Azusa Pacific's dreams of a national championship were expectedly crushed with 1-0 NAIA Tourney opening-round upset loss to Bethel College of Tennessee.
Azusa Pacific is headed north to Santa Barbara for its final game(s) of the season, this time in the NAIA Women's Soccer Championship Tournament where the No. 3-seeded Cougars will open action Thursday (Nov. 18) in quarterfinal action.
Less than 2 weeks after finishing second in the GSAC, the NAIA's No. 5-ranked Azusa Pacific proved it is the region's best team by beating Notre Dame de Namur, 2-0, to claim the 2004 NAIA Region II title.
Shannon Coe's header 4 minutes into overtime capped amazing comeback in which Azusa Pacific stole a 2-1 victory over Concordia in the NAIA regional playoffs.
Stephanie Bays earned her fourth straight all-conference honor to lead a barrage of 5 Cougars on the 2004 All-GSAC team. Megan Cardin, Shannon Coe, Kelly Goudge and Stephanie Weber were also named to the team.
Azusa Pacific had plenty of reason to smile after a 4-0 GSAC victory over Point Loma Nazarene that perhaps secured the top seed in the upcoming NAIA regional playoffs.
Azusa Pacific out-shot Hope International, 37-7, scored 14 minutes into the game, then dominated the rest of the way in a 3-1 win over Royals.
No. 2 Azusa Pacific scored 2 goals in a 1:30 span in the second half to post a 2-0 win at Westmont for its first win over the Warriors since 2001.
Rain, Rain, Go Away. That was Azusa Pacific's cry Tuesday night as the No. 2 Cougars fell to No. 7 Biola, 2-1, as the game-winner slipped through Cougar GK Jill Colfer's hands in the 83rd minute.
Azusa Pacific had just 4 shots on goal, but the Cougars scored on 3 of them as Shannon Coe and Stephanie Bays combined for 3 goals and 3 assists in a 3-0 win over Vanguard.
And they say the Red Sox are cursed. It's been 9 years since Cal Baptist was on the right side of a game with Azusa Pacific, and even today when they had victory in their hands, the Lancers couldn't close the deal in a 3-2 loss to the Cougars.
NAIA All-American Stephanie Bays scored her first career hat trick (plus one) and had an assist to lift No. 2 Azusa Pacific to a 6-1 GSAC win at Christian Heritage.
Seven was the lucky number for Azusa Pacific as Julie Fletcher put in the game-winner in the 67th minute and left the rest up to the NAIA's best defense which allowed just 1 shot.
If Megan Cardin could play Fresno Pacific every game, she'd be a happy camper. Cardin dealt the Sunbirds a full house with a goal and 2 assists to lift Azusa Pacific to a 3-0 win over the Sunbirds.
It's beginning to be a running theme--Shannon Coe scores the game-winner. She did it again today, this time in the 62nd minute to lift Azusa Pacific to a 1-0 win at Concordia.
In the best match-up in the NAIA this year, Azusa Pacific and Lindsey Wilson played like the NAIA's top 2 teams should, and they got a result that was only fitting--a 1-1 tie.
When considering what lies ahead next week, this type of game was needed. No. 2-ranked Azusa Pacific cruised to a 5-0 win over Grand Canyon to set up next week's showdown with No. 1 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.).
It took extra time, but Shannon Coe finally found the net scoring the golden goal in overtime to lift Azusa Pacific to a 1-0 win over Cal Poly Pomona.
Jolie Nitt's penalty kick in the 39th minute proved to be the difference as the NAIA's No. 5-ranked Azusa Pacific downed Malone (Ohio), 1-0, at the Point Loma Sea Lion Classic.
For just the second time since 1998, Azusa Pacific opened its season with a win. The Cougars dominated play, scored just 8 minutes into the game and went on to a 3-0 win over St. Mary's (Neb.).
Azusa Pacific's 2004 women's soccer schedule is now available. The docket features 15 regular-season games and begins September 3 in San Diego.