The UCLA Bruins and their Asian American head coach Margueritte Aozasa have won the women’s soccer NCAA College Cup.
The Bruins faced the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Cary, North Carolina on Monday night. UNC was leading the game 2-0 with just ten minutes left to play when UCLA got a goal back. As the clock wound down to 30 seconds UCLA got ready to take a corner.
With just 16 seconds left Reilyn Turner put the ball in the back of the net and sent the game into extra time. During extra time, Maricarmen Reyes scored for UCLA to earn the school its second national women’s soccer title.
Aozasa was hired in December 2021 after spending seven years at Stanford University as an assistant coach for their women’s soccer team. This was her first full season with UCLA, and it has ended in a championship. She is one of just five Asian American female head coaches in NCAA women’s soccer.
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