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  1. espnW -- Five burning questions for 2014 National Women's Soccer ...

    Graham Hays

    Will Portland repeat as champion? How will the expansion Dash fare? What impact will Crystal Dunn have in Washington? There's a lot to ponder as the NWSL opens its second season.

    Story | Conversation | April 11, 2014
  2. WCC offers some of nation's best basketball

    Graham Hays

    What college soccer fans have known for years looks increasingly a fact of life in basketball. Teams that treat the West Coast Conference as a little guy put themselves at risk of a big surprise. Gonzaga's win at Wisconsin on Tuesday night finish...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  3. Women's college basketball - Becca Wann is two-sport star for Ric...

    Graham Hays

    A two-sport athlete at Richmond, Becca Wann leads the Spiders in rebounds and assists and is a soccer All-American who was part of the U.S. team that won the U-20 World Cup in 2012.

    Story | Conversation | January 17, 2013
  4. Previewing Stanford-Florida State

    Graham Hays

    It may be the weekend that decides the national championship in women's soccer, but No. 1 seed Stanford and No. 1 seed Florida State lend a little international flair to one College Cup semifinal in Kennesaw, Ga. Following in the footsteps of fo...

    Blog | November 29, 2011
  5. Top seeds all reach NCAA quarterfinals

    Graham Hays

    There are still two weekends and seven games to play in the college soccer season, but before a ball is kicked in the NCAA women's tournament quarterfinals, we know the College Cup will have a different look this season. Women's College Cup Fo...

    Blog | November 20, 2011
  6. NCAA tourney opening weekend review

    Graham Hays

    With all this newfound time on our hands before the second round kicks off on Friday, let's look at what we learned in the opening round of the NCAA women's soccer tournament. The new format is neither evil incarnate nor a perfect solution....

    Blog | November 13, 2011
  7. Questions ahead of bracket announcement

    Graham Hays

    All we can do is wait and wonder what the NCAA tournament selection show will bring Monday. But if wait we must, let's at least put the wondering into words with some pre-bracket questions about the women's soccer tourney.1. How important i...

    Blog | November 06, 2011
  8. Impacting the game on and off the field

    Graham Hays

    Danielle Foxhoven accepted one of the more daunting challenges in college soccer when she chose to follow in the footsteps of three legendary goal scorers who helped tiny University of Portland become as big a name as there is in the women's gam...

    Blog | October 20, 2011
  9. Xavier sits atop mid-major rankings

    Graham Hays

    Blame the NCAA women's soccer tournament for delaying the biweekly rankings by a day, although that also means the first mid-major rankings submitted from 30,000 feet.1. Xavier (7-0)Pac-10, Big 12, Big Ten, mid-major powers -- bring on all chall...

    Blog | December 07, 2009
  10. Bronze's roots come through for Tar Heels

    Graham Hays

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- In September, when North Carolina and Notre Dame met for the first time, I asked Tar Heels freshman Lucy Bronze about the biggest differences between women's soccer here and in her native England. "In America, it's...

    Blog | December 05, 2009
  11. Bundle up -- this College Cup's a cold one

    Graham Hays

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- By the time Notre Dame took the field for the fourth and final practice Thursday at the Aggie Soccer Complex, the wind had calmed and the sun had turned its unfettered access to the sky into something approximating warmth.Ho...

    Blog | December 03, 2009
  12. Previewing the women's soccer quarterfinals

    Graham Hays

    Stanford and Boston College played little more than a year ago, with the Cardinal coming out on top of a 3-0 decision in Palo Alto. Remarkably, that qualifies as ancient history when it comes to this year's quarterfinals in the NCAA tournament. ...

    Blog | November 22, 2009
  13. Women's soccer mid-tourney rankings

    Graham Hays

    Two rounds are in the books in the women's soccer NCAA tournament, and 12 seeded teams survived to play another week. Here's a quick ranking of those teams and the four surprises. 1. Stanford The tournament's top overall seed going i...

    Blog | November 15, 2009
  14. Five soccer teams give themselves a chance

    Graham Hays

    With conference tournaments around the corner for some leagues, and championship races taking shape in those that don't stage postseason events, it's now or never for teams looking to make impressions on the NCAA tournament selection commit...

    Blog | October 25, 2009
  15. Rutgers rallies after leader goes down

    Graham Hays

    PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Two hours after their teammate lay prone on the field, the stomach-turning sound of her prolonged anguish the only thing audible in a hushed stadium, Rutgers women's soccer players erupted in the full-throated roar of victory...

    Blog | October 12, 2009
  16. BC holds its ground in loss to UNC

    Graham Hays

    NEWTON, Mass. -- I've seen a few strange things unfold on a soccer field. North Carolina coach Anson Dorrance has seen far more. So perhaps his take on Thursday's showdown between No. 1 North Carolina and No. 6 Boston College is the place ...

    Blog | October 04, 2009