Aug 29, 2014
The University of Dubuque women's soccer team opened their 2014 season with success on Friday night with a 2-0 victory. The Spartans picked tied for #3 in the Iowa Conference pre-season poll and return 10 starters and 24 letterwinners from last season's 16-5-0 team. The Spartans once again held their opponent scoreless and were led by senior goalkeeper Tiffany Duncan
Aug 30, 2014
Better late than never for the University of Dubuque women’s soccer team as they utilize a four-goal flurry in the second half to defeat Lawrence University, 4-0.
Sep 3, 2014
The University of Dubuque women's soccer team received their highest ranking ever with a #5 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Continental Tire NCAA Division III Women's North Region Poll. The Iowa Conference has three women's teams ranked in the Top-8 this week. The Spartans improved to 3-0 on the season with a 4-2 victory over North Park University on Wednesday night.
Sep 7, 2014
The score was closer than it seemed after the University of Dubuque women’s soccer team beat Monmouth College, 2-0, despite 14 shots on goal.
Sep 7, 2014
A slow start didn’t derail the game plan of the University of Dubuque women’s soccer team as the offense produced three second-half goals in 3-0 rout of Carroll University.
Sep 9, 2014
Kelsey Graefen and Kyleigh McLaughlin scored less than eight minutes apart in the second half to carry the University of Dubuque women’s soccer team to a 2-0 win over Dominican University.
Sep 11, 2014
The University of Dubuque women’s soccer team achieved a level of success Head Coach Jason Berna has been striving for since he started the varsity program for the Spartans in 2001. Wednesday morning the Spartans earned their first ever, national ranking in Division III when the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) released their Sept. 9 poll with the Spartans ranked #22 nationally. UD also earned their highest regional ranking with a #2 ranking in the North Region.
Sep 13, 2014
A multitude of missed shots and a couple tough breaks for the University of Dubuque women’s soccer team left them with their first loss of the season to UW-Oshkosh, 2-0.
Sep 17, 2014
With seconds to spare, the University of Dubuque women’s soccer team fell in double overtime to Augustana (Ill.), 1-0.
Sep 21, 2014
The University of Dubuque women’s soccer team dropped their second-straight overtime affair, 1-0, after a last-second goal by Carthage.
Sep 24, 2014
Emily Meeker struck gold off of Liz Frazier’s free kick in the 89th minute as the University of Dubuque women’s soccer team tripped up Nebraska Wesleyan by the narrow score of 3-2.
Sep 27, 2014
The University of Dubuque women's soccer team earned their sixth shut-out of the season on Saturday after taking the contest over the Buena Vista University Beavers 3-0. UD led 1-0 after the opening period after a goal by Megan Siepler in 35:28, the Spartans extended their led to 2-0 just three minutes into the second half when Melanie Prudhomme scored at 48:52. Katie Lynn added a third Spartan goal at 60:51.
Oct 1, 2014
The University of Dubuque women's soccer team scored first and held a lead throughout most of the game on Wednesday evening, but needed two overtimes to complete the exciting victory over the Loras College Duhawks at the Rock Bowl by a score of 3-2. The last time the Spartans captured regular season victory over Loras was Oct. 21, 2009 which was also the Duhawks last regular season IIAC loss. The series since 2009 has provided three, double overtimes games. In 2009, the Spartans won the IIAC Tournament and advanced into the NCAA Division III National Championships.
Oct 4, 2014
The University of Dubuque women's soccer team ranked #7 in North Region earned their 10th victory of the season and the 199th win for coach Jason Berna at UD. The Spartans jumped out to an early halftime lead 3-0 off goals by Megan Siepler (16:24), Melissa Sawyer (28:39), and Kyleigh McLaughlin (36:11) off an assist by Melanie Prudhomme. UD stretched it to 5-0 for a final over the Coe College Kohawks after McLaughlin added her second goal of the night at 62:29. Just 10 seconds later the Spartans scored again with Sawyer collecting her second goal of the night off a penalty kick.
Oct 7, 2014
The best defense is a good offense. University of Dubuque defender, Melissa Sawyer, certainly adhered to the age-old adage after a pair of goals and one assist led to an Iowa Conference Women’s Soccer Defensive Performer of the Week award and a pair of wins last week, including the defeat of Loras, 3-2, in double overtime.
Oct 8, 2014
The University of Dubuque women’s soccer coach, Jason Berna, started the UD men’s and women’s program in 2001 and on Tuesday night earned his 200th combined victory after defeating North Central, 1-0.
Oct 11, 2014
The Spartans fell victim to Central goal in the 79th minute and couldn’t rally in the waning minutes as they fell, 1-0, in their first IIAC loss of the season.
