No. 15 California Defeats UC Davis, 3-0
Oct. 21, 2004
BERKELEY - No. 15 California convincingly beat non-conference opponent UC Davis, 3-0 at Edwards Stadium. The Golden Bears improve to 9-2-2 with the win, while the Aggies fall to 4-7-2.
In a scoreless first half, both teams saw scoring opportunities turned away by stellar goalkeeping. Cal keeper Mike Oseguera, starting in place of Eric Kronberg, made an acrobatic save, tipping a 10-yard blast over the cross bar in the 41st minute.
Oseguera finished the first half with three saves, while Davis' Charles Warne had two big stops himself to keep the Bears off the board.
Cal quickly turned the momentum of the game in their favor early in the second half. After senior midfielder Yohei Fukuda was dragged down in the penalty box in the 55th minute, junior midfielder and leading goal scorer Nick Hatzke calmly converted the penalty kick. The score proved to be the game winner, and was Hatzke's fifth of the year (5 goals, 4 assists).
Freshman forward Javier Hil tallied his first career goal in the 88th minute of play on an assist from Fukuda.
Oseguera finished with five saves for Cal in his first shutout of the season, while Davis' Warne came up with three.
The Bears out-shot the Aggies 18-9, collecting nine corners to Davis' one along the way.
Cal next travels to Los Angeles to take on the Bruins this Sunday at 2:30 pm.
Men's Soccer ResultUC Davis 0 0 -- 0California 0 3 -- 3
Scoring SummaryCal Hatzke (p.k.) 54:47Cal Acosta (Sassano) 68:52Cal Hil (Fukuda) 87:25
Shots: Cal 18 (Carr 4), UCD 9 (G. Hammond 3, Shaw 3).Shots on Goal: Cal 9 (Acosta 2, Carr 2, Fukuda 2), UCD 5 (Shaw 2, Hammond 2).Saves: Cal 5 (Oseguera 5), UCD 3 (Warne 3).CK: Cal 9, UCD 1.Fouls: Cal 14, UCD 8.Offsides: Cal 6, UCD 1.Yellow Cards: UCD (Anibaba 49:00), Cal (Roberts 72:04), UCD (Hull 85:51).Red Cards: None.Records: Cal 9-2-2, UCI 4-7-2.Attendance: 150.