No. 15 Women's Soccer Falls to No. 18 Washington, 1-0
Oct. 19, 2001
BERKELEY - No. 15 California hopes it didn't lose more than a 1-0 game to No. 18 Washington Friday afternoon at Edwards Stadium.
In the 86th minute, defender Kim Stocklmeir played a ball into the box to Bear All-American Laura Schott. Schott's quick shot was saved by Huskies goalkeeper Hope Solo as the two players collided. Schott left the game and the stadium with what appeared to be an injured jaw, but her status was unknown following the game. Schott and Solo are both candidates for the Hermann Trophy, which is given to the nation's top male and female soccer players.
Neither team could dent the scoreboard in the first half, but Cal (10-3-1, 2-1 Pac-10) outshot Washington (8-2-1, 2-0 Pac-10), 7-3, and placed six of its shots on goal.
UW's Erin Otagaki, who entered the game at halftime, tallied the only goal of the contest in the 60th minute. The goal developed when midfielder Caroline Putz sent a cross into the Bears' penalty area towards forward Tina Frimpong. Cal defender Lucy Brining's clearance attempt went to Otagaki, who pounced on the ball from about eight-yards out for a near-post goal.
The goal would end up being Washington's last shot of the game. Whereas, the Bears had several more scoring opportunities in addition to the one that injured Schott.
Midfielder Kim Yokers took the Bears' final shot of the game in the final two minutes, but it was directed right at Solo, as most of Cal's shots were. Cal outshot Washington, 13-5, for the game with Solo coming up with nine saves, several being difficult ones. Schott led Cal with six shots, five of them on goal.
'We had a couple (of dangerous chances), and (Solo) made great saves on them,' said Cal coach Kevin Boyd. 'But we didn't create enough of them. So the next thing you look at, here are two pretty even teams. We're creating 13 chances, and they're creating five, and somehow they come out in a 1-0 win. It reminds me of Saint Mary's, again. There's a piece missing with our team. I don't know what the group is trying to do as a group. I think we play too individually too often. Without the whole group committing to what they want to do, we're going to keep outshooting teams and losing close games.'
Cal looks to get back on track Sunday against Washington State at noon at Edwards Stadium.
Women's Soccer ResultWashington 0 1 -- 1California 0 0 -- 0
Scoring SummaryWASHINGTON Otagaki (unassisted) 59:48
Shots: Cal 13 (Schott 6), UW 5 (Bennett, Frimpong 2).Shots on Goal: Cal 9 (Schott 5), UW 3 (3 players with 1).Saves: Cal (Moser 2), UW (Solo 9).CK: Cal 3, UW 2.Fouls: Cal 13, UW 18.Offsides: Cal 0, UW 0.Yellow Cards: Cal (Schott, 67:53), UW (Solo 63:58).Red Cards: None.Records: Cal 10-3-1 (2-1 Pac-10), UW 8-2-1 (2-0 Pac-10).Attendance: 456.