No. 6 Cal Blanks No. 7 Wake Forest, 1-0
Oct. 4, 2002
BERKELEY - No. 6 (NSCAA) California ended No. 7 (NSCAA) Wake Forest's 10-game unbeaten streak with a 1-0 shutout Friday afternoon at Edwards Stadium. The Golden Bears improved to 7-2-1 (0-0-0 Pac-10) with their third victory of the season over a Top 10 program. The Demon Deacons dropped to 9-1-1 (1-0-1 ACC).
'Wake Forest is a very good team,' said Cal head coach Kevin Boyd. 'They were undefeated coming in, and I anticipate that they'll do very well in the ACC. Any time we can beat an out of region ranked team and an ACC one at that, that's a big win.'
Senior midfielder Carly Fuller netted her latest game-winning goal against Wake Forest in the 69th minute. Cal freshman midfielder Jamie Mangiardi, who started her first collegiate game today, passed the ball to junior midfielder Kim Yokers, who found Fuller from about 15-yards out. Fuller's shot rolled off the far post and into the back of the net for her fourth goal of the year.
During Fuller's freshman season at Duke, she scored the golden goal in a 3-2 win over the Deacons 30 seconds into overtime.
'Carly is playing very well right now,' said Boyd. 'Last weekend, she was probably our top performer. She had another great game today and got the goal.'
Cal redshirt junior goalkeeper Sani Post recorded five saves to help the Bears preserve their fourth shutout of the season. The biggest of her saves came in the 86th minute when she snared Alena Thom's diving header.
The Bears had several good chances to score in the first half, including two quality shots from freshman forward Tracy Hamm in the 10th and 25th minutes, but Wake Forest goalkeeper Erin Regan came up with one of her seven saves.
Overall, Cal held a 16-10 advantage in shots, and an 8-5 edge for shots on goal. Hamm, who leads Cal with seven goals and 14 points, posted six of the Bears' shots. One of her shots came in the second half off a pretty pass from senior All-American Laura Schott. Schott, who played about 30 minutes off the bench in her third game back from an MCL injury, also freed freshman forward Dania Cabello for an open look at the net in the second half, but her shot sailed high.
'Laura is looking better,' said Boyd. 'She got more minutes today. She's still not going into any real physical contact situations. She's pulling out of those. That's to be expected. I figure she was probably around 75 percent today. Next week, she'll be probably near 90 percent.'
The Bears open Pac-10 play at UCLA Friday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m.
Women's Soccer ResultNo. 7 Wake Forest 0 0 -- 0No. 6 Cal 0 1 -- 1
Scoring SummaryCAL Fuller (Mangiardi, Yokers) 68:11
Shots: Cal 16 (Hamm 6), WF 10 (Thom, Charlton, Johnson 2).SOG: Cal 8 (Hamm, Fuller 2), WF 5 (5 different players).Saves: Cal 5 (Post 5), WF 7 (Regan 7).CK: Cal 3, WF 6.Fouls: Cal 16, WF 17.Offisides: Cal 3, WF 2.Yellow Cards: Cal Kirk (59:10), Yokers (74:44); WF Charlton (60:32), Head Coach (67:19), Mullins (68:38).Red Cards: None.Records: Cal 7-2-1 (0-0-0 Pac-10, WF 9-1-1 (1-0-1 ACC).Attendance: 285