Men's Soccer Shuts Down Cal Poly, 4-0
Sept. 22, 2001
BERKELEY - California (3-3-0) collected its second shutout win of the season as the Bears took out Cal Poly (1-1-1), 4-0, Saturday afternoon at Edwards Stadium.
It may have been the long layoff or just a superior Cal team, but the Mustangs definitely had no answer for the Bears' attack. Cal freshman Mike Munoz, further established himself as a playmaker after assisting on three goals and netting one of his own.
Pat Fisher scored off a corner kick set up by Munoz in the third minute to open the scoring for the Bears. 16 minutes later, Fisher returned the favor sending a long through-ball that Munoz converted for his first career goal.
In the second stanza, forward Austin Ripmaster put home his fourth goal of the season in the 61st minute chipping a shot over an aggressive Greg Blevin, who came 15 yards out of the goal in an attempt to make the save.
Freshman Alex Martinez wrapped up the scoring in the 76th minute as he dribbled into the box uncontested for his first goal as a collegian.
The Bears out shot Cal Poly 15-11 for the game. Junior keeper Josh Saunders made seven saves to preserve the shutout.
Cal is outscoring its opponents 11-2 through three victories this season while the Bears are outscored 4-1 in three losses.
The Cardinal Invitational is up next for Cal as it takes on Fresno State Friday, Sept. 28 at 5 p.m. and Dartmouth Sunday, Sept. 30 at 11:30 a.m.
Men's Soccer Result at Edwards Stadium
1 2 FCal Poly 0 0 - 0California 2 2 - 4
Shots: California - 15 (4 SOG), Cal Poly - 11 (5 SOG)
Saves: Cal (Josh Saunders) - 7, Cal Poly (Greg Blevins) - 1