No. 6 Women's Soccer Blanks Hawaii, 4-0
Oct. 1, 2001
BERKELEY - Four different Cal players scored as the No. 6 Golden Bears cruised to a 4-0 victory over Hawaii Monday afternoon at Edwards Stadium. Cal improves to 8-1 with its third shutout of the season, while the Rainbow Wahine drop to 3-5.
Cal dominated the game but got off to a sluggish start. The Bears outshot the Wahine, 33-2, with 21 of their shots coming in the second half. Hawaii's goalkeeper Jennifer Churchill made a career high 11 saves, while Cal keeper Mallory Moser was forced into making only one save before being relieved for the final 21 minutes by Katie Pittman.
'I wasn't real happy at halftime because I didn't feel our team came out with the proper amount of focus to put away a team early,' said Cal coach Kevin Boyd. 'If we're that much better, we should have three goals in the first 15 minutes. I didn't feel like we came out with that focus. You can tell that by so many little technical errors.'
Sophomore midfielder/forward Kassie Doubrava scored her fourth goal of the season in the 40th minute to give the Bears a 1-0 lead at the half. Junior defender Ashley Mueller sent a long free kick into the penalty box, and junior forward Laura Schott flicked the ball onto Doubrava who tallied what held up as the game-winner.
After the break, Schott continued her torrid scoring pace. She received a pass from junior midfielder Brittany Kirk and the ensuing shot went off the cross bar and landed over the line for Schott's ninth goal of the season. The All-American has five goals and two assists in her last three games.
Hawaii forward Arlene Devitt was assessed a red card in the 59th minute for an altercation with Schott. The Bears capitalized on having a player advantage with goals from sophomore midfielder Kim Yokers (60:07) and freshman midfielder/forward Kacy Hornor (74:20).
Yokers dribbled through traffic and scored an unassisted goal with two defenders on her. Junior defender Kim Stocklmeier sent a long service to Hornor, who headed the ball into the back of the net.
'I think they knew they needed to come out and score some goals and put the team away early in the second half,' said Boyd, who utilized 20 players in the game. 'Obviously, their team going down a player helped us a bit. But I thought it was inevitable we were going to score some. The first half we clearly had some sitters we should have made.'
The Bears wrap up a three-game homestand Friday, Oct. 5, against No. 24 Saint Mary's.
Women's Soccer ResultHawaii 0 0 -- 0California 1 3 -- 4
Scoring SummaryCALIFORNIA Kassie Doubrava (Ashley Mueller, Laura Schott) 39:50CALIFORNIA Laura Schott (Brittany Kirk) 56:27CALIFORNIA Kim Yokers (unassisted) 60:07CALIFORNIA Kacy Hornor (Kim Stocklmeier) 74:20
Shots: Cal 33 (Doubrava 6), Hawaii 2 (Makue, Groenewoud).Shots on Goal: Cal 15 (Schott 4), Hawaii 1 (Groenewoud).Saves: Cal 1 (Moser 1), Hawaii 11 (Churchill 11).CK: Cal 8, Hawaii 0.Fouls: Cal 10, Hawaii 13.Offsides: Cal 6, Hawaii 0.Yellow Cards: None.Red Cards: Cal none, Hawaii (Devitt, 58:30).Records: Cal 8-1, Hawaii 3-5.Attendance: 140.