The top plays of the 2021 Pac-12 women's soccer season
From bicycle kicks to record-breaking goals to acrobatic saves, the 2021 Pac-12 women's soccer season was chock full of memorable highlights. And with 2021 coming to a close, we're taking a look back at the best moments from each of the conference's 12 programs.
With a clutch penalty kick, Jill Aguilera broke Arizona soccer's all-time scoring record and downed Arizona State in her final game as a Wildcat. Talk about a storybook ending.
JILL WINS IT ALL!!!
— Arizona Soccer (@ArizonaSoccer) November 6, 2021
Nicole Douglas set the Sun Devils' single-season scoring record in a win over Utah.
— Sun Devil Soccer (@SunDevilSoccer) October 31, 2021
With the Golden Bears down a couple goalkeepers, Cal softball—yes, softball—star Makena Smith stepped in and made several saves to preserve a tie against the defending national champs, including this leaping stop in overtime.
She also preserved the tie vs. the defending champs with this UNBELIEVABLE save in the last minute of the game 🤯 pic.twitter.com/81ffvNrPL5
— Cal Women's Soccer (@CalWSoc) August 23, 2021
This jaw-dropping bicycle kick landed Shanade Hopcroft on SportsCenter's Top 10.
— Colorado Buffaloes Soccer (@CUBuffsSoccer) October 18, 2021
A laser from Chardonnay Curran was the game-winner in the Ducks' victory over Portland.
— Oregon Ducks Soccer (@OregonSoccer) September 18, 2021
McKenna Martinez made it look easy with this left-footed banger.
McKenna Martinez is a force that can't be stopped!
Oregon State and Washington are tied, 1-1.
— Oregon State Women's Soccer (@beaverwsoccer) October 28, 2021
Amy Sayer's pinpoint cross and Andrea Kitahata's diving header combined for a gorgeous Cardinal goal.
— Stanford Women's Soccer (@StanfordWSoccer) October 22, 2021
Hannah Mitchell's incredible hustle saved what appeared to be an inevitable goal.
HOW, Hannah Mitchell?!?! 🤯
What. A. Save.
— UCLA Women's Soccer (@UCLAWSoccer) August 20, 2021
This beautiful left-footed goal made Penelope Hocking USC's all-time leading scorer.
21' | GOAL USC!!!
#50 is an absolute BEAUTY!! @hockingpenelope with her second goal of the day!
USC 3-0 COL
— USC Women's Soccer (@USC_WSoccer) October 7, 2021
Moments after stopping a penalty kick, Chelsea Peterson's soaring save helped the Utes earn a draw against then-No. 3 UCLA.
109' | Another beautiful save by Chelsea Peterson!
— Utah Women's Soccer (@UtahWSoccer) October 8, 2021
Helena Reischling's used some crafty footwork to create space, then buried a highly-difficult angled shot to propel Washington past Seattle.
— Washington Women's Soccer (@UW_WSoccer) September 17, 2021
Sydney Studer's long bomb helped the Cougars tie then-No. 8 UCLA.
— Washington State Soccer (@WSUCougarSoccer) October 25, 2021