Pepperdine women’s soccer opens season on winning note


The Pepperdine University women’s soccer reeled off two wins recently to open their 2011 season.

The Waves started by defeating the University of California, Berkeley Golden Bears 2-1 in Berkeley Aug. 19. That was followed by a shutout of the University of Arizona Wildcats 2-0 Sunday at Pepperdine’s Tari Frahm Rokus Field, when Michelle Manning and Lynn Williams netted their first goals of the season.

The victories put the Waves at 2-0-0 so far this season and 13-5-1 in home openers all-time.

The team travels to Fullerton next to take on the California State University, Fullerton Titans Aug. 26, before hosting the Long Island University Blackbirds at home Aug. 28.