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Women's Soccer

2009 Big West Conference
Women's Soccer Tournament

Watch the championship LIVE on BigWest.TV!


The 2009 Big West Women's Soccer Tournament takes place on Thursday, November 5 and Sunday, November 8, featuring the top four teams in the final regular season standings.  The champion earns the Big West's automatic berth to the NCAA Championship.  In Thursday's semifinal action, No. 3 seed UC Santa Barbara defeated No. 2 seed Cal State Northridge 2-1 while No. 1 seed Cal Poly downed No. 4 seed UC Irvine 2-0.

For the second straight season, UC Santa Barbara captured the Big West Tournament championship on penalty kicks.  The Gauchos won the penalty kick shootout, 5-4, against Cal Poly after the two teams battled to a 1-1 tie through regulation and two overtimes.  UCSB earned the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.  It is the third time in the last four tournament games that UCSB has won in penalty kicks.  UCSB defeated CP in the semifinals and Long Beach State in the championship to win the 2008 event.

The Big West initially held a postseason tournament in 1996 and 1997, but did not conduct one from 1998-2002.  The tournament eventually returned in 2003 and this year's edition will be the ninth overall in the conference's history.
 

2009 Tournament Schedule

Click here for coach and player interviews from this year's tournament on BigWest.TV

Thursday, November 5 - Semifinals

at Northridge, Calif.
Semifinal #1: No. 3 UC Santa Barbara 2, No. 2 Cal State Northridge 1
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at San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Semifinal #2: No. 1 Cal Poly 2, No. 4 UC Irvine 0
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Sunday, November 8 - Championship
at San Luis Obispo, Calif.
No. 3 UC Santa Barbara 1, No. 1 Cal Poly 1
UCSB wins in penalty kicks, 5-4

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Click here for coach and player interviews from the 2008 Big West Tournament on BigWest.TV

 

2008 Tournament Results

Thursday, November 6 - Semifinals
at Long Beach, Calif.
Semifinal #1: (#1) Long Beach State 3, (#4) Pacific 0

at Santa Barbara, Calif.
Semifinal #2: (#2) UC Santa Barbara 1, (#3) Cal Poly 1 (2OT)
UCSB wins on penalty kicks, 5-4 

Sunday, November 9 - Championship
at Long Beach, Calif.
(#2) UC Santa Barbara 1, (#1) Long Beach State 1 (2OT)
UCSB wins on penalty kicks, 6-5
 

Previous Tournament Champions

2008 - UC Santa Barbara
2007 - Cal State Fullerton
2006 - Cal State Fullerton
2005 - Cal State Fullerton
2004 - Cal Poly
2003 - Cal Poly
1997 - UC Irvine
1996 - Cal Poly

 

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