No. 6 Women's Soccer Ties USF, 3-3
Oct. 7, 2001
SAN FRANCISCO -
Sixth-ranked California surrendered a 3-1 second half lead in a 3-3 double overtime tie against unranked San Francisco Sunday afternoon at Negoesco Stadium.
'We're not getting a sustained effort for the entire time,' said Cal coach Kevin Boyd. 'We gave up sloppy, ugly goals. That's effort. It's not our backline only. It's our backs and mids and forwards. We're just not getting continuous efforts from all of the players out there. It was a poor overall game for us.'
It was a difficult weekend for the Bears (8-2-1) against two WCC teams. Friday, Cal lost to No. 21 Saint Mary's in overtime, 1-0.
'It was a bad weekend, ' Boyd added. 'Friday was a little bit unlucky because we played well enough to win, but we didn't. There's something to be said for that. We're not finishing. We're letting teams in. Today's the same thing. We played well enough to win without a doubt. But why don't we?'
Cal looked as if it would take control of the game early against USF, which lost its last two games by a combined 13-2 score. The Dons (3-4-1) did make a defensive adjustment from a flat back four defense in the previous two games to straight man marking today.
All-American forward Laura Schott gave the Bears a 1-0 lead with a goal in the fifth minute. Midfielder Brittany Kirk directed a free kick to the far post, which Schott headed in for her 10th goal of the season.
USF forward Meghan Daly evened the score at 1-1 in the 30th minute when she knocked in a ball that squirted free on a long free kick by the Dons.
Schott sent the Bears into the locker room with a 2-1 advantage by converting on a penalty kick in the 33rd minute. The penalty kick was awarded when Cal midfielder Kim Yokers was fouled near the right baseline of the penalty area.
The second half began similar to the first half with an early Cal goal. Yokers received a long pass from forward Krysti Whalen and proceeded to notch her third goal and 10th and 11th points of the year.
Dons midfielder Stacey Caro then scored two unanswered goals in the 56th and 72nd minutes against a tentative Cal defense to send the game to overtime.
Each team had one great chance to win the game in the first 15 minute overtime period. Cal goalkeeper Mallory Moser's clearance went off Bear defender Lucy Brining's head towards the Cal net. But, defender Kim Stocklmeir was there to make a game-saving clearance.
Later in the first overtime, Yokers had a one-v-one opportunity with USF goalkeeper Jennifer Orantes. Instead of taking the shot herself, Yokers slotted the ball to forward Kyla Sabo on the far post, but Sabo's shot went off the post.
Cal looks to put this weekend behind it as it opens Pac-10 play next weekend on the road. Friday the Bears play Oregon and Sunday they face Oregon State. The game with the Beavers can be seen on a taped delayed basis on FOX Sports Net.
Women's Soccer Results
California 2 1 0 0 -- 3USF 1 2 0 0 -- 3
Scoring SummaryCal Schott (Kirk) 4:27USF Daly (unassisted) 29:24Cal Schott (unassisted) 32:17Cal Yokers (Whalen) 46:27USF Caro (unassisted) 55:32USF Caro (Daly) 71:32
Shots: Cal 15 (Kirk, Schott 3), USF 10 (Caro, Daly 4).SOG: Cal 10 (4 players with 2), USF 7 (Caro, Daly 3).Saves: Cal 4 (Moser 4), USF 7 (Orantes 7).CK: Cal 9, USF 1.Fouls: Cal 19, USF 14.Offsides: Cal 6, USF 0.Red Cards: None.Yellow Cards: Cal (Yokers 30:13, Schott 84:07), USF (Healy 30:13, Orantes 84:07).Records: Cal 8-2-1, USF 3-4-1.Attendance: 585.