Oct 14, 2014
The University of Dubuque women’s soccer team defeated UW-Platteville, 2-1, on the legs of seniors Liz Frazier and Megan Siepler.
Oct 15, 2014
The University of Dubuque women's soccer team remains ranked in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) North Region poll released this week. The Spartans dropped from 7th to 9th this week after losing a 0-1 contest on the road last Saturday. UD is 12-4 overall and tied for first place in the Iowa Conference with a 3-1 record.
Oct 19, 2014
The University of Dubuque women's soccer team needed overtime on Saturday night to capture their 13th win of the season and 4th win in conference play with a 1-0 OT victory over the Wartburg College Knights. UD clinched an IIAC Tournament spot with the win and are tied for first place in the league (4-1) with 12 pts.
Oct 21, 2014
Forward Megan Siepler netted one goal and one assist in a two-win week for the Spartans as she snagged her first career Iowa Conference women’s soccer Offensive Performer of the Week honor.
Oct 25, 2014
Senior Liz Frazier netted two shots from over 20 yards out as the University of Dubuque women’s soccer team cruised past Simpson, 3-1.
Oct 29, 2014
The University of Dubuque women's soccer team has been waiting for this moment for 14 years. Tuesday night, Head Coach Jason Berna earned what he has been wanting since he started the soccer programs at UD, an IIAC Title. In an exciting 2-1 game over the Luther College Norse the Spartans claimed the #1 seed in the IIAC Tournament by claiming the first IIAC title in Spartans history.
Nov 5, 2014
Katie Lynn was the spark off the bench for the No. 1 seed University of Dubuque women’s soccer team as she scored both goals in a 2-1 triumph over Mo. 4 Wartburg in the IIAC semifinals on Wednesday night.
Nov 9, 2014
Two overtimes wasn’t enough as Melanie Prudhomme delivered the No. 1 seeded University of Dubuque women’s soccer team’s second Iowa Conference tournament title with a win over No. 2 seeded Central, 0-0 in 2OT, and won by a penalty kick shootout 6-5 on the 18th combined penalty kick shootout on Saturday afternoon.
Nov 11, 2014
Defender Lauren Waddell and forward Katie Lynn took home the Iowa Conference offensive and defensive performer of the week awards after leading the University of Dubuque women’s soccer team to their second IIAC tournament title with wins over Wartburg and Central.
Nov 11, 2014
The Spartans face their toughest test yet against No. 24 Illinois Wesleyan in their second NCAA tournament appearance. The Titans finished second in the potent College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) and gave up one goal in two games against Regional host, Wheaton (Ill.). The offenses will be key against some stout defense after IWU surrendered four goals in CCIW play and UD gave up five goals in IIAC play.
Nov 13, 2014
The NCAA Division III Women’s Soccer Committee announced Monday the field of 64 teams for the 2014 Division III Women’s Soccer Championship. The University of Dubuque women’s soccer team, under the direction of head coach Jason Berna, learned the Spartans will travel to Wheaton, Ill. to compete in the regional on Nov. 14-15 at Joe Bean Stadium on the campus of Wheaton College. The Spartans will play the Illinois Wesleyan University Titans on Nov. 14 at 1:30 p.m. (CST), the winner will advance to Saturday’s Nov. 15 final at 1:00 p.m. (CST).
Nov 17, 2014
Megan Siepler's quick strike at 6:45 in the opening period mark couldn't hold off a three-goal Illinois Wesleyan surge in the first half as the Iowa Conference Champions Spartans women's soccer season ended early after a 4-2 first round loss of the NCAA Championships.
Nov 18, 2014
The University of Dubuque and the 2014 Iowa Conference Championship women’s soccer team earned seven All-Iowa Conference selections and matched a school record 16 wins from the 2013 team. The seven honors came as no surprise after the Spartans won both the IIAC regular season title and the IIAC tournament for the first time in school history. Five of the seven honorees were repeat winners.
Nov 24, 2014
The University of Dubuque women's soccer team and men's soccer team earned the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Team Academic Award for having above a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. The Spartans women's soccer have a 3.45 team average for head coach Jason Berna and the men's team posted a 3.32 average for head coach Brad Johnson.
Dec 3, 2014
The University of Dubuque Iowa Conference Championship women's soccer team continue to be recognized for their season accolades. The National Soccers Coaches Association of America (NASCAA) released their 2014 NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division III Women's All-North Region as two student-athletes were awarded the post season honors.
Dec 30, 2014
The 2014 IIAC Champion University of Dubuque women's team received the Bronze Award of the 2014 College Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award, which recognizes teams who exhibit fair play, sporting behavior and adherence to the laws of the game, as reflected by the number of yellow caution cards or red ejection cards they are shown by referees throughout the season. The special recognition was awarded to 35 teams, who received no reds and a maximum of 10 yellows cards throughout the season.