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ISSUE 117 VOL 4 PUBLISHED 10/10/2003

Sports

Soccer shooting for high goals

The St. Olaf women's soccer team emerged unbeaten from last weekend's two-game homestand.

Killing dreams: WUSA needs savior

Look around you: it’s a brisk fall night in early October, and you’re standing in a stadium packed with painted faces, flickering flashbulbs, and fluttering American flags. An ESPN truck stationed near the entrance broadcasts the scene of euphoric fans pouring down praise upon the playing field and lifting up chants of glory as the star player pumps their fist into the air. Can you guess where you are? No, this isn’t Yankee stadium, those aren’t the Bronx Bombers making another postseason run, and that wasn’t shortstop, Derek Jeter, signaling triumph. It’s Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass., and the U.S. women’s national soccer team has just defeated Norway 1-0 on their march into the Women’s World Cup semifinals. And over there, that American soccer idol with her arms raised in the air, that’s Sports Illustrated cover girl Mia Hamm – the face of a sport for a generation and the obsession of every 12-year old girl with a soccer ball and a dream.

Women look forward after unfulfilling finish to year

The women's golf season came to an end on a disappointing note last Sunday.

Men defend home field: Oles win three of four during homestand

The men’s soccer team has started the season by giving the boot to MIAC foes, going 4-0 to this juncture.

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