Men's Soccer Tops Dartmouth, 3-0, for Fourth Win of Season
Sept. 30, 2001
STANFORD, Calif. - California (4-3-1) blanked Dartmouth (2-3-0), 3-0, Sunday in the Cardinal Invitational at Maloney Field on the Stanford campus to extend the Bears' unbeaten streak to four games.
Although a young team boasting 12 freshmen that contribute extensively to the squad, Cal's handful of veterans on the team were the ones that lifted the Bears to victory today as all three goals were scored by the senior class composed of Leo Krupnik, Chris Roner and Austin Ripmaster.
Krupnik opened the scoring on a penalty kick that was drawn when sophomore Patrick Fisher was pushed from the back by a Dartmouth defender while in the box.
Seven minutes after Krupnik converted on the kick, midfielder Roner put home a header from a corner kick in the 19th minute with the helper being credited to standout freshman Mike Munoz who collected his fifth assist of the season.
In the 58th minute, the Bears' leading scorer and reigning Pac-10 Player of the Week, Austin Ripmaster,netted his fifth goal of the season and the third in four games to bring the score to its final margin. Chris Roner took the primary assist while Cal keeper Josh Saunders was credited with the second assist.
'Chris Roner had a very good weekend as well as Leo Krupnik, Josh Saunders and Austin Ripmaster,' said coach Kevin Grimes. 'All four of those guys are showing their true leadership as we enter the second half of the season.'
This is the first game of the season in which upperclassmen took sole credit for every score. Munoz was the only underclassman to collect a point in the game.
Cal outshot the Big Green 8-4 for the contest.
The Bears visit San Francisco, Friday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m.
Men's Soccer Result at Maloney Field
1 2 TDartmouth 0 0 0California 2 1 3
Shots: Cal 8,Dartmouth 4
Corners: Cal 4, Dartmouth 6
Saves: Cal 2 (Saunders), Cartmouth 1 (Zarzyck)
Fouls: Cal 16, Dartmouth 8
78 degrees, Sunny, 155 attendance