No. 6 Women's Soccer Downs Oregon, 4-0
Nov. 5, 2000
BERKELEY - The California Golden Bears blanked the Oregon Ducks, 4-0, to improve their record to 17-2-1, 7-2 in the Pac-10. The 17 wins is a new Bears record surpassing their previous best of 16 wins back in 1987, '88 and '89. The Ducks finish the season 4-15-1, 1-7-1 in the conference.
With the shutout, Cal keeper Maite Zabala increased her Cal record to 26.5 career shutouts. The shutout was the Bears 12rh overall this season.
Lucie Brining put the Bears on the board with her first goal of the season. Brining scored just three minutes into the match off a cross from Regina Holan. The assist for Holan was her first of three assists on the day.Midfielder Jennifer Medina also had two assists, her first two points of the year.
Krysti Whalen put another notch on the board for the Bears at the 25:15 mark in the first half. Whalen took a cross from Holan to knock the ball to the back of the net on the near side from close range.
Thirty-one minutes into the second half, Kathleen Cain found the back of the net for the Bears third goal in the match. Cain scored from just two yards out on a through ball from Medina, which found Cain in front of the goal. Freshman midfielder Ashley Valenzuela also earned an assist on the goal.
Lee Ann Morton put the Bears up by four just four minutes later at the 79:01 mark. Medina sent a free kick to Holan, deflected off a couple Oregon players, and Morton took the shot to the near side past a diving Oregon keeper.
'We ended the season on a high note,' said head coach Kevin Boyd. 'Setting the school record for most wins proves that we had a good season, including Zabala setting the Cal shutout record and Laura Schott tiying. We dominated the teams this weekend, which allowed our bench to get playing time, and we didn't miss a beat while they were in.'
Cal outshot Oregon 17-4 as the Bears held the Ducks to just two shots in each half. Eleven Bears recorded shots, just two players recorded shots for the Ducks.
The Bears will find out at 7 p.m. PT tonight their fate in the NCAA College Cup draw.