Men's Soccer Hosts Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Sept. 18, 2001
WHATS ON TAP: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo visits Berkeley for the first time since 1999. In their last meeting, the Mustangs and the Bears ended the game in a 0-0 stalemate. Cal and CPSLO are tied in this series 3-3-1,which dates back to 1981. The Mustangs hail from the Big West conference with a record of 1-0-1 thus far, beating Illinois-Chicago 4-1 and tying Long Island University, 1-1.
THE WEEK IN REVIEW: Cal probably notched one of the biggest victories in Kevin Grimes' tenure as head coach of the Bears. On Monday, Cal took out 14th-ranked San Jose State, 3-2, to end the Spartans' 25-game regular season winning streak that dates back to Nov. 12, 1999 when they defeated Texas Christian. SJSU's last regular season loss came at the hands of Southern Methodist, who's assistant coach at the time happened to be Grimes.
Forward Austin Ripmaster scored his second and third goals of the season in the second half. The senior's second goal of the game turned out to be the game-winner, the second of his career, and his first multi-goal game at Cal. Defender Troy Roberts also found the net, scoring his first career goal to open the scoring for the Bears. The freshman has played well both ways in his first five games, but coach Grimes is particularly pleased with Roberts' outstanding play on the defensive side of the ball.
BEARS SHOW SIGNS OF PROMISE: Through five games and 469 minutes of play, the Bears have only been down a goal for 27 of those minutes - nine minutes versus Clemson, four minutes versus Loyola Marymount and 13 minutes against SJSU. In every other game, Cal was either winning or tied with the opposition. Also, through five games, the Bears have outscored their opponent 8-6.
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