No. 15 Cal Defeats Washington, 2-1, in Overtime
Oct. 13, 2002
BERKELEY - The No. 15 California men's soccer team edged Washington, 2-1, in overtime and tied a school record with its eighth straight victory Sunday afternoon at Edwards Stadium. The Golden Bears improved to 9-2-1 overall and 2-0 in Pac-10 play, while the Huskies fell to 3-5-3 (0-2 Pac-10).
'We figured that if the players wanted to break the school record that they would probably do it,' said Cal coach Kevin Grimes. 'Sometimes when you set a definitive goal, that's all you do. You just reach that goal. We felt like we didn't want to limit ourselves to breaking the record. We just wanted to keep playing well game in and game out, and if the record was broken in time, that was fine. But, it wasn't a goal of ours.'
The 1986 Cal team was the first to set the school mark of eight consecutive wins.
Less than six minutes into the first overtime period, Cal midfielder Mike Munoz tallied the golden goal by knocking a Pieter Berger cross off the right post and into the goal. The goal was Munoz's team-leading seventh of the season and second game-winner. Midfielder Nick Hatzke also was credited with an assist on Munoz's goal.
After a scoreless first half which saw the Bears hold an 8-2 edge on shots, Hatzke gave Cal a 1-0 lead with a 20-yard unassisted blast in the 74th minute.
Washington posted the equalizer about three minutes later. Defender Kevin Murray headed in a free kick off the foot of CJ Klaas.
Cal's best chance to win the game in regulation came in the 86th minute when UW goalkeeper Danny Waltman barely knocked a header by Berger over the crossbar.
The Bears held a 17-10 edge on shots, including 11 on goal, in regulation, but Waltman posted 10 saves to keep the Huskies in the game. Munoz's shot was the only attempt for either team in overtime.
Cal looks to remain hot when it travels to Fresno State Friday, Oct. 18 for a 7 p.m. game.
Men's Soccer Results at Edwards StadiumBerkeley, CA
Washington 0 1 0 - 1California 0 1 1 - 2
Scoring SummaryCal Hatzke (unassisted) 73:58UW Murray (Klaas) 76:42Cal Munoz (Berger, Hatzke) 95:55
Records:UW 3-5-3 (0-2 Pac-10)Cal 9-2-1 (2-0 Pac-10)