Men's Soccer Loses, 4-2, Versus No. 10 Washington
Nov. 18, 2001
SEATTLE, Wash. - California ended the regular season losing a shootout to the 10th-ranked Huskies (13-5-0, 4-4-0), 4-2, at Husky Soccer Field Sunday afternoon. After tallying a record of 10-8-1 this year, the Golden Bears find out tomorrow if their performance was good enough to make the NCAA Tournament.
Freshman Angel Quintero scored both goals for Cal, notching his second and third scores in just two days. UW took a 1-0 lead on Greg Foisie's one-timer just three minutes into the game. The lead was brief, however, as Quintero notched a pair of long goals in the next five minutes to put the Bears on top. In the sixth minute, he beat Husky keeper Daniel Waltman with an 18-yard shot from the left side. On his second goal, just over two minutes later, Quintero blasted a shot from the top of the box.
Washington responded near the end of the first half with a header by junior Zac Tallman off a C.J. Klaas corner to provide the halftime margin. A pair of second-half headers from senior Bryn Ritchie and freshman Casey Armstrong sealed the win for the Huskies.
After an even first half, which ended 2-2, UW came storming out in the second half, outshooting the Bears 15-9 after the intermission and notching two unanswered goals.
Ritchie scored off a header in the 59th minute to give the Huskies the go-ahead goal. In the 75th minute, Armstrong put the Bears away on a header off of a rebound.
'It was very exciting game for the fans to see,' said coach Kevin Grimes. 'Lots of goals were scored. I think the affects of Friday night's game took its toll, physically, on both teams and that made for a wide open, exciting game this afternoon.'
Cal and UW combined for 41 shots including 20 on goal. First team All-Pac-10 selection Josh Saunders made nine saves in the game.
'Unfortunately, we weren't able to defend as strong as we usually do in the box and Washington took advantage of three headers,' added Grimes. 'Other than that, I thought our attacking play was outstanding and for us to score two goals on Washington's home field was a big step.
Cal now waits as the selection committee convenes Monday, Nov. 19 at noon, to announce whether the Bears will be among the field of 48 teams in this year's NCAA Tournament.
Men's Soccer Result at Husky Soccer Field
1 2California 0 0 -- 2Washington 1 1 -- 4
Scoring SummaryFirst Half Scoring:WASH - Greg Foisie, 2:32 (Samoza)CAL - Angel Quintero, 5:10 (Acosta)CAL - Angel Quintero, 7:13 (Krupnik)WASH - Zac Tallman, 42:26 (Klaas)Second Half Scoring:WASH - Bryn Ritchie, 59:23 (Klaas)WASH - Casey Armstrong, 74:33 (Foisie)
Shots:Cal 17, UW 24Corner Kicks:Cal 4, UW 8Saves:Cal 9, UW 5Fouls:Cal 13, UW 13Offsides:Cal 3, UW 3Attendance:910