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With faith and commitment, USC women’s soccer claims NCAA title


As his team swarmed onto Avaya Stadium in San Jose on Sunday night to the tune of the final whistle, head coach Keidane McAlpine watched from the sidelines, grinning. The players bounced on their toes, hands scrabbling to touch the wood of the program’s second NCAA trophy, pulling each other in for hugs. But McAlpine took his […]

Women’s soccer advances to championship with win over Georgetown


As both teams trudged off the field after the first half of the NCAA semifinal in Avaya Stadium on Friday, the Trojans looked as if they might be facing the end of their run in the tourney. From the start, Georgetown possessed. In the first seconds of the game, a forward took a hard shot […]

Women’s soccer advances to final four with win over Auburn


From the beginning of its 1-0 victory over Auburn to advance to women’s soccer’s final four, USC set the tone and the pace of the game. It is the first time the Trojans have advanced this far in the postseason since 2007, when they won the national championship. The first and only goal of the game came […]

Women’s soccer advances in NCAA tournament with win over Eastern Washington


As the final seconds ticked down before kick-off against the Eastern Washington Eagles on Saturday, senior Morgan Andrews danced across midfield. The midfielder twisted and hopped in place to “Shout!” by The Isley Brothers as it blasted through the loudspeakers, pointing at her frontline and earning laughs from the whole team. The players looked relaxed, […]

Women’s soccer keeps rolling with 2-0 win over Kansas


The No. 12 women’s soccer team defeated Kansas 2-0 at McAlister Field on Friday, extending their winning streak to six matches. The Women of Troy faced a Jayhawks side that qualified for the Big 12 Championship game last year, but goals from sophomore striker Leah Pruitt and junior midfielder Sydney Sladek ensured USC kept rolling. Both […]

Women’s soccer upsets No. 8 North Carolina


The Trojans took down No. 8 North Carolina in a dominant 3-0 victory on Sunday, setting an aggressive tone on offense from the first whistle. The team’s first shot came from redshirt junior Alex Anthony within the first minute of the game, and the pace didn’t slow from there. The team’s first goal came in […]

Women’s soccer returns home to defeat Loyola Marymount 2-0


The women’s soccer team defeated Loyola Marymount at McAlister Field 2-0 on Friday behind goals from junior Nicole Molen and senior Morgan Andrews. The win comes after the Trojans swept a tournament in Auburn last weekend. Although USC opened the 2016 season with two straight losses, the team won its next three, and the Women […]