No. 12 Women's Soccer Hosts No. 16 Washington, WSU

Oct. 15, 2001

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BEARS HOST UW, WSU:
After sweeping Oregon and Oregon State on the road to open Pac-10 play, No. 12 California (10-2-1, 2-0) entertains No. 16 Washington, Friday, Oct. 19, at 3 p.m., in its Pac-10 home opener at Edwards Stadium. The Golden Bears then host Washington State, Sunday, Oct. 21, at noon.

CAL OPENS PAC SLATE WITH TWO SHUTOUTS:
Cal rebounded from a disappointing final nonconference weekend with two shutouts in the Northwest to start Pac-10 play. The Bears defeated Oregon, 3-0, on Friday with a first half goal from Brittany Kirk and second half goals from Laura Schott and Kassie Doubrava. Schott's goal was unassisted, while Doubrava and Kirk assisted on each other's goals. Cal blanked Oregon State, 2-0. Kirk tallied her second game-winning goal of the weekend and Krysti Whalen netted an insurance goal, her first of the season.

BEARS REMAIN CONSTANT IN POLLS:
Cal stayed at No. 14 in the CollegeSoccer.com poll and No. 15 according to Soccer America. The NSCAA, Soccer Buzz and Soccertimes polls were not available at the time of this release. Cal's last rankings in those polls were 17, 15 and 12, respectively.

SIX BEARS WITH 10 OR MORE POINTS:
Cal has demonstrated a balanced scoring attack this season. The Bears finished 2000 with four players with 10 or more points but already have six players this year. Schott leads the way with 27 points, followed by Kassie Doubrava with 14 points (5G, 4A), Kim Yokers with 12 (3G, 6A), Kyla Sabo with 11 (5G, 1A), Kacy Hornor with 11 (4G, 3A) and Brittany Kirk with 10 (2G, 6A).

DOUBRAVA, YOKERS HAVING CAREER YEARS:
Doubrava and Yokers have each improved on their freshman year seasons. After posting only one point last year, Doubrava is second on the team with 14 this year. Yokers led all freshman with eight points a year ago and already has 12 this year. She is tied for the team lead with Kirk for assists with six.

BEARS WIN 10 OR MORE GAMES FOR SIXTH-STRAIGHT YEAR:
Cal has emerged as one of the most consistent teams over the last six years. The Bears have won 10 or more games each year since 1996 -- 77 games for an average of 12.8 per year.

BEAR BITS:
Cal looks to start a new home-winning streak against Washington...the Bears' 16-game regular season home winning streak was snapped with a 1-0 OT loss to Saint Mary's, Oct. 5...Bears freshman goalkeeper Mallory Moser posted her third and fourth shutouts of the season against Oregon and Oregon State...Moser's goals-against-average has fallen to 0.87.

SCOUTING WASHINGTON:
Washington takes a 7-2-1 overall record (1-0 Pac-10) into Berkeley on Friday. The Huskies, which are the defending Pac-10 champions, are ranked No. 16 by CollegeSoccer.com and No. 18 by Soccer America. Jaime Carstensen leads UW with 10 points (3G, 4A). The Huskies evened the series at 5-5 with a 2-1 victory in Seattle last season. Schott scored Cal's lone goal.

SCOUTING WASHINGTON STATE:
WSU is 5-4 and 0-1 in the Pac-10 after a 2-1 loss to Washington. Rachel Rodrick paces her team with 14 points (5G, 4A). Cal leads the series 8-1-2 following a 2-1 victory in Pullman last year. Schott scored both goals for the Bears.

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