No. 13 Cal Sets School Record With 1-0 Win Past Fresno State
Oct. 18, 2002
The 13th-ranked California men's soccer team (Soccer America) broke the school record for most consecutive wins Friday evening with a 1-0 shutout past Fresno State at Bulldog Stadium. The victory was the ninth straight win for the Golden Bears, breaking the eight-game record set in 1986. With the win, Cal improves to 10-2-1 overall and 3-0 in the Pac-10 as the Bulldogs fall to 3-6-5 (0-2 Pac-10).
In the first half both teams were denied scoring opportunities time and again, combining for only four shots. Cal had its best chance early in the match when sophomore Angel Quintero fired a shot right at Fresno goalkeeper Jeremy Proud. It was the only shot on goal Cal took in the first half.
In the second half, however, the Golden Bears took advantage of some Bulldogs' miscues to score the only goal of the match. Freshman Pieter Berger kicked the game-winner at the 58:32 mark off a pass from freshman Nick Hatzke that ricocheted off midfielder Calen Carr.
The goal was one of three shots on goal attempted by Cal the whole night. Fresno State could never get its offense going. Makoto Anderson also had the best chance to tie the match late in the game for the Bulldogs, but the shot was saved by Cal goalie Josh Saunders.
The win marked the first one for Cal against Fresno State since 1983. It snapped a 13-match unbeaten streak the Bulldogs had in the all-time series.
The Bears continue Pac-10 play Sunday, Oct. 20 at UCLA with a 1 p.m. game time.
Men's Soccer at Bulldog StadiumFresno, CA
California 0 1 - 1Fresno 0 0 - 0
Scoring SummaryCal Berger (Hatzke, Carr) 59th minute
RecordsCal 10-2-1 (3-0 Pac-10)FSU 3-6-5 (0-2 Pac-10)