Cal Blanks St. Mary's 4-0, at Cal Legacy Classic
Sept. 13, 2002
The California men's soccer team recorded their second win of the season Friday afternoon at Edwards Stadium against St. Mary's College in their first game at the adidas Cal Legacy Classic. The victory was a team effort as the Bears improved to 2-2-1 and the Gaels fell to 1-3-1, their third straight loss for the season.
The Golden Bears wasted no time this afternoon, as senior Patrick Fisher put Cal on board less than four minutes into the game, assisted by freshman Garrett Terracciano. The remainder of the first half was scoreless, as Gaels goalkeeper Aaron Valdez collected four saves off of Cal's nine shots.
Sophomore Carl Acosta started it up again for the Bears six minutes into the second half with a 10-yard shot assisted by Fisher and freshman Pieter Berger. Cal continued to press as sophomore Mike Munoz scored his second goal of the season at 59:30 off of a pass from teammate Calen Carr at the 40-yard line. Munoz dribbled the ball until the 10-yard line and went one-on-one with Valdez as he fired the goal in.
Cal added an insurance goal as Berger scored his first goal of the season in the 69th minute, assisted by sophomore Angel Quintero.
The Bears out-shot the Gaels, 17 to 7. Matthew Walker led St. Mary's with three shots and Diego Rovira took his teams' only shot on goal.
In the earlier game, No. 1 Stanford defeated Denver, 4-2. Stanford remains undefeated for the season, 4-0, as Denver drops to 3-2. Stanford jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first half from goals by Johanes Maliza and Mike Wilson, assisted by Roger Levesque.
Levesque led the Cardinals in the victory, recording an unassisted goal and another assist off of Matt Janusz's goal in the 68th minute, also assisted by Todd Dunivant.
Denver fought back late in the game with unassisted goals from Christian Bowers and Liam Girard, who scored with 10 seconds left to play.
Day two of the adidas Cal Legacy Classic continues on Sunday, Sept. 15. Cal takes on Denver at Edwards Stadium at 2 pm. Stanford travels to St. Mary's for their first official road game of the season at 3 pm.
Men's Soccer Results at Edwards Stadiumadidas Cal Legacy Classic
St. Mary's 0 0 - 0California 1 3 - 4
Scoring SummaryC Fisher (Terracciano) 4th minC Acosta (Berger, Fisher) 51st minC Munoz (Carr) 60th minC Berger (Quintero) 69th min
Records:SMC: 1-3-1Cal: 2-2-1
Stanford 2 2 - 4Denver 0 2 - 2
Scoring SummaryS Maliza 24th minS Wilson(Levesque) 29th minS Levesque 48th minS Janusz(Dunivant, Levesque) 68th minD Bowers 70th minD Girard 90th min
Records:Stanford: 4-0Denver: 3-2