UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Va. -- The No. 22-ranked Duke University women's soccer team received a goal at 78:16 from junior forward Sarah Pickens (Greensboro, N.C./Greensboro Day to post a 1-0 win over Richmond in the Spiders' 2000 regular season home opener before 613 fans at UR Soccer Complex September 3. With the victory, the Blue Devils improve to 3-0-0 on the season, while Richmond falls to 1-1-0 overall. On the game-winning strike, Pickens controlled freshman net-minder Thora Helgadottir's (Kopavogur, Iceland) goal kick near midfield, used her quickness to dribble her way through the Spiders tiring defense and ultimately beat onrushing Spider 'keeper Kristen Samuhel (Chapel Hill, N.C./Chapel Hill) to the far post from seven yards out. Pickens led the Blue Devils with seven shots on goal for the day. Samuhel was brilliant in the nets for Richmond, making 10 saves on 25 Duke shots. Senior forward Brooke Sands (Dallas, Texas/Dallas Episcopal) paced the Spiders with four shots.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The No. 22 ranked Duke University women's soccer team defeated No. 23 Maryland 2-1 in the ACC opener for both teams on Friday night at Ludwig Field. Duke (2-0, 1-0 ACC) opened the scoring as junior forward Sarah Pickens headed home a rebound to give the Blue Devils a 1-0 lead just 20:29 into the contest. Maryland (2-1, 0-1 ACC) retaliated as sophomore forward Kim King (Media, Pa.) beat Duke keeper Isis Dallis to tie the game at 1-1 with 6:11 left in the first half. But Duke responded just 2:02 later at the 40:51 mark as freshman forward Ali Kopfman took a pass from Brigid Bowdell and beat Maryland keeper Riki-Ann Serrins (Mission Viejo, Calif.) for the decisive goal. The teams played a scoreless second half as Maryland took six shots, but second-half Duke keeper Thora Helgadottir made three saves. Overall, Duke outshot the Terps, 13-12. The Blue Devils return to action Sept. 3rd at Richmond at 1 p.m. Box Score No. 22 Duke (2-0, 1-0) 2 0 -- 2 No. 23
SALISBURY, NC -- Duke University scored just over one minute into the match and went on to record a 6-0 victory over host Catawba in women's soccer action on Saturday night at Frock Field. Junior Sarah Pickens' (Greensboro, NC) put the match's first shot just inside the left post at the 1:27 mark and the Blue Devils would take a 3-0 lead by the half. It was the opener for both teams. In the 12th minute, Brigid Bowdell (Novi, MI) scored off an assist from Carly Fuller (Tualatin, OR), while Alison Sanders (Summerville, SC) beat the Catawba defense on a solo run from mid-field to make it 3-0 at the break. Catawba held Duke scoreless for nearly 30 minutes of the second half before a pair of goals by Gwendolyn Oxenham (Gulf Breeze, FL), over an eight minute, span upped the lead to 5-0. Duke's Liz Wagner (Lakewood, CO) capped the scoring as she knocked own her own rebound with just over five minutes remaining. Catawba, ranked 20th in NCAA II, had its best scoring chance with just over
SALISBURY, N.C. (August 26) The Duke University women's soccer team opened the 2000 season Saturday night with a 6-0 victory over No. 20 ranked Division II Catawba College. Junior forward Sarah Pickens (Greensboro, N.C) opened the scoring early in the first minute of the game as she gave the Blue Devils a 1-0 lead. In the 12th minute, sophomore forward Brigid Bowdell (Novi, Mich.) scored off an assist from sophomore midfielder Carly Fuller (Tualitin, Ore.). Sophomore midfielder Alison Sanders (Summerville, S.C.) then beat the Catawba defense on a solo run from midfield to give Duke a 3-0 lead at halftime. Catawba held the Blue Devils scoreless for almost 30 minutes in the second half until freshman midfielder Gwendolyn Oxenham (Gulf Breeze, Fla.) added two goals in a span of eight minutes to put the Blue Devils up 5-0. Sophomore forward Liz Wagner (Lakewood, Colo.) capped the scoring, knocking in her own rebound with just over five minutes left. The Blue Devils return to action
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - Duke University swimmer Lauren Cornet (Great Falls, Virginia) competed at the 2000 U.S. Olympic Swimming trials on August 10, 2000 at the Indiana University Natatorium. Cornet, an imcoming freshman at Duke, finished in 36th place in the prelimimaries of the women's 100-meter breastroke with a time of 1:13.04. Cornet's seed time for the trials was 95th in a field of 97 breastrokers, but managed to improve her career-best by over 1.5 seconds. She was captain of the Virginia State Champion team a year ago at Langley High School and earned two first place finishes and set state records in two individual events. Duke will begin its season at UNC-Wilmington on Sat., Nov. 4th at 2 p.m.
(Westport, CT) - - Fifteen male and fifteen female finalists for the 2000 Hermann Trophy were announced today by the National Soccer Hall of Fame, in advance of the upcoming NCAA season. The Hermann, college soccer's equivalent to the Heisman Trophy, honors the outstanding male and outstanding female collegiate soccer player in the United States. A selection board comprised of college coaches from each region of the country participated in picking the finalists, who will now be listed on official ballots that will go out to all coaches and selected media October 15th. A write-in allowance is included on final ballots, which will be due Monday November 27th. The winners of the 2000 Hermann Trophy will be announced Saturday, December 9th at a reception ceremony in Charlotte, NC, in conjunction with the Men's 2000 College Cup. 1999 Hermann winner Ali Curtis from Duke University heads the finalist candidates on the male side. Curtis, now a senior, will have a chance to become the fifth
DURHAM, N.C. - (August 22) The Duke University Women's soccer team jumped out to an early 3-0 first half lead and never looked back as they defeated Elon College 4-0 in a preseason scrimmage. Freshman forward Gwendolyn Oxenham (Gulf Breeze, Fla.) led the Blue Devils with two goals and one assist as Duke wrapped up preseason play. Sophomore forward Alison Sanders (Summerville, S.C.) and sophomore midfielder Carly Fuller (Tualatin, Ore.) also added goals for the Blue Devils. Duke will travel to Catawba College for their season opener on Sat,. August 26th at 7 p.m.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. ---- Duke junior Isis Dallis (Marlboro, Mass.) has been selected to participate in the fourth annual NCAA Foundation Leadership Conference to be held May 28 to June 1, 2000 at Disney's Wide World of Sports and Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Dallis, a member of the Blue Devil women's soccer team, was chosen from a field of 885 student-athlete nominations. A goalkeeper and three-year starter for the Blue Devils, she has helped lead the team to two NCAA appearances during her first three seasons. The 1997 ACC Rookie of the Year, Dallis' 12 career shutouts rank third and her 214 career saves rank second on Duke's all-time lists. She also has a career goals-against-average of 1.94 which ranks sixth all-time at Duke. In addition to her athletic accomplishments, Dallis is involved in several activities on campus and in the Durham community. Double-majoring in Sociology and African-American Studies, she has appeared on the ACC Honor Roll the last two