No. 6 California Battles Portland to 0-0 Draw
Nov. 5, 2004
BERKELEY - The Portland Pilots escaped Berkeley's Edwards Stadium with a 0-0 tie through double overtime, despite being outshot by the Golden Bears 22-7. The tie moves Cal's record to 11-3-3 (3-3-1 Pac-10) while Portland is now 9-6-2 (4-4-2 WCC).
The first half of action was relatively even, California putting two shots on frame to Portland's one. Cal turned up the offensive intensity in the second-half, producing opportunity after opportunity. Cal's best chance in the second half came at the 75:47 mark when junior midfielder and assists (7) leader Nick Hatzke found junior forward Pieter Berger open in the goal box. Berger's header glanced off the crossbar and out of play.
The Bears had a chance to put the game away in the second overtime period. Junior midfielder Tyson Wahl took a Cal free kick from 25-yards out in the 105th minute. Wahl's shot curved around the wall only to be turned away by the right goal post. The deflection landed in front of senior defender Troy Roberts, whose volley was denied by the left goal post.
Portland's sophomore goalkeeper Luis Robles had seven saves to preserve the draw. Cal keeper Eric Kronberg came away with three.
The Bears close out the regular season on Saturday, November 13 against Stanford at Berkeley's Edwards Stadium.
Men's Soccer ResultCalifornia 0 0 0 0 -- 0Portland 0 0 0 0 -- 0
Shots: Cal 22 (Carr 4, Hatzke 4), Portland 7 (Pearce 3).Shots On Goal: Cal 10 (Berger 2, Fukuda 2, Hatzke 2), Portland 2 (Pearce 2).Saves: Cal 3 (Kronberg 3), Portland 7 (Robles 7).CK: Cal 8, Portland 2.Fouls: Cal 7, Portland 10.Offsides: Cal 1, Portland 2.Yellow Cards: Cal (Merl 19:39).Red Cards: None.Records: Cal 11-3-3, Portland 9-6-2.Attendance: 115.
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