No. 10 Cal to Host No. 16 San Diego State and No. 11 UCLA
Nov. 1, 2005
BERKELEY - CAL TO HOST SAN DIEGO STATE AND UCLA: After having a week off, Cal gears up to host San Diego State Friday, Nov. 4 at 2 p.m. and UCLA on Sunday, Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. at Edwards Stadium. With just two weeks remaining in Pac-10 play, Cal remains at home to finish the regular season.
BEARS SWEEP ROADTRIP TO NORTHWEST: Two weeks ago, Cal swept its roadtrip to the Northwest, defeating Washington, 2-0, and Oregon State, 4-0. Against Washington, senior defender Angel Quintero put the Bears on the board when he scored his first goal of the season in the 17th minute. Quintero was assisted on the play by senior forward Pieter Berger. With the clock winding down, senior forward Calen Carr ensured the win for the Bears when he scored on a one-on-one break away with three minutes remaining.
CAL SHUTS OUT OREGON STATE: To wrap-up its roadtrip, Cal shut out the Oregon State Beavers, 4-0. Sophomore midfielder Andrew Jacobson gave the Bears a quick 1-0 lead when he scored the eventual game-winning goal in the 10th minute. Seniors Tyson Wahl and Calen Carr gave the Bears a comfortable 3-0 margin heading into halftime. With six minutes remaining in the game, Wahl sealed the win for Cal when he recorded his second goal of the afternoon. The Bears are now 11-3-1 overall and 4-3-0 in Pac-10 play.
LOOKING AT THE POLLS: Cal is ranked as high as No. 10 in the Soccer Times poll and in the NSCAA poll, while Soccer America has the Bears tabbed at and No. 15.
WAHL NAMED PAC-10 PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Tyson Wahl was named the Pac-10 Player of the Week for Oct. 18-24, which marked his second Pac-10 Player of the Week honor this season. Wahl was also named to Soccer America's Men's Team of the Week.
KRONBERG SOLID FOR BEARS: Senior goalkeeper Eric Kronberg has recorded six shutouts this season and is currently fourth in the Pac-10 in that category. Kronberg is also fourth in the conference with 53 saves. Todd Harmon holds the record for the most shutouts in one season at Cal, when he recorded 11 during the 1986 season.
LEADER OF THE PAC: Calen Carr is currently leading the Pac-10 in seven categories. The Berkeley native is first in shots (59), shots per game (3.93), points (20), points per game (1.33), goals (9), goals per game (0.60) and game-winning goals (5).
BEARS STINGY ON DEFENSE: Cal has allowed its opponents only seven goals this season, while the Bears have recorded 28.
SCOUTING THE OPPONENTS:
SAN DIEGO STATE: The No. 16 (according to Soccer America) San Diego State Aztecs, who are 9-1-5 and 2-1-4 in the Pac-10, recorded a draw with Washington and defeated Oregon State, 2-1, last weekend at home. Kraig Chiles is currently second in the conference with seven goals for the season. The Aztecs Tally Hall is currently leading the Pac-10 in shutouts with 11. The Bears lead the all-time series against San Diego State, 10-9-1. In their last meeting on Sept. 4, 2004, Cal defeated the Aztecs, 4-0.
UCLA: The No.11 (according to Soccer Times) Bruins, who are currently 10-3-2 overall and 5-1-1 in the Pac-10, defeated both of their opponents at home last weekend. UCLA defeated Oregon State, 1-0, and then went on to outlast Washington, 1-0, with both goals coming in the second half. Kamani Hill is currently second in the conference with seven assists for the season, while UCLA's keeper, Eric Reed, leads the Pac-10 with a goals-against average of 0.23. As a team UCLA is currently first in the conference, while Cal is second. The Bruins lead the all-time series against Cal, 27-7-2. The last time these two teams met (10/24/04) UCLA defeated Cal, 4-3, in double overtime.