No. 8 Cal Shuts Out Pacific, 3-0
Sept. 14, 2005
BERKELEY, Calif. - Senior midfielder Lindsay Clute scored two goals as No. 8 California posted a 3-0 victory over Pacific Wednesday afternoon at Edwards Stadium. The Golden Bears, who are off to their best start since opening the 2000 season at 8-0, improved to 6-0-1, while the Tigers dropped to 4-2-1.
'That was a great win,' Cal head coach Kevin Boyd said. 'I liked our whole first half. The game as a whole we played very well. The first half we added what we've been trying to work on. We connected very well. We were dangerous in the attack, again. We got dangerous opportunities out of set pieces - throw-ins - which is something we've been working on. Quite a few players played well.'
Senior forward Dania Cabello scored what later proved to be the game-winning goal in the 15th minute. Junior forward Julia Schnugg passed the ball near the endline to senior forward Liz Eisenberg. Eisenberg then found Cabello open near the far post for a six-yard goal. That was Cabello's third goal of the season.
In the 28th minute, Clute extended the Bears' lead to 2-0 by netting a goal from about eight-yards out after a scramble around the goalmouth following a Cal throw-in. Junior forward Katie Ratican was credited with the assist.
Clute, who is tied for the team lead with five goals, capped Cal's scoring by nailing a 20-yard shot off a pass from sophomore forward Bri Wiles. Clute now has 10 points after entering the season with seven career points (two goals and three assists).
'Lindsay is a little more confident and a little more aggressive,' Boyd said. 'I like how much responsibility she's taking for the ball and the way that we're trying to play. When you do that, you get your own chances. She has a terrific shot.'
Cal held a 12-7 shot advantage. The Tigers averaged approximately 17 shots per contest through their first six games. Twenty-two players saw action for the Bears. Senior Ashley Sulprizio and junior Anna Key combined in goal to secure Cal's fifth shutout of the year and fourth in a row.
'This is a very good team,' Boyd said. 'To only give them seven shots is a pretty big statement. That's a credit to our defense.'
The Bears will spend the rest of the week preparing to face No. 4 Santa Clara Sunday, Sept. 18, at 1 p.m. at Edwards Stadium. The Broncos (4-0-1) host UCLA Friday before traveling to Berkeley for a national Fox Sports Net game.
Women's Soccer ResultPacific 0 0 -- 0California 3 0 -- 3
Shots: Cal 12 (Dania Cabello 2, Lindsay Clute, Caroline Lea 2) , UOP 7 (7 different players 1)Shots on Goal: Cal 7 (Dania Cabello, Lindsay Clute 2), UOP 3 (Mandi Van Dorn, Suzy Peterson, Felicia Weiss)Saves: Cal 3 (Ashley Sulprizio 2, Anna Key 1), UOP 5 (Jaime Souza 5).CK: Cal 3, UOP 2Fouls: Cal 5, UOP 6Offsides: Cal 2, UOP 0Yellow Cards: NoneRed Cards: None.Records: Cal 6-0-1, UOP 4-2-1.Attendance: 218.
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