Women's Soccer vs. Kent State9/2/11Final Score: 5-1, Cal Won

Benz’s hat trick lifts Bears over Denver

Katie Benz had not scored a hat trick in awhile — since her high school playing days, to be exact. Player of the Week: Katie Benz After three years of limited playing time — a result of suffering injuries and playing behind star striker Alex Morgan — the senior forward
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Bears race past Golden Flashes

On Friday, Cal women’s soccer team crushed Kent State 5-1 in its first match of the Cal Invitational at Edwards Stadium. The Bears (4-1) put up their first goal in the fifth minute, when forward Katie Benz placed a long pass from defender Danielle Brunache into the back of the
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Golden Flashes streak into Cal Invitational

Last week, the Cal women’s soccer team poured goals into North Dakota State and Hawaii’s nets, outscoring both teams, 10-0. But for coach Neil McGuire, he still saw shot efficiency as an area for improvement. “We are trying to increase our shots on goal percentages,” McGuire said. “We are doing
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Bears blank Rainbow Wahine

On Sunday night, the Cal women’s soccer team captured the ‘Ohana Hotels and Resorts No Ka Oi Tournament when it defeated Hawaii 3-0 in Honolulu. After a 7-0 thrashing of North Dakota State, the Bears (3-1) came out swinging, taking 10 shots at the Rainbow Wahine defense in the first half.
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Lauren Battung scored Cal’s first goal in its 2-1 overtime win over San Diego State on Sunday. It was her second goal of the year.

Bison are big question mark for Bears

Last year, the Cal women’s soccer team had its biggest victory of the season against Hawaii at Edwards Stadium, piling eight goals from six different players. But as the Bears prepare to fly down to Honolulu for the rematch, coach Neil McGuire does not expect another romp over the Rainbow
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Lauren Battung scored a goal in the 60th minute of Cal’s win. It was the junior forward’s second goal of the season.

Bears stun Aztecs in overtime thriller for first win

Sunday afternoon’s crowd at Edwards Stadium witnessed a thrilling match by the Cal women’s soccer squad, which pulled off a stunning 2-1 victory in overtime against San Diego State. After a late second-half goal by Aztec Cat Walker forced the game into OT, Cal senior forward Katie Benz became a
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Pepperdine storms Cal in 2011 opener

Waves' Guajardo shines with a pair of goals

The buzz at Edwards Stadium for the Cal women’s soccer team’s season opener probably also fed off this summer’s World Cup performance by new U.S. star (and former Bears standout) Alex Morgan. On Friday afternoon against Pepperdine, Cal surely could have used her offensive talent. The now Morgan-less Bears squad
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Alex Morgan scored a pair of clutch late goals for the U.S. women's national team last year.

Fast Forward

Former Cal striker Alex Morgan helped America qualify for the Women's World Cup. Now she and the U.S. take aim at the title.

Alex Morgan didn’t waste much time between her collegiate and international soccer careers. In fact, there was barely a transition at all. “It kind of overlapped,” the former Cal captain and current U.S. national team member says. “I was at a point in my junior and senior year where I
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