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Despite last-place finish, UA can see a solid foundation

The last five seasons, the Arizona soccer team has been doomed by being too young and inexperienced.

November 10, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
No. 17 Trojans rout Wildcats

No. 17 Trojans rout Wildcats

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.

November 08, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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UA goalie shines, but Cats lose on late goal

Coach Lisa Oyen and the Arizona soccer team have said all season they are not accepting any moral victories.

November 06, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

No. 1 Cardinal shakes off Wildcats in second half

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.

October 25, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

'Funny old game' gives Cats first-ever victory over Bears

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.

October 23, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
Second-half goals help UA earn second straight win

Second-half goals help UA earn second straight win

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.

October 04, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Cats snap winless streak

Cats snap winless streak

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.

September 27, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Buckeyes bury Wildcats in second half

Buckeyes bury Wildcats in second half

One by one, members of the Arizona soccer team walked out of the locker room.

September 20, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
Young Cats survive to earn tie

Young Cats survive to earn tie

For coach Lisa Oyen and the Arizona soccer team, it's all about baby steps.

September 18, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
Late penalty extends UA skid to 6 straight

Late penalty extends UA skid to 6 straight

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.

October 19, 2009 12:00 am Photos

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Cats lose first game after coach's resignation

Change came about in a surprising way this week for the Arizona soccer team, which saw its coach resign in the middle of the season.

October 17, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

Long-distance goal lifts Lions over Arizona

Halfway through the 2009 season, the Arizona soccer team figures to have a fight on its hands in every game.

October 03, 2009 12:00 amLoading…
Cougars' late goal 'stings' as Arizona loses at home

Cougars' late goal 'stings' as Arizona loses at home

For the Arizona soccer team, this one felt much worse than your typical loss.

September 20, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

'Pressure' too much for Wildcats

Three turnovers, three goals.

September 14, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

OT goal gives Cats second straight win

Coach Dan Tobias has preached the ideals of patience, perseverance and discipline to his young Arizona soccer team.

September 12, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

Turnovers leave Cats still looking for 1st win

As the young Arizona soccer team is learning, one lapse in concentration — let alone several — can lead to a bad night.

August 31, 2009 12:00 amLoading…
Cats rue giveaways in opener

Cats rue giveaways in opener

Heading into the new season, a young Arizona Wildcats soccer team figured it would learn a lot of things on the fly.

August 24, 2009 12:00 am Photos

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Cats 'amped' to play, improve on 9th place

With a number of new faces on their women's soccer team, the Arizona Wildcats hope to put a frustrating 2008 behind them.

August 22, 2009 12:00 amLoading…
Loss hurts Wildcats' tourney chances

Loss hurts Wildcats' tourney chances

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.

November 03, 2008 12:00 am Photos

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Sub Namdar provides spark as UA rallies for win over Beavers

Starter, super sub, cheerleader — Jasmine Namdar's role on the UA soccer team changes nearly every game.

November 01, 2008 12:00 amLoading…
Bruins' Cheney good with either foot

Bruins' Cheney good with either foot

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 Sunday.

October 20, 2008 12:00 am Photos

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Two mistakes by Cats too many vs. 'a very good team'

Gold medal-winning forward Amy Rodriguez, arguably the best player in college soccer, wasn't the one causing the ruckus.

October 18, 2008 12:00 amLoading…
Junior Drees provides Cats with straw who's not afraid to mix it up

Junior Drees provides Cats with straw who's not afraid to mix it up

Samantha Drees makes no apologies for her physical play.

October 17, 2008 12:00 amLoading…

Long Beach State's pressure proves too much for Wildcats in home loss

It took Long Beach State mere seconds to set the tone.

September 27, 2008 12:00 amLoading…
Camacho clearance, Cuellar goal give Wildcats win in OT

Camacho clearance, Cuellar goal give Wildcats win in OT

With one swift overhead kick, Karina Camacho saved Arizona from a sure defeat.

September 22, 2008 12:00 amLoading…

Patient Cats pounce in sixth minute of overtime; Camacho scores winner

Sometimes, even possession teams have to grind out a result every once in a while.

September 20, 2008 12:00 amLoading…
Soccer, passion in fashion at Copa

Soccer, passion in fashion at Copa

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, dusty.

March 10, 2008 12:00 am Photos

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Premier opportunity

Premier opportunity

Michael Emenalo is about to find out who's more demanding — Russian billionaires or soccer moms.

November 06, 2007 12:00 amLoading…
Wildcats come up empty, end weekend with two home defeats

Wildcats come up empty, end weekend with two home defeats

Another weekend at home ended in disappointment for the Arizona soccer team, once again in an all-too-familiar way.

October 29, 2007 12:00 amLoading…

Finishing problems still haunt Wildcats in loss to Huskies

Forgive UA soccer coach Dan Tobias if he's starting to sound like a broken record.

October 15, 2007 12:00 amLoading…

Cats lose to WSU in Pac-10 opener

With nine players on its roster from the Phoenix area, Washington State had a distinct home-field advantage at Murphey Stadium on Friday night.

October 13, 2007 12:00 amLoading…

Cats need to be quicker to snap scoring drought

The Arizona soccer team has scored two goals in its last six games and seeks a way to finish scoring opportunities when they arise.

October 12, 2007 12:00 amLoading…

Cats lose despite dominating possession

Plenty of things seemed unusual Saturday night for Arizona, which was playing its only Saturday game of the season.

October 07, 2007 12:00 amLoading…
Wildcats pay for slow play

Wildcats pay for slow play

Arizona was slow getting to the ball all afternoon, and San Diego State made the Wildcats pay for it.

October 01, 2007 12:00 amLoading…
Day returns from head injury, scores early to lead Wildcats past Creighton

Day returns from head injury, scores early to lead Wildcats past Creighton

To break Arizona's streak of three games without a goal, Jasmin Day had to overcome her initial nerves and get her confidence back.

September 29, 2007 12:00 amLoading…
Cats go 'toe-to-toe' with No. 2

Cats go 'toe-to-toe' with No. 2

Given another second, Laura Huylebroeck would have been a hero in Arizona's landmark victory.

September 24, 2007 12:00 amLoading…
Cats fail to put away chances

Cats fail to put away chances

Kelly Cagle wasn't expecting a homecoming this particular weekend — and when she did get one, she got an unexpected result.

September 22, 2007 12:00 am Photos

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Mistakes costly for Rangers

Mistakes costly for Rangers

The season is young, and with region play starting soon, the Rincon/University football team still has plenty of time to correct its mistakes.

September 30, 2006 12:00 am Photos

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Defending champs blank UA

Defending champs blank UA

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.

September 23, 2006 12:00 amLoading…

Seasoned Pilots will test Arizona; game televised

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.

September 22, 2006 12:00 amLoading…

Walk-on Thurner's goal gives Cats win

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.

September 18, 2006 12:00 amLoading…

DeSaverio accounts for all three goals in victory

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.

September 16, 2006 12:00 amLoading…
DeSaverio chips Cats past Hawaii

DeSaverio chips Cats past Hawaii

Forwards in soccer must share a similar attribute with cornerbacks in football — a short memory.

September 11, 2006 12:00 amLoading…

Wildcats victorious in home opener

After spending the first two weekends on the road, the Arizona women's soccer team came home and dazzled for the opening half-hour against Gonzaga.

September 09, 2006 12:00 amLoading…
Young Cats try to find identity

Young Cats try to find identity

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 homework.

August 25, 2006 12:00 am Photos

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