Cal Shuts Out San Jose State, 2-0
Sept. 12, 2004
BERKELEY - No. 9 California shutout San Jose State 2-0 to tie for first place in their eighth annual adidas Cal Legacy Classic. Stanford, who also finished the tournament at 2-0, shares first place with the Golden Bears, followed by San Diego in third and San Jose State in fourth.
Junior forward Pieter Berger knocked in the game-winner for Cal, ensuring the tournament title, in the 38th minute. Midfielder Angel Quintero found Berger open in the box, who buried the Bear's first score from 16-yards-out.
Senior forward and preseason second team All American Carl Acosta tallied the Bears' second goal of the match at the 67:30 mark. Junior midfielder Nick Hatzke (2 goals, 3 assists) sent in a cross from the right side which Acosta trapped and slotted home for his second goal of the season.
Cal thoroughly dominated play, creating numerous offensive opportunities en route to out-shooting SJSU 24-3. The Spartan's senior goalkeeper Daniel Benson had 9 saves, which Cal's junior goalie Eric Kronberg recorded two saves for his second shutout of the tournament. The Bears' have outscored their four regular season opponents 9-1.
In earlier tournament action, Stanford knocked off San Diego, 2-0, to earn a share of the tournament title. Stanford received goals from seniors Darren Fernandez and Todd Leber.
Along with sharing the tournament title, the Bears and the Cardinal also had tournament co-MVP's. Cal's senior defender Noah Merl and Stanford's sophomore goalkeeper Andrew Kartunen shared the MVP honor.
The 2004 adidas Cal Legacy Classic All Tournament team is as follows: Noah Merl (Cal), Carl Acosta (Cal), Eric Kronberg (Cal), Troy Roberts (Cal), Andrew Kartunen (Stanford), Darren Fernandez (Stanford), Todd Leber (Stanford), James Twellman (Stanford), Kevin Miesner (USD), Tommy Von Bromsen (USD), Tim McKinney (SJSU) and Chris Mackey (SJSU).
Men's Soccer Result
SJSU 0 0 -- 0California 1 1 -- 2
Scoring SummaryCal Berger (Quintero) 37:07Cal Acosta (Hatzke) 67:30
Shots: Cal 24 (Carr 6), SJSU 3.Shots on Goal: Cal 11 (Carr 2, Hatzke 2), SJSU 2.Saves: Cal 2 (Kronberg 2), SJSU 9 (Benton 9).CK: Cal 7, SJSU 1.Fouls: Cal 15, SJSU 15.Offsides: Cal 2, SJSU 1.Yellow Cards: None.Red Cards: None.Records: Cal 4-0-0, SJSU 1-3-0.Attendance: 400.