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The Advance-Titan

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The Advance-Titan

UWO women’s soccer looks to rebound after dissapointing season

Morgan Feltz / The Advance-Titan — Gabby Born sends the ball flying past her opponent in a game last season.

The UW-Oshkosh women’s soccer team will celebrate their 30th season in 2023 as they compete for the third Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) regular season title and fourth WIAC tournament title in program history.

UW-Oshkosh tallied a 5-9-5 (1-3-3 WIAC) record in 2022, scoring six points in the WIAC.

Twenty letterwinners are returning for the Titans this season, including 2021 All-WIAC First Team member and Newcomer of the Year, Molly Jackson and 2021 All-WIAC First selection, Rylie Kaufmann.

Head coach Erin Coppernoll, the winningest coach in UW-Oshkosh women’s soccer history and the third-winningest in the WIAC, returns for her 19th season leading the Titans with a record of 188-133-39.

Coppernoll is the only head coach that has led the team to a conference championship and the NCAA Division III Tournament, with a program-best Second Round finish in 2011.

The Titans were picked to finish fourth in the WIAC in 2023, two places higher than they took in 2022. 

“Coach CJ and myself are looking forward to this season,” Coppernoll said. “We had a great spring season with the returners and the incoming freshman class is very talented. Our schedule will certainly challenge us this season, but it will prepare us well for WIAC play.”

UWO will match up against four teams that competed in the 2022 NCAA Division III postseason. They open their season with games against No. 6 Christopher Newport University (Va.) and No. 4 Virginia Wesleyan University.

The WIAC Tournament (presented by Culver’s) begins with a pair of opening-round games on Oct. 31 and concludes with semifinal round games on Nov. 2 and the final on Nov. 4. The winner of the tournament will receive an automatic NCAA bid.

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