Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Women's Soccer Edged by USC, 2-1, in Overtime
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: June 22, 2004
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TUCSON, Ariz. (November 8, 1998) - The University of Arizona women's soccer team nearly played the role of "spoiler" in its final contest of the 1998 season. With its first Pac-10 title and NCAA berth on the line, USC was forced to take the Cats into overtime and win the contest on a penalty kick, 2-1, at Murphey Stadium.

Arizona jumped out to the early lead when sophomore BROOKE McMANUS took a shot which bounced off the right post, then junior JILL MICONE collected the rebound and notched her second goal of the year at the 8:09 mark.

USC notched the equalizer at 70:25 after Christina Kushnir sent one in from seven yards off a double assist by Isabelle Harvey and Susie Mora. Neither team was able to score in the remaining regulation time.

Harvey was responsible for the gamewinner, converting a penalty kick at 97:25 to help USC to its first-ever NCAA tournament appearance in the program's six-year history.

Arizona wraps up the year with a 3-12-2 overall record and an 0-8-1 mark in Pac-10 play. USC ends regular season at 13-6-1 overall and 7-2-0 in the Pac-10.


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