No. 6 Cal Blanks Fresno State, 1-0
Nov. 10, 2002
Calen Carr headed in the game-winning goal in the 75th minute for the California men's soccer team Sunday afternoon at Edwards Stadium versus Fresno State for a final score of 1-0. The Golden Bears improve to 13-3-2 (6-1-1 Pac-10) as the Bulldogs fall to 5-10-4 (2-6-1 Pac-10).
At 74:18, Carr connected with a cross brought in by Nick Hatzke off of a corner kick to record his second goal of the year.
'It was a great cross by Nick,' said Cal head coach Kevin Grimes. 'The timing was perfect by Calen. He had a great jump and he finished it well.'
The first half was uneventful, as Cal got off six shots to Fresno's two.
'After a sluggish first half, we played better in the second half,' said Grimes. 'I think both teams spent a lot of energy on its games on Friday.' On Friday, Cal upset No. 5 UCLA in a heated Pac-10 game that went to a double-overtime 1-0 win. Fresno State faced Stanford on Friday, losing 2-0.
'It took us 45 minutes to get going,' noted Grimes. 'We played well in the second half, creating a lot of scoring opportunities.'
The Bears let off seven shots in the second half to the Bulldogs' two.
Senior goalkeeper Josh Saunders, who was recognized before the game along with senior Pat Fisher on Cal's last home game of the year, collected three saves in the victory. Bulldog netminder Jeremy Proud also recorded three saves.
The Bulldogs best scoring opportunity came in the 59th minute when Kupono Low fired a shot right below the crossbar but was intersected by the outstretched Saunders.
The Bears swept the Bulldogs this season, also defeating them 1-0 at Fresno State in October. This is the first time Cal has won back-to-back games versus Fresno State in the all-time series.
Cal, currently in second place in the Pac-10 conference, wraps up the Pac-10 season this upcoming weekend, traveling to Washington Friday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. and then facing Oregon State Sunday, Nov. 17 at 1 p.m.
Men's Soccer Results at Edwards StadiumBerkeley, CA
Fresno State 0 0 - 0California 0 1 - 1
Scoring SummaryCal Carr (Hatzke) 75thmin
Records:Fresno State 5-10-4, 2-6-1 Pac-10Cal 13-3-2, 6-1-1 Pac-10