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Fans turn out to welcome Portland's champs back home

Updated: December 9, 2002, 10:27 PM ET
Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. -- More than 100 people crowded into the lobby of the University of Portland's student union Monday to welcome home the champions of the NCAA Women's College Cup.

A brass band played and the crowd cheered as the Portland players filed onto a small stage set up in the lobby for the occasion.

''It's great to be home!'' one of the girls told the boisterous crowd.

Portland beat Santa Clara 2-1 in sudden-death overtime Sunday in Austin, Texas, when sophomore ...

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