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CROWD COUNT: Portland smashes attendance record
November 24th, 2008 8AM

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The sellout of of 4,879 for Saturday night's Portland-James Madison game ensured that Portland will lead women's soccer in both average and overall attendance this year.

UP's total attendance for the season of 47,082 breaks the previous women's soccer record total attendance for one season, which was set by Portland in 2005 (40,841).

Texas A&M became the second team to break the 40,000 mark when it drew 41,284 fans this season.

Portland's average attendance of 3,623 at Merlo Field is slightly below last year's (3,771) average and is the third highest in NCAA women's history.

TOP WOMEN'S CROWDS (2008)
1. USC-UCLA (Oct. 24), 7,804
2. Texas A&M-Rhode Island
(Aug. 22), 6,712
3. Texas A&M-North Carolina
(Aug. 29), 5,642
4. Texas-Texas A&M (Sept. 26), 5,585
5. *North Carolina-Virginia Tech (Nov. 9), 5,116
6. Portland-Oregon (Aug. 23), 5,104
7. Portland-Santa Clara (Nov. 2), 4,892
8. Portland-James Madison (Nov. 22), 4,879
9. Portland-UCLA (Aug. 30), 4,351
10. Texas A&M-Missouri (Oct. 19), 3,815
*In Cary, N.C.



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