No. 10 Cal Opens 2006 with 1-0 Win over Indiana

Aug. 25, 2006

MADISON, Wis. - The 10th-ranked California women's soccer team began the 2006 season with a 1-0 triumph over Indiana Friday afternoon on the opening day of the Wisconsin Soccer Invitational at the McClimom Soccer Complex.

Cal sophomore forward Valerie Barnes netted the eventual game-winning goal in the 40th minute. The play began with a far-post slotted ball on the ground from freshman midfielder Kelly Menachof. The dangerous cross went off a defender and back to Cal, which delivered two unsuccessful shots, including one from Barnes. Barnes took advantage of her second attempt in the wild series in front of the Hoosiers' goal by putting the ball into the back of the net.

The Bears return to action against host Wisconsin Sunday, Aug. 27, at noon PT.

A more complete story will follow later this evening.