Cal Women's Soccer Selects Spring Slate
Feb. 23, 2010
BERKELEY - The California women's soccer team recently finalized its 2010 spring schedule, Golden Bears head coach Neil McGuire announced Tuesday. The Bears will play three games against Division I opponents and in two tournaments as well.
'Our hope for this spring is to continue to see individual and team development,' McGuire said. 'We're also hoping to get all the long-term injuries fully healed and back on the field.'
The Bears begin the spring slate on March 7 against Colorado in nearby Danville, Calif.
Next, Cal makes another short road trip, this time to San Francisco, to face off against San Francisco on March 11. Former Golden Bear Maite Zabala is an assistant coach for the Dons.
On April 10, the Bears will face a multitude of teams at a tournament held at Stanford.
During last season's spring schedule, the Bears faired quite well in tournament play, taking first place in the annual 7 v. 7 event at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley.
Cal will have a rematch of the 2-1 overtime loss to Santa Clara with an April 15 match against the Broncos.
The Bears close out their spring slate at the San Francisco 11 v. 11 tournament on April 24. The event will feature USF, San Francisco State as well as the San Francisco Nighthawks.
Cal finished the 2009 season at an 11-9-1 clip for the program's sixth-consecutive winning record and the 23nd in school history. Cal went 4-5-0 in the Pac-10 to finish tied for sixth in the competitive conference. With an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament, this year's selection marked Cal's 17th playoff bid in program history, the 11th in the last 12 years and the sixth straight. Thanks to a 2-1 overtime win over Auburn in the opening round, the Bears advanced to the second round, in which they lost, 3-0, to host and No. 1-seeded Florida State.
To see the full schedule, and to check for results after the games occur, please consult the spring schedule page here.