No. 12 Women's Soccer Opens Pac-10 Play At Oregon, Oregon State

Oct. 8, 2001

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CAL OPENS PAC-10 PLAY IN NORTHWEST:
After seeing its 16-game regular season home winning streak snapped, Cal opens Pac-10 play on the road at Oregon Friday at 3 p.m., and Oregon State Sunday at 11:30 a.m. The game with the Beavers, which was originally scheduled for 2 p.m., can be seen on a tape delayed basis on some Fox Sports Net affiliates. In the Bay Area, the game will be shown, Thurs., Oct. 18, at noon.

SCHOTT LOOKS FOR STRONG HOMECOMING:
Cal's All-American Laura Schott hails from Wilsonville, Ore., and will be looking for a strong performance in her home state. She sat out last year's game against Oregon in Berkeley to rest a sore knee. The only other Pac-10 game she didn't score in last year was against Arizona. Through 11 games this year, Schott has 25 points (11G, 3A). She had 29 points in 2000 through 11 contests (14G, 1A). Schott has 11 of Cal's 28 goals (39.3%) this year.

CAL HAS TOUGH WEEKEND AGAINST WCC FOES:
After Cal upset then-No. 3 Santa Clara, 2-1, on Sept. 17, the Bears thought this would be their year against the West Coast Conference. The Bears are coming off a 1-0 overtime home loss to No. 21 Saint Mary's last Friday and a 3-3 double overtime tie to San Francisco. The Bears led 3-1 in the second half but let the Dons back in the game with two soft goals. Schott posted Cal's first two goals and MF Kim Yokers tallied the third.

BEARS DROP IN RANKINGS:
Only three of the five national polls were available at the time of this release. Soccer America dropped the Bears from No. 8 to No. 15, CollegeSoccer.com moved Cal from No. 8 to No. 14, and the Bears fell from No. 8 to No. 12 in Soccer Times.

FIVE BEARS WITH 10 OR MORE POINTS:
Despite Schott's torrid scoring pace, Cal's attack is more balanced than it was last season. The Bears finished 2000 with four players with 10 or more points but already have five players in double figures. Schott leads the way with 25 points, followed by Kyla Sabo (5G, 1A), Kacy Hornor (4G, 3A) and Yokers (3G, 5A) with 11 points and Kassie Doubrava with 10 (4G, 2A).

KIRK, SCHOTT MOVE UP ON CAL CAREER CHARTS:
Brittany Kirk and Schott each moved up on Cal's career charts over the weekend. Kirk's fifth assist this season in Cal's tie with USF moved her from fifth to fourth all-time at Cal in assists with 15, surpassing Brandi Chastain (1986). Schott now has 11 goals this year and 45 for her career, tying her with Tucka Healy (1982-85) for second in school history.

SCOUTING OREGON:
Oregon is 6-2-1 after posting a 4-15-1 record last season. The Ducks have won five of their last six games. Nicole Carbin leads them in scoring with 13 points (5G, 3A). Cal leads the series, 4-0. Last year in Berkeley, Cal beat Oregon, 4-0, with goals from Lucy Brining, Krysti Whalen, Kathleen Cain and Lee Ann Morton.

SCOUTING OREGON STATE:
OSU is 7-2-1 following a 2-0 loss to No. 4 Portland over the weekend. The Beavers are also ahead of last year's 6-13-2 final record. Katie Henderson leads the club with 15 points (6G, 3A). Cal leads the series, 9-2. Last year in Berkeley, the Bears shut out Oregon State, 2-0, on goals from Schott and Natalie Stuhlmueller.

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