Women's Basketball 2006-07 Headlines

March 12, 2007
UCSC Women's Basketball 2006-07 Season Wrap-up
The Slugs finished this season with a 10-15 regular season record (10-17 overall), reaching the double digit win mark for the first time in four seasons. The team hit a rough patch in December where they played seven games in row on the road, dropping all seven. But the team rallied together after the New Year, finishing the last half of season 7-4, including a buzzer beater loss to #10 ranked Menlo College on February 10th.

February 14, 2007
It Was A Happy Valentine's Day for the Lady Slugs
The UCSC Women's Basketball team celebrated a great Valentine's Day as they defeated CSU East Bay 64-59. Not only was it Valentine's Day, but it was also the three seniors last home game at the West Field House. The Slugs celebrated and thanked Megan Gaynor, Rachel Ocampo, and Perbey Pandac for all their hard work and dedication to the UCSC Women's Basketball program.

February 10, 2007
Slugs Suffer a Heartbreaking Loss at Menlo
Menlo's Stephanie Kiers last second bucket lifted No. 10 Menlo College to a 48-45 non-conference victory over UC Santa Cruz as the Lady Oaks improve to 21-2 overall. The Slugs fall to 9-15 for the season. Menlo jumped out to an early 7-0 lead, but there were four lead changes in the first half with the Lady Oaks taking a three-point lead into the locker room. The Slugs would not be defeated, as they have won their last five going into half-time down. Both teams came out strong in the second half.

February 7, 2007
Women's Basketball Pulls of 3rd Win in a Row in Dallas
The UC-Santa Cruz Banana Slugs held off a late charge by the University of Dallas Crusaders to prevail 63-57. The victory ups the Banana Slugs record to 7-14.

February 7, 2007
Slug Women's Basketball Continues Rollin'
The UC Santa Cruz Women's Basketball team came away with their fifth victory in a row last night at Dominican University in San Rafael. After finding themselves down 12 at the half and by as many as 15 in the second half, the Slugs rallied back, finishing on top with a 57-53 victory. With this win, the Slugs are now 9-14 overall for the season.

February 3, 2007
UCSC Women's Basketball Mounts Successful Comeback
The UC-Santa Cruz Banana Slugs outscored the Colorado College Tigers by 8 points in the second half to erase a 5-point halftime deficit to pull out the 61-58 victory. The victory comes on the heels of last night's comeback win where the Banana Slugs, in similar fashion, overtook the University of Dallas Crusaders early in the second half for the 4 point victory.

January 27, 2007
Slugs Team Attack Too Much for Warriors
Saturday, January 27, 2007 found the Team in high spirits with a well-deserved victory at home during the week and the hope of making it into a two game win streak. The long trip into the Sacramento Valley played out favorably as the Slugs defeated the William Jessup Warriors, 53- 47. With a disciplined and strong defensive attack, Head Coach Nikki Turner strategy proved to be too strong for the Warriors offense.

January 21, 2007
Slugs Can't Find Their Stride
The middle of January found the Slugs with a break from their hectic winter schedule. The Slugs first game was against the perennial rival in Notre Dame De Namur Argonauts. The game was highly anticipated for the team as NDNU was a previous win and the resounding support of Alumni, in town for their Sunday match up, was a much needed moral booster for the Slugs. The Slugs struggled to find their stride in the game. With too many turnovers and a low free throw percentage the Argonauts pulled out the win.

December 22, 2006
Lumberjacks Chop the Slugs Down to Size
The sixth week of the season finds the Slugs falling to a Division II opponent, the Humboldt State Lumberjacks. The Slugs were limited to 9 players as injuries continue to plaque the team. The Slugs did have some really impressive efforts with three of its players scoring in double digits. Senior Captain Megan Gaynor, 12 points led the team on the offensive and defensive front.

December 18, 2006
Slugs Slowed to a Crawl
The Slugs took to the air to fly into the Eastern outreaches of the LA desert. Hoping to bounce back from the fallout of the week before, the Slugs had three tough days of practice preparing for their In-Region opponents. First up for the Slugs was La Sierra University. The game was well played, but the Slugs could not pull it out with a final score 63-72.

December 2, 2006
Slugs Slim Opponents
This third week of season play shines light back on the hardworking Cruz athletes. Defense has become the mainstay for Slug success. Back in the West Field House for a two game stand, the Slugs find the momentum swinging in their favor. On Wednesday night the NDNU Argonauts could not have expected the great team play produced by the Banana Slugs.

November 28, 2006
Slugs Opening Games Prime for Improvment
The Slugs Tip- Off Tournament found the Slugs struggling to bring all their strengths and talents together. Playing without their Head Coach, the team seemed a bit distant from all their preseason achievements. Plagued with a poor shooting night to open up against Whitworth (L, 43-64), the Slugs came together with a much better performance Saturday night against Cal Baptist (L, 70-84).