Schlesinger Leads No. 13 Cal to 5-0 Win over Pacific
Sept. 26, 2004
STOCKTON, Calif. - Junior midfielder Sierra Schlesinger posted her first career hat trick in No. 13 California's 5-0 victory over Pacific Sunday afternoon at Stagg Memorial Stadium. The Golden Bears improved to 7-1-1, equaling their win total of 2003 (7-8-4), and have now scored 25 goals after netting only 22 last season. Pacific fell to 4-3-2.
Schlesinger, who scored her only previous Cal goal against No. 14 Washington last season, posted the Bears' first two goals in the 23rd and 34th minutes. Dania Cabello earned the assist on the first goal, which came on a quick restart after a foul just outside of the penalty box. Caroline Lea provided the assist on Schlesinger's second goal.
Schlesinger capped her career day with a goal in the 49th minute off a cross from Stephanie Wieger. Earlier this season, Eisenberg recorded a hat trick in a 5-1 win over San Jose State.
Wieger put an exclamation point on Cal's win with a goal in the 68th minute. She received a pass from Chioma Igwe and dribbled past the Tigers' keeper, Jaime Souza, for an open-net goal. Wieger finished the weekend with two goals and three assists.
Goalkeeper Anna Key recorded four saves to help Cal secure its seventh shutout of the season, which matches last year's total with 10 regular season games to play. The backline of Caitlin Hannegan, Courtney Hooker, Alivia Mazura and Tracy Hamm was instrumental in the Bears' latest shutout. Although, it was a group effort today, as 23 Cