No. 22 Women's Soccer Travels to No. 6 Stanford Sunday
Oct. 23, 2001
CAL TRAVELS TO STANFORD:
After getting swept last weekend at home, California looks to find its early season magic when it travels across the Bay to face No. 3/6 Stanford Sunday. Game time is at noon at Maloney Field.
BEARS LOOKS FOR FOURTH STRAIGHT OVER CARDINAL:
Cal leads the all-time series with Stanford 9-8-2 after winning the last three meetings. Last season, Cal blanked Stanford, 2-0, in Berkeley with All-American Laura Schott and Kyla Sabo scoring for the Bears. In 1999 at Stanford, Regina Holan converted on an overtime free kick to lift Cal to a 2-1 victory. In 1998, Cal squeaked out a 1-0 OT victory at home.
CAL, SCHOTT TAKE BEATING AGAINST UW, WSU:
Cal had a tough weekend getting shut out at home by No. 20/18 Washington (1-0) and Washington State (2-0). This was the first time since 1996 that the Bears were held scoreless in back-to-back games. The Washington schools turned the trick last time, as well. Over the weekend, the Bears did manage to outshoot the Huskies, 13-5, and the Cougars, 9-7. Schott, a Hermann Trophy candidate, sustained a late-game mild concussion when her jaw was struck in a collision with UW keeper Hope Solo. Schott played the first half against WSU but missed the second half with concussion symptoms. Her status is day-to-day.
CAL FIGHTING TO STAY IN POLLS:
Cal dropped from No. 14 to No. 18 in the CollegeSoccer.com poll and from No. 10 to No. 18 in SoccerTimes. The Bears fell from No. 16 to No. 22 in the NSCAA poll and from No. 12 to No. 24 according to Soccer Buzz. Soccer America dropped the Bears out of its top 20 poll.
SIX BEARS WITH 10 OR MORE POINTS:
Cal has shown a balanced scoring attack this year. The Bears finished 2000 with four players with 10 or more points but already have six this year. Schott leads the Pac-10 with 27 points and 12 goals, 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, which ranks 10th in the Pac-10. Yokers led all Cal freshmen with 8 points a year ago and already has 12 this year. She is tied for the team lead with Kirk for assists with 6, which ranks second in the Pac-10.
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.
Freshman Mallory Moser has started all 15 games for the Bears in goal and has a 0.96 GAA...Brittany Kirk added Soccer Buzz Team of the Week honors late last week to her Soccer America Team of the Week selection earlier in the week.
Stanford is 11-1 overall and ranked as high as No. 3 by Soccer America. The coaches' poll has the Cardinal tabbed at No. 6. Stanford leads the Pac-10 with a 4-0 record, and UCLA isn't far behind as the only other undefeated team at 3-0. Before facing Cal, Stanford hosts No. 7/15 Saint Mary's on Friday. The M and M tandom of Marcia Wallis and Marcie Ward lead the team with 24 points each.