Schott Posts Goal and Assist in No. 7 Cal's 2-0 Shutout of Oregon
Oct. 18, 2002
BERKELEY - Senior All-American forward Laura Schott posted a goal and an assist as No. 7 California blanked Oregon 2-0 Friday afternoon at Edwards Stadium. With Cal's first Pac-10 win of 2002, the Golden Bears improved to 8-4-1 (1-2 Pac-10), while the Ducks fell to 1-9-2 (0-2-1 Pac-10).
'One of the things we talked about at halftime was that we had 10 shots in the first half,' said Cal coach Kevin Boyd. 'We didn't do everything we could to make them as dangerous as they needed to be, but we're getting 10 shots. At a point, the ball is going to go into the net, and it'll break the ice, and we'll start scoring some goals. It took us about 80 minutes to do that.'
Schott's three points today were her first of the season and upped her career marks to 50 goals and 113 points. She is five goals and 20 points shy of equaling Joy (Biefeld) Fawcett's school records of 55 goals and 133 points. Schott has missed five games this season with an MCL injury and is still working her way back to 100 percent. Despite there being only six regular season games plus the postseason left in Schott's collegiate career, she hasn't ruled out catching Fawcett's marks.
'I won't think I don't have a shot until we're done,' said Schott, who has been the Pac-10's leader for points and goals each of the last two seasons.
Oregon gave Cal a gritty effort and kept the game scoreless for almost 80 minutes. At the 79:54 mark, junior Kassie Doubrava gave the Bears a 1-0 lead when she ran on to a long through ball from Schott and scored from 15 yards out. Doubrava and Schott had just re-entered the game about two minutes prior to the goal.
'It wasn't so much when I came back in that I thought that I had to score,' said Schott. 'It was more like we need to get a goal. When Kassie scored, that was good enough for me. But, obviously we kept pressing, and getting one for myself was nice, too.'
'I was so determined to score today,' added Doubrava, whose second goal of the season proved to be the game-winner. 'We knew once we had one goal we would keep scoring. It just took us so long to get a goal.'
In the 88th minute, Schott got her turn. Junior defender Lucy Brining played a ball down the left flank to freshman forward Dania Cabello. After running onto the ball and taking a few dribbles, Cabello slotted the ball across the goal mouth to a wide open Schott, who scored from about six yards.
The Bears had ample opportunities to score more goals, holding a 19-6 edge on shots, including a 12-2 advantage for shots on goal. The Ducks' goalkeeper, Sarah Peters, was a big factor in the games staying scoreless for so long, snaring nine of the Bears' shots, including a Schott breakaway in the 83rd minute.
Junior goalkeeper Sani Post tallied two saves to preserve the Bears' fifth shutout of the season.
Cal shoots for the weekend sweep Sunday at 1 p.m. against Oregon State.
Women's Soccer ResultOregon 0 0 -- 0No. 7 Cal 0 2 -- 2
Scoring SummaryCal Doubrava (Schott) 79:54Cal Schott (Cabello, Brining) 87:37
Shots: Cal 19 (Doubrava 5), Oregon 6 (Denner, Ashcraft 2).Shots on Goal: Cal 12 (Schott, Doubrava 3), Oregon 2 (Denner 1, Orand 1).Saves: Cal 2 (Post 2), Oregon 10 (Peters 9, Team Save 1).CK: Cal 6, Oregon 0.Fouls: Cal 7, Oregon 7.Offisides: Cal 5, Oregon 1.Cards: None.Records: Cal 8-4-1 (1-2-0 Pac-10), Oregon 1-9-2 (0-2-1 Pac-10)Attendance: 257.