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December 21, 2011
OXY SOCCER TEAMS RECEIVE NSCAA TEAM ACADEMIC AWARDS
LOS ANGELES — Occidental was the only SCIAC school to have both soccer teams named a 2011 NSCAA College Team Academic Award Winner.

November 10, 2011
THREE OXY WOMEN'S SOCCER PLAYERS MAKE ALL-SCIAC LIST
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Occidental College women’s soccer players Kellee Murayama (Wahiawa, HI), Elissa Minamishin (Waipahu, HI) and Maddy Rasch (Seattle, WA) were all named to the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference’s all-conference team for the second consecutive year on Tuesday, after leading the Tigers (5-10, 5-7) to a fifth-place finish.

October 29, 2011
TIGERS ALMOST UPSET NO. 9 CAL LU, LOSE IN OT
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — It may have been a handball in the box and it may have been offsides, but the whistle didn’t blow, the flag stayed down and the Occidental College women’s soccer team almost knocked off No. 11 Cal Lutheran University.

October 26, 2011
TIGERS UPSET AT WHITTIER; PLAYOFF HOPES IN DOUBT
WHITTIER, Calif. — After Whitney Roline (Eugene, OR) scored in the seventh minute, the Occidental College women’s soccer team gave up four unanswered goals, losing 4-1 at Whittier College on Wednesday.

October 22, 2011
OXY LOSES IN OT, PLAYOFFS STILL IN REACH
CLAREMONT, Calif.—The Occidental College women’s soccer team put their playoff hopes into the hands of their competitors from this point forward, losing to Pomona-Pitzer 1-0, with 25 seconds left in the first overtime period of their Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference match Saturday.

October 19, 2011
MCHENRY DOES IT AGAIN, TIGERS IN FOURTH
LOS ANGELES, Calif.— In a game that could have major conference playoff implications, Alex McHenry (Denver, CO) scored her second consecutive game-winning goal, this time finishing a keeper bobble that gave the Occidental College women’s soccer team a 1-0 win over the University of Redlands.

October 12, 2011
OXY FALLS BIG TO CMS ON THE ROAD
CLAREMONT, Calif. — Maybe it was because of midterm week, maybe the Occidental College soccer teams just didn’t have it today, or maybe the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps teams were just that good.

October 5, 2011
SCIAC CHAMPIONSHIP REMATCH GOES TO THE REGALS
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Playing a road game, on a rainy day, with kickoff pushed back three hours are tough enough circumstances to overcome. Then add in the best team in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference as the opponent, playing their first game in a new stadium, and you are going up against a stacked deck.

October 1, 2011
MINAMISHIN AND NICHOLSON ELECTRIC OFFENSIVELY, OXY WINS BIG
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Alex Nicholson and Elissa Minamishin were more than a handful offensively for the Occidental College women’s soccer team Saturday, combining four goals on 17 shots in a 5-0 victory over Whittier College.

September 28, 2011
POMONA OUTSCORES OXY IN EAGLE ROCK
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — There were plenty of goals to go around at Lower Field on Wednesday, but the game came down to just one.

September 24, 2011
SIX GOALS IN SIX GAMES FOR MINAMISHIN, TIGERS WIN
REDLANDS, Calif. — Elissa Minamishin scored a pair of goals on Saturday and the Occidental College women’s soccer team picked up their second consecutive road victory, beating the University of Redlands 2-0.

September 21, 2011
Nicholson's golden goal wins it for Tigers
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — The buzzer beater, the walk-off homerun and the golden goal are three plays on the short list of most thrilling ways a sporting event can be won, and three of the most euphoric feelings an athlete or team can experience. The opportunities for them are seldom, but when they are accomplished, it’s about as good as it gets in sports.

September 17, 2011
Early goals hurt Tigers again
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — A pair of early goals burned the Occidental College women's soccer team for the second straight game.

September 14, 2011
Minamishin's second half goals not enough
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Elissa Minamishin scored a pair of goals in the second half for the Occidental College women’s soccer team, but it was too little, too late as the Tigers lost to Chapman University 3-2 at home.

September 11, 2011
Oxy women's soccer makes progress in loss
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — There were plenty of opportunities to go around for the Occidental College women's soccer team on Sunday, just not many that stuck.

September 7, 2011
Women's soccer team overmatched in opener
LOS ANGELES, California — The Occidental College women's soccer team couldn't hold off an offensive surge from The Master's College on Wednesday, dropping their season opener at home 4-1.

August 29, 2011
Season Preview: Oxy women's soccer looking to get over hump
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — They've been good and been close but now it's about capping a three-year run with a conference championship.