Players of the Week after helping their teams to undefeated records over the weekend
September 23, 2001 Playing in 100-degree temperatures, the Pepperdine women's soccer team remained unbeaten on the season as it recorded a 3-0 victory over host Arizona State on Sunday afternoon at Sun Devil Soccer Stadium in Tempe, Arizona
September 23, 2001 The Saint Mary's women's soccer team (6-0) continued to stifle opponents as Shauna Rech and Lucianne Crenshaw each tallied two goals and an assist as the Gaels shut out the San Jose State womens soccer team (1-5) , 5-0, in a non-conference game at Spartan Stadium on Sunday afternoon
September 23, 2001 Junior midfielder Jen Codington scored the only goal of the match at the 41:09 mark and Santa Barbara’s defense did the rest, shutting out USF 1-0 Saturday night in non-conference soccer action at Negoesco Stadium
September 22, 2001 Junior forward Kristi Bissonnette scored two goals as Pepperdine and Arizona played to a 2-2 tie Friday evening at Murphey Stadium in Tucson, Arizona
September 22, 2001 UCLA handed San Diego their first loss of the season 2-0 in front of 1,177 spectators at Torero Stadium Friday night
September 22, 2001 Senior Liz Duncan scored twice in the first 11 minutes to help Washington State University seal its 2-1 non-conference women's soccer victory over Gonzaga University Friday at Martin Field
September 20, 2001 The Saint Mary's womens soccer team (5-0) won their first home game of the season beating the University of Nevada (0-6), 3-0 on Wednesday, September 19, on Garaventa Field
September 19, 2001 The Torero women's soccer program has started the 2001 season with a perfect 5-0 record after beating USC 1-0 at Torero Stadium Tuesday night
September 18, 2001 Freshman midfielder Jenna Ainsworth's goal in the second overtime period lifted Pepperdine to a 3-2 victory over Cal Poly in a non-conference match Monday afternoon at Tari Frahm Rokus Field in Malibu
September 18, 2001 The 13th-ranked California women's soccer team defeated No 3 Santa Clara 2-1 tonight at Buck Shaw Stadium for its first win against the Broncos since 1993
September 12, 2001 Santa Clara senior defender Danielle Slaton and junior midfielder Aly Wagner, along with Portland’s Lauren Orlandos, a junior defender, have been named candidates for the 2001 Hermann Trophy, college soccer’s oldest and most prestigious player of the year award
September 11, 2001 Santa Clara’s Aly Wagner was named the WCC Women's Soccer Player of the Week for her play at the Wake Forest Invitational over the weekend
September 10, 2001 Sophomore defender Mary Stuart scored a goal and had an assist to lead Pepperdine to a 4-1 come-from-behind victory over Arkansas in a non-conference match Sunday afternoon at Tari Frahm Rokus Field in Malibu
September 10, 2001 The Saint Mary’s women’s soccer team (4-0) continued their undefeated season beating the Minnesota Golden Gophers (1-3), 2-0, at the Northwestern Invitational Tournament
September 09, 2001 The University of Hawai'i's Arlene Devitt scored at 87:34 to give the visitors a 1-0 non-conference women's soccer victory over Gonzaga University on Sunday at Martin Field
September 09, 2001 Junior midfielder and Hermann Trophy Semifinalist Aly Wagner recorded her first career hat trick at the fifth-ranked Santa Clara women's soccer team defeated No
September 09, 2001 Senior Stephanie Barnier's goal 55 seconds into overtime completed a thrilling USD comeback giving the Toreros a 3-2 victory over the Baylor Bears and perfect 4-0 record on the season
September 05, 2001 Despite dominating the entire contest and holding a commanding shot advantage, the Pepperdine women's soccer team was unable to put the ball in the net and had to settle for a 0-0 tie in a non-conference match Tuesday afternoon at Tari Frahm Rokus Field in Malibu
September 03, 2001 Junior Forward Virginia Jenkins fired a shot past a diving Jennifer Orantes as Fresno State escaped with a 2-1 last second victory against USF Sunday in non-conference women’s soccer action at Negoesco Stadium in the season opener for both teams
September 03, 2001 University of Portland junior Emily Patterson scored what would eventually be the game-winning goal in the 85th minute as the No
September 03, 2001 Junior midfielder Aly Wagner scored two goals and tallied two assists to lead fifth-ranked Santa Clara to an 8-0 defeat against San Jose State tonight at Spartan Stadium
September 03, 2001 Gonzaga University women's soccer team wrapped up its two-match road trip at Portland State University Sunday in a 0-0 tie
September 03, 2001 In this the 10 year anniversary of women's soccer in the WCC, the league is as strong as it has ever been from top to bottom
September 02, 2001 UCLA senior Mary-Frances Monroe scored the lone goal of the match in the 31st minute and the Bruin defense held off the Portland offense the rest of the way as No
September 01, 2001 Junior forward Kristi Bissonnette's goal off a corner kick capped a second-half comeback and propelled Pepperdine to a 3-2 season-opening victory over Navy Friday afternoon at Tari Frahm Rokus Field in Malibu
September 01, 2001 Casey Loveland scored a goal just 49-seconds into the match on Friday, to lead the University of San Diego to a 3-2 victory over UC Santa Barbara in a women?s soccer match on Friday in Santa Barbara
September 01, 2001 Sophomore forward Veronica Zepeda registered two goals to lead fifth-ranked Santa Clara to a season-opening victory against Cal Poly tonight at Buck Shaw Stadium
August 21, 2001 Seven former Santa Clara University women's soccer standouts will take part in the inaugural Women's United Soccer Association Championship match this Saturday, August 25, making the Broncos the most represented collegiate program in the title contest
August 16, 2001 Two West Coast Conference women’s soccer teams ranked in the top six in the NSCAA/adidas National Preseason Poll, released Wednesday
August 01, 2001 One year after making its fifth trip to the women’s soccer College Cup, Portland has been voted to finish first in 2001 WCC women’s soccer preseason poll, as selected by the conference coaches

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