Bardsley Helps England Qualify For 2015 World Cup

Bardsley Helps England Qualify For 2015 World Cup

FULLERTON, Calif. – Former Titan Karen Bardsley (2002-06), minded the net on Thursday night for England as the squad qualified for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup with a 4-0 shutout of Wales.

The 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup will take place in Canada, with the official draw scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014.

The 2015 World Cup begins Saturday, June 6, 2015, and the final is scheduled for Sunday, July 5, 2015.


Bardsley currently plays for Manchester City in the English FA WSL. She previously represented England in the 2011 World Cup and played for Great Britain in the 2012 London Olympic Games.


Bardsley, a four-time Big West Conference honoree, was named the league's Goalkeeper of the Year in 2004, 2005 and 2006.


She holds Titan career records for saves (312), save percentage (.839), goals against average (0.84), goalkeeper victories (47) and shutouts (26).


She helped the Titans to a third round NCAA appearance in 2005 as the most successful team in Fullerton program history ended the year with a 19-4 record in a 2-1 loss at Virginia.


In 2006, the Titans returned to the NCAA Tournament, advancing to the second round.


The Titans won two Big West regular season championships (2004, 2005) during Bardsley's tenure, as well as, two Big West Tournament titles (2005, 2006).


The 2014 Titans host 22nd-ranked BYU in both teams' season opener at 7 p.m., Friday, at Titan Stadium.


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