Soccer Holds No. 11 Cal Scoreless For Nearly 80 Minutes Before Falling, 2-0
Oct. 18, 2002
BERKELEY, Calif. - The University of Oregon women's soccer team faced its eighth top-25 opponent this season and held No. 11-ranked California scoreless for more than 3/4 of the match before falling 2-0.
The two squads were knotted in a scoreless tie until 10 minutes remaining when Cal's Kassie Doubcava scored at 79:54 from 15 yards out, created by a long pass by Laura Schott. The Bears scored again in the final three minutes on a 6-yard score by Schott on assists by Lucy Brining and Dania Cabello.
'We played well in moments,' Oregon head coach Bill Steffen said. 'We played very hard, and our effort was good, but we were unlucky not to convert on the early chances, and we put pressure on ourselves when we don't convert. It's also frustrating for the defense in that we battle hard and put ourselves in position to win, but we don't win. They worked hard and gave a good effort, and it's a shame - unfortunately that's how a lot of our games have been this year.'
At game's end, Cal (8-4-1, 1-2-0) held advantages in shots (19-6) and corner kicks (6-0), and both teams were whistled for seven fouls.
Senior Sarah Peters paced the Oregon defense with nine saves - her second-most this season - and Cal keeper Sani Post collected two saves.
Next up, the Ducks (1-9-2, 0-2-1) face their second top-ranked opponent this season, No. 1 Stanford, Sunday for a 1 p.m. game at Harry Malone Field in Stanford, Calif.
California 2, Oregon 0 at Berkeley, Calif. CAL-Kassie Doubcava at 79:54 (Laura Schott). CAL-Laura Schott at 87:37 (Lucy Brining, Dania Cabello). Shots: CAL-19 (Kassie Doubcava 5), ORE-6 (Sarah Denner, Carlie Ashcraft 2). Saves: CAL-2 (Sani Post 2), ORE-10 (Sarah Peters 9). Corner Kicks: CAL-6, ORE-0. Fouls: CAL-7, ORE-7. A: 257.