No. 7 Cal Defeats Oregon State, 3-1
Oct. 20, 2002
BERKELEY - Three different Golden Bear forwards scored as No. 7 California defeated Oregon State, 3-1, Sunday afternoon at Edwards Stadium. Cal improved to 9-4-1 overall (2-2 Pac-10), while the Beavers fell to 7-6-2 (0-4 Pac-10).
'We've been talking about adding some excitement and creating chances,' said Cal coach Kevin Boyd. 'The goals will come. The other thing that's a factor is that we're the healthiest we've been so far this year, particularly in our frontline. We're going pretty deep into our frontline and getting a lot more energy. We're able to sub fresh players in who are able to create quite a bit for us.'
All-American senior forward Laura Schott ignited Cal's offense with her second goal in the last two games in the 23rd minute. Junior midfielder Kim Yokers served a long ball into the box. Schott got her head on the ball and looped it over Oregon State goalkeeper Jo Fletcher.
The Bears entered the locker room with a 1-0 lead and held a 12-4 advantage in shots. Both teams played a physical first half, but only one yellow card for Oregon State and a total of 15 fouls were called. In the second half, the referee issued five more cards (three for Cal and two for OSU) and whistled a total of 22 fouls. Overall, the Bears held a 21-16 edge on fouls.
In the 64th minute, freshman forward Tracy Hamm gave the Bears a 2-0 margin when she ran onto a through ball from junior defender Amy Willison and scored from 15 yards for her eighth goal of the year. The score later proved to be her team-leading third game-winning goal.
Oregon State's leading scorer, Courtney Carter, cut Cal's lead to 2-1 with a score in the 74th minute from 12 yards out to the far post. Stacey Mescher was credited with the assist. The goal was Carter's sixth of the season.
On the ensuing kickoff, Schott found freshman forward Dania Cabello, who drilled an insurance goal from 18 yards.
After starting the weekend with no points, Schott now has six points from two goals and two assists.
Fletcher grabbed seven saves for the Beavers, while Post had four for the Bears to improve her record to 6-2.
'I thought we attacked in more of a determined, dangerous way,' said Boyd, whose team outshot the Beavers, 25-10. 'Friday (a 2-0 win over Oregon), I felt like we were getting chances but weren't making them dangerous. Today, the chances we were creating we were more intent on putting the ball away or making it a dangerous chance. Of course, it should always be like that.'
The Bears look to stay on track next weekend at Washington and Washington State. Cal battles the Huskies Friday, Oct. 25 at 5 p.m., before taking on the Cougars Sunday, Oct. 27 at noon.
Women's Soccer ResultOregon State 0 1 -- 1No. 7 Cal 1 2 -- 3
Scoring SummaryCal Schott (Yokers) 22:30Cal Hamm (Willison) 63:49OSU Carter (Mescher) 73:25Cal Cabello (Schott) 73:35
Shots: Cal 25 (Schott 6), OSU 10 (Beem 3).Shots on Goal: Cal 10 (Hamm 3, Eisenberg 3), OSU 5 (5 different players with 1).Saves: Cal 4 (Post 3), OSU 7 (Fletcher 7).CK: Cal 3, Cal 2.Fouls: Cal 21, OSU 16.Offisides: Cal 5, OSU 0.Yellow Cards: Cal Kerch (62:39), Yokers (64:25), Eisenberg (72:52); OSU Baker (32:13), Mescher (64:25), Monka (68:21).Red Cards: None.Records: Cal 9-4-1 (2-2 Pac-10), Oregon State 7-6-2 (0-4 Pac-10)Attendance: 535.