No. 6 Women's Soccer Hosts No. 21 Saint Mary's, Visits USF
Oct. 2, 2001
BEARS FACE BAY AREA RIVALS:
Riding a five-game winning streak, including two-straight shutouts, No. 6 California wraps up a three-game homestand Friday, Oct. 5, against No. 21 Saint Mary's at 3 p.m. Sunday, the Bears travel to San Francisco for a 1 p.m. kickoff.
SCOUTING SAINT MARY'S:
Saint Mary's boasts a 7-0-1 record and have five shutouts to its credit. The Gaels, ranked No. 21, are one of four Bay Area teams in the coaches top 25 poll. Freshman forward Katie Frattone leads the club with 15 points (5G, 5A). Junior goalkeeper Ruth Montgomery is second in school history with 23.5 shutouts. Cal leads the series, 10-6-2.
CAL SMC CONNECTION:
Former Cal goalkeeper Maite Zabala's sister, Miren Amaya, is a freshman goalkeeper for Saint Mary's. Zabala, Cal's volunteer assistant and a member of the WUSA Atlanta Beat, is Cal's career shutout leader at 26.5.
San Francisco is 3-3 following a 7-2 loss at Cal State Fullerton Sept. 30. The Dons' attack is led by junior midfielder Stacey Caro (7 points - 3G, 1A). Cal leads the all-time series 9-3-1. Last year, Cal blanked USF in Berkeley, 3-0, in the season opener.
BEARS RANKED NO. 6:
Cal stayed at No. 6 in the NSCAA Top 25 poll this week and moved from No. 8 to No. 6 in the Soccer Buzz rankings. Soccer America and CollegeSoccer.com kept the Bears at No. 8. Soccertimes jumped Cal from No. 9 to No. 8.
BEARS SHUT OUT FRESNO STATE, HAWAII:
Laura Schott scored two first-half goals to lift Cal to a 2-0 shutout of Fresno State last Friday. The first goal was from a penalty kick that was awarded after Brittany Kirk was fouled in the penalty box. Kirk assisted on Schott's second goal. After a sluggish start against Hawaii, Kassie Doubrava opened the flood gates for Cal with her fourth goal of the season just before half. Schott, Kim Yokers and Kacy Hornor sealed the Bears' 4-0 win with second-half goals. Cal outshot Hawaii, 33-2.
REGULAR SEASON HOME WINNING STREAK STANDS AT 16:
Cal's 4-0 victory over Hawaii extended its regular season home winning streak to 16 games. The Bears are 4-0 at home this season, were 10-0 last year and ended the 1999 season with two-straight home victories.
FOUR BEARS WITH 10 OR MORE POINTS: CAL DEFENDERS GET IN SCORING COLOMUN:
Through nine games this year, Schott has 21 points from nine goals and three assists. The All-American had 21 points a year ago through nine contests but with 10 goals and one assist. She has accounted for nine of Cal's 25 goals (36 percent) this year and has netted five goals and two assists in her last three games.
Despite Schott's torrid scoring pace, Cal's attack is more balanced than it was last season. The Bears finished 2000 with four players with 10 or more points but already have matched that feat through nine games this year. Schott leads the way with 21 points, followed by Kyla Sabo (5G, 1A) and Hornor (4G, 3A) with 11 points and Doubrava with 10 (4G, 2A).
Cal's outside defenders, Kim Stocklmeier and Ashley Mueller, have adjusted to their roles in Cal's new 4-3-3 formation this season. Without any outside midfielders, the duo has had to fill the wings on the attack. Stocklmeier is tied for the team lead with Yokers with five assists and Mueller has two. Stocklmeier entered the season with three career points, and Mueller had seven.
FOUR BEARS WITH 10 OR MORE POINTS:
CAL DEFENDERS GET IN SCORING COLOMUN: