Cal Ties No. 19 Pepperdine, 0-0, in Double OT
Sept. 5, 2004
BERKELEY, Calif. - California tied No. 19 Pepperdine 0-0 in double overtime Sunday in the Cal Invitational at Edwards Stadium. With the tie, the Golden Bears and the Waves share the tournament title, as each team posted 1-0 wins Friday on the first day of the tournament.'The team we faced today is essentially the team they had in the playoffs last year,' said Cal head coach Kevin Boyd. 'So, here we are through four games, and we've played the national champs (North Carolina), and we just played a team that was in the playoffs the year before, and we're playing well. There are just little things that we need to do to get a little sharper and get used to playing with one another. 'Cal (2-1-1) outshot Pepperdine, 16-10, and had numerous quality opportunities to post the winning goal. Bears' midfielder Sierra Schlesinger forced Pepperdine goalkeeper Anna Picarelli to make the first of her five saves within the first minute of the game.In the 17th minute, Cal freshman forward Caroline Lea powered a shot just over the cross bar. Many other near misses followed as the game progressed. Nine minutes into the second half, freshman midfielder Chioma Igwe directed a shot just wide of the goal, and in the 78th minute, freshman forward Stephanie Wieger's attempt sailed just over the cross bar.'I've told our forwards that they're all very good, and all five of them could start,' said Boyd. 'Let's not get lost in starting. Let's focus on that you're going to get playing time, do well when you get in and give us your best effort. I feel like we're getting that. They're each getting good chances. We just didn't put away some of our key chances.'The Bears held an 11-2 advantage in corner kicks for the game. Pepperdine (3-0-1) didn't earn a corner kick until the final 10-minute overtime period. The Waves held a 4-2 edge in shots in overtime, with Cal goalkeeper Ashley Sulprizio making two big saves on shots from Ali Pavoni and April Pettigrew to give the Bears their third shutout of 2004.Igwe left the game in the 80th minute after colliding with Picarelli and didn't return to the contest. The Waves were able to gain some control in the midfield without the Bears' U.S. under-19 national team player.'Chioma going out definitely hurt our midfield,' said Boyd. 'Before she got injured, we were peppering them. They had not gotten out of their half in quite some time. She got hurt, and the ball went down to our half, and stayed there for about five minutes.'In the first game today, Saint Mary's edged Columbia, 2-1, in overtime with the Gaels' Genevieve Hollis scoring the games first goal (10:39) and last (96:40). The Gaels improved to 3-1, while the Lions dropped to 0-2.Cal continues tournament play next weekend at the Saint Mary's Invitational in Moraga. The Bears face Colgate on Friday, Sept. 10 at 1 p.m., and San Jose State on Sunday at 2 p.m.
Women's Soccer ResultPepperdine 0 0 0 0 -- 0California 0 0 0 0 -- 0Shots: Cal 16 (Clute 4), Pepperdine 10 (Redlin, Pavoni, Hire 2).Shots on Goal: Cal 5 (Dabello 2), Pepperdine 4 (Pavoni 2).Saves: Cal 4 (Sulprizio 4), Pepperdine 5 (Picarelli 5).CK: Cal 11, Pepperdine 2.Fouls: Cal 12, Pepperdine 16.Offsides: Cal 4, Pepperdine 0.Yellow Cards: Cal None, Pepperdine (Sanguinetti 71:15).Red Cards: None.Records: Cal 2-1-1, Pepperdine 3-0-1.Attendance: 494.