Men's Soccer Defeated by No. 22 Washington, 4-2
Nov. 10, 2000
Berkeley, Calif. - The California men's soccer team was defeated by No. 22 Washington today, 4-2, in the final home game of the season for the Golden Bears. With the loss, the Bears drop to 6-12-1 overall, 2-4-1 in the Pac-10. The win brings Washington to 13-5, 7-1 in the conference. The win also clinches at least a tie for the Pac-10 title for the Huskies.
Washington controlled the ball for most of the first half, denying the Bears a single shot all half. The Huskies jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the 30th minute. Jake Sagare sent a cross to Kia Carroll who sent it to the far post for the first score.
The Huskies came right back just 10 minutes later. Again, Sagare, this time sent a pass to Mark Hogenhort on a breakaway, who sent it past a diving Cal keeper Brian Walker. This gave the Huskies a 2-0 lead.
Washington scored its final goal of the half, just over a minute later. Carroll and Sagare were again in the middle of things. Carroll took a breakaway pass from Sagare to score his second of three goals on the day, and gave Sagare his third assist in the match.
The second half proved to be much different for the Bears. In the 52nd minute, Omar Gusmao took a pass from Austin Ripmaster and blasted a shot from 12-yards out to the top, far post, past a diving Washington netminder Chad Olsen. This cut the Husky lead to 3-1.
Cal put another goal on the board in the 75th minute after Kendall Simmonds was fouled in the box. Ramiro Arredondo took the penalty kick and deposited it to the low, far corner of the goal to bring the Bears within one.
That would be as close as Cal would come, as Carroll took a pass from Bryn Ritchie to score his third and final goal on the day, giving the Huskies a 4-2 lead.
'Our second half effort was outstanding, 'said California head coach Kevin Grimes. 'Unfortunately, we were so flat in the first half that we allowed three goals that proved too big of a mountain to overcome. We need to be able to put together a full 90 minutes like we did in the second half.
Carroll led both teams in shots with six. Eight Cal players recorded a shot, and Walker had a game-high six saves.
Cal wraps-up its 2000 season this Sunday when they head south to Los Angeles to take on the UCLA Bruins at 2 p.m.
Men's Soccer Result at Goldman FieldBerkeley
Washington 3 1 - 4California 0 2 - 2
Goals - UW: Carroll (Sagare, 29:15), Hogenhout (Sagare, 38:16),Carroll (Sagare, 39:25), Carroll (Ritchie, 79:16) Cal: Gusmao (Ripmaster, 52:14), Arredondo (PK, 75:00)Shots: Cal: 8, UW: 15.Saves: Cal: (Walker, 6), UW: (Olsen, 1)..CK: Cal: 3, UW: 4.Fouls: Cal: 13, UW: 12.Offsides: Cal: 1, UW: 3.Yellow Cards: Cal: NONE: UW: Sleeth (69:33)Attendance: 675