The last five seasons, the Arizona soccer team has been doomed
by being too young and inexperienced.
No. 17 USC scored all five of its goals in the first half en
route to a 5-0 win over Arizona on Sunday at Murphey Stadium.
Coach Lisa Oyen and the Arizona soccer team have said all season
they are not accepting any moral victories.
With her squad facing the top-ranked team in the country, coach
Lisa Oyen challenged the Arizona Wildcats to make the most of
playing the best.
Like most of the nearly 500 people in attendance Friday night,
Shannon Heinzler figured her long-range effort with 45 seconds left
in overtime didn't have enough zip.
For the first time all season, the Arizona soccer team is on a
winning streak. The Wildcats improved to 4-5-2 with a 2-1 win over
San Francisco on Sunday at Murphey Stadium.
The final pass - and the scoring opportunities that could come
from it - had been lacking from Arizona all evening, so it was
fitting that the first one came just before the final kick.
One by one, members of the Arizona soccer team walked out of the
For coach Lisa Oyen and the Arizona soccer team, it's all about
Once again, the Arizona Wildcats walked off the field, shaking
their heads and wondering in disbelief what the future has in store
for them next.
Change came about in a surprising way this week for the Arizona
soccer team, which saw its coach resign in the middle of the
Halfway through the 2009 season, the Arizona soccer team figures
to have a fight on its hands in every game.
For the Arizona soccer team, this one felt much worse than your
Three turnovers, three goals.
Coach Dan Tobias has preached the ideals of patience,
perseverance and discipline to his young Arizona soccer team.
As the young Arizona soccer team is learning, one lapse in
concentration — let alone several — can lead to a bad night.
Heading into the new season, a young Arizona Wildcats soccer
team figured it would learn a lot of things on the fly.
With a number of new faces on their women's soccer team, the
Arizona Wildcats hope to put a frustrating 2008 behind them.
Given plenty of time and space, Jen Stoltenberg unleashed a
rocket that greatly improved Oregon's postseason soccer hopes and
severely damaged the Arizona Wildcats' chances.
Starter, super sub, cheerleader — Jasmine Namdar's role on the
UA soccer team changes nearly every game.
Facing a UCLA team that had conceded just two goals in 14 games
all year, Arizona knew that close calls were not going to be enough
Gold medal-winning forward Amy Rodriguez, arguably the best
player in college soccer, wasn't the one causing the ruckus.
Samantha Drees makes no apologies for her physical play.
It took Long Beach State mere seconds to set the tone.
With one swift overhead kick, Karina Camacho saved Arizona from
a sure defeat.
Sometimes, even possession teams have to grind out a result
every once in a while.
During a month when grass is at such a premium in Tucson, the
soccer fields for the inaugural Copa Bud Light were, in a word,
Michael Emenalo is about to find out who's more demanding —
Russian billionaires or soccer moms.
Another weekend at home ended in disappointment for the Arizona
soccer team, once again in an all-too-familiar way.
Forgive UA soccer coach Dan Tobias if he's starting to sound
like a broken record.
With nine players on its roster from the Phoenix area,
Washington State had a distinct home-field advantage at Murphey
Stadium on Friday night.
The Arizona soccer team has scored two goals in its last six
games and seeks a way to finish scoring opportunities when they
Plenty of things seemed unusual Saturday night for Arizona,
which was playing its only Saturday game of the season.
Arizona was slow getting to the ball all afternoon, and San
Diego State made the Wildcats pay for it.
To break Arizona's streak of three games without a goal, Jasmin
Day had to overcome her initial nerves and get her confidence
Given another second, Laura Huylebroeck would have been a hero
in Arizona's landmark victory.
Kelly Cagle wasn't expecting a homecoming this particular
weekend — and when she did get one, she got an unexpected
The season is young, and with region play starting soon, the
Rincon/University football team still has plenty of time to correct
More than a thousand fans showed up for one of the biggest games
in UA soccer history Friday and hoped for an inspired performance
from the Wildcats.
In the last month alone, Portland defender Stephanie Lopez has
represented the United States in a world youth championship, played
for the women's national team against Mexico and played against
perennial powerhouse North Carolina.
Sally Thurner put together a successful prep career in
Wisconsin, but college programs weren't exactly knocking down her
door when it came time to recruit her.
Settle, spin, shake off defender, hammer it past a diving
goalkeeper — Gianna DeSaverio made it look, and sound, as if she
had done it more times than Pelé.
Forwards in soccer must share a similar attribute with
cornerbacks in football — a short memory.
After spending the first two weekends on the road, the Arizona
women's soccer team came home and dazzled for the opening half-hour
Arizona soccer coach Dan Tobias wanted his players to do more
than watch this year's World Cup. He wanted them to do some summer