No. 12 Women's Soccer Edges No. 3 Santa Clara, 2-1
Sept. 17, 2001
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Revenge has never tasted so sweet for the California women's soccer team.
After an emotional week without any soccer games, All-American forward Laura Schott lifted No. 12 Cal (4-1) to a 2-1 victory over No. 3 Santa Clara Monday night at Buck Shaw Stadium. The win avenged last year's 2-0 loss to the Broncos (4-1) in the second round of the NCAA Tournament in Berkeley.
'We've been playing this team tight since I've been here,' said Cal head coach Kevin Boyd. 'We were due. It was a matter of time before we edged them out. The good thing is that they're a very good team. We feel we're a very good team, and if anyone wanted to watch a great soccer game, tonight, it was on.
'We've got a great rivalry going, and it brings a lot of fans for both teams. Both of us want to keep that going.'
Schott tallied what held up as the game-winner in the 83rd minute when she scored inside the box her fourth goal of the season. Sophomore forward/midfielder Kassie Doubrava and sophomore midfielder Kim Yokers were credited with assists. It was Yokers' second assist of the game.
'I think [Laura] had something to prove tonight,' said Boyd. 'She got taken out early last year [in the playoff game], like probably 10 minutes into the game. She had her ankle done and tried to play through it the whole game, but it slowed her down. This year, I think she wanted to show what she had.'
Senior forward Kyla Sabo scored on a corner kick from Yokers in the 19th minute of the game to give the Bears a 1-0 lead. Sabo, who leads Cal with five goals and 11 points, left the game late in the second half with a leg injury and didn't return.
In the 38th minute, Santa Clara tied the game at 1-1 when Leslie Osborne deposited Aly Wagner's corner kick into the back of the net.
Cal's freshman goalkeeper Mallory Moser played a strong game, allowing one goal and making six saves.
The Bears conclude a five-game road stand this weekend at UNLV Friday and San Diego State Sunday.
Women's Soccer ResultCalifornia 1 1 -- 2Santa Clara 1 0 -- 1
Scoring SummaryCalifornia Sabo (Yokers) 18:46Santa Clara Osborne (Wagner) 37:47California Schott (Doubrava, Yokers) 82:22
Shots: Cal 9, SCU 13.Shots On Goal: Cal 5, SCU 7.Saves: Cal 6 (Moser 6), SCU 3 (Sobolik 3).CK: Cal 4, SCU 5.Fouls: Cal 15, SCU 19.Offsides: Cal 3, SCU 0.Records: Cal 4-1, SCU 4-1.Attendance: 1298.