No. 8 Women's Soccer Returns Home To Face Fresno State, Hawaii
Sept. 24, 2001
BEARS RETURN HOME, AT LAST:
After finishing a five-game road trip with a 4-1 record, No. 8 California (6-1 overall) returns to Edwards Stadium for a three-game homestand. The Golden Bears host Fresno State, Friday, Sept. 28, at 3:30 p.m., followed by Hawaii, Monday, Oct. 1, at 3 p.m., and Saint Mary's Friday, Oct. 5, at 3 p.m.
SCOUTING FRESNO STATE:
Fresno State is 2-3 and has lost its last three contests, including a 2-1 decision to No. 4 Stanford and a 1-0 OT loss to Pacific over the weekend. The Bulldogs have posted only one goal in their last three matches. Freshman forward Barbara Davis leads the team with four points from two goals. Cal and Fresno State have never met.
After winning its first three games, Hawaii finds itself with a record of 3-2 heading into this week's games. The Rainbow Wahine lost at home to Cal State Northridge last Saturday, 3-2. Sophomore forward Arlene Devitt paces her club with seven points (3G, 1A). Cal and Hawaii have never played each other. Hawaii has a busy week with games at Saint Mary's (9/28) and at Sacramento State (9/30) before travelling to Berkeley.
SOCCER AMERICA RANKS CAL NO. 8:
In the only poll available at the time of this release, Soccer America moved Cal from No. 13 to No. 8 following a sweep of their three games last week. This included a 2-1 win over then-No. 3 Santa Clara last Monday. The Broncos dropped to No. 6 this week.
BEARS EARN 3-1 WINS AT UNLV, SAN DIEGO STATE:
Freshman midfielder/forward Kacy Hornor posted her first two collegiate goals to lead Cal to a 3-1 victory over UNLV. Hornor gave Cal a 1-0 lead in the 39th minute when she took a pass from junior defender Kim Stocklmeir and scored from 20-yards out. After UNLV tied the game at 1-1, Hornor scored the eventual game-winner in the 68th minute. Sophomore MF Kim Yokers gave Cal with an insurance goal in the 88th minute off a feed from junior midfielder Brittany Kirk.All-American junior forward Laura Schott posted two goals and an assist to help Cal rally for a 3-1 victory over San Diego State (4-3) Sunday. After a scoreless first half, SDSU went up 1-0 in the 50th mintue. The Bears needed three goals - two from Schott and the game-winner from Hornor - in the final 10 minutes to pull out the victory.
SCHOTT BACK ON TOP:
After leading Cal in scoring for her first two seasons, Schott reclaimed the team lead for points (14) and goals (6) with two goals and an assist againt San Diego State. The Bears' attack is more balanced than it has been the last two years with senior forward Kyla Sabo second on the team with 11 points (5G, 1A) and Hornor third with nine points (3G, 3A). Sophomore M/F Kassie Doubrava also has three goals (eight points).
CAL'S TWO FROSH MAKE IMPACT:
Both of Cal's two true freshmen are having an immediate impact this season. Mallory Moser has started all seven games for the Bears in goal and has a respectable 1.08 GAA. Hornor leads all Cal freshmen with nine points (3G, 3A), which surpasses the eight points Yokers had as the Bears top scoring freshman in 2000. Hornor made her first collegiate start against San Diego State.
Yokers leads Cal with five assists after tallying only two in 2000...sophomore Doubra is fourth on the team with eight points (3G, 2A) after notching only one point last year...Cal is averaging 2.71 gpg this year after averaging 2.57 last season...the Bears are 4-0 on the road this year...Cal played five of its first seven games away from home, the Bears close out the regular season with 7 of 13 games at home...after posting a 10-1 mark at home last season, Cal is off to a 2-0 start at home this year.