Cal Blanks UC Davis, 3-0, in Exhibition
Aug. 20, 2004
BERKELEY, Calif. - Junior forward Liz Eisenberg came off the bench to post a goal and an assist to lead California to a 3-0 victory over UC Davis in an exhibition Friday at Edwards Stadium.'We got a look at how some players played together which is one plus of an exhibition like this,' said Cal head coach Kevin Boyd. 'Another is to get some of the jitters out. With our next games in Nebraska, playing Creighton and North Carolina, we don't want our first nervous game to be one that really counts. Hopefully, this got some of the jitters out. The third important thing is experience.'Junior forward Dania Cabello jumpstarted the Golden Bears with a goal in the eighth minute. Sophomore forward Katie Ratican's collected the rebound of her saved shot and passed the ball to Cabello for the eventual game-winning score.In the 24th minute, Eisenberg took on several UC Davis players, dribbled around Aggies' goalkeeper Krystyn Lizak and deposited the ball into the back of the net for Cal's second goal.'Gidget had a terrific game,' said Boyd. 'She had a goal and an assist and could have maybe had a couple more if she was a little more selfish. She really came on in the spring, so we've been expecting this to happen from her. Hopefully, it will continue.'Forward Caroline Lea, who was one of four freshmen to start for the Bears, capped the scoring with an open-net shot in the 57th minute. Eisenberg dribbled down the left side and found Lea for an easy goal.Twenty-two players saw action for Cal, with nine recording at least one shot. Cal outshot UC Davis, 14-8, but both teams had four shots each in the second half. The Bears are a young team this year, featuring no seniors, seven juniors, seven sophomores and 12 freshmen. The freshmen class was ranked No. 10 nationally and best on the West Coast by Soccer Buzz and Soccer America.Cal opens the regular season at the Nebraska adidas Classic. The Bears begin the tournament against Creighton Aug. 27 and then face North Carolina, the defending national champion, Aug. 29.
Women's Soccer ResultUC Davis 0 0 -- 0California 2 1 -- 3Scoring SummaryCal Cabello (Ratican) 7:57Cal Eisenberg (unassisted) 23:28Cal Lea (Eisenberg) 56:06Shots: Cal 14 (Wieger 3, Eisenberg 3), UC Davis 8 (Raymond 2, Croze 2).Shots on Goal: Cal 8 (Eisenberg 3), UC Davis 4 (Raymond 2).Saves: Cal 4 (Sulprizio 3, Team 1), UC Davis 5 (Lizak 4, Team 1).CK: Cal 3, UC Davis 0.Fouls: Cal 15, UC Davis 13.Offsides: Cal 3, UC Davis 0.Yellow Cards: Cal (Hannegan, 55:43), UC Davis (Raymond, 49:28).Red Cards: None.Records: Cal 0-0, UC Davis 0-0.Attendance: 75.