No. 7 California Defeats UC Irvine, 2-1

Sept. 20, 2004

Fullerton, Calif. - The No. 7 California men's soccer team extended their unbeaten streak to six games after defeating UC Irvine, 2-1, on Sunday night at the CS Fullerton SoccerTown Classic. Senior Carl Acosta and junior Nick Hatzke each tallied a goal.

The game's scoring all occurred during a three minute eruption in the second half. Acosta, a second-team preseason All American was the first to strike, notching his third goal of the season at the 69:22 mark. Junior forward Pieter Berger assisted on the play.

It only took the Anteater's 41 seconds to even the match, when Irvine's Brad Evans slotted a rebound home to tie the game at 1-1.

The stalemate wouldn't last, when at 71:41 Acosta was dragged down in the box by an Irvine defender. Junior midfielder Nick Hatzke converted the penalty kick, his third goal of the year, giving him a team-high 9 points so far this season (3 goals, 3 assists).

Cal finished 2-0 at the SoccerTown Classic, but came in second-place to Stanford, also 2-0, on goal differential. Cal's Troy Roberts, Carl Acosta and Pieter Berger were named to the all-tournament team.

The Bears next appear in the Stanford Tournament, facing Brown on Friday at 5 p.m at Stanford. The Bears close out the tournament on Sunday at 7 p.m. against No. 3 Santa Clara in Santa Clara.

Men's Soccer ResultUC Irvine		0	1	--	1California		0	2	--	2
Scoring SummaryCal Acosta (Berger) 69:22UCI Evans (Tario) 70:03Cal Hatzke (p.k.) 71:41

Shots: Cal 12 (Quintero 2, Acosta 2, Carr 2, Wahl 2), UCI 10 (Evans 3).Shots on Goal: Cal 3 (Acosta 1, Carr 1, Hatzke 1), UCI 4 (Evans 1, Klotz 1, Tario 1, Hamilton 1).Saves: Cal 3 (Kronberg 3), UCI 1 (Rossi 1).CK: Cal 4, UCI 2.Fouls: Cal 5, UCI 14.Offsides: Cal 2, UCI 1.Yellow Cards: UCI (Dunn 71:41), UCI (Team 72:17).Red Cards: None.Records: Cal 6-0-0, UCI 2-4-0.Attendance: 300.

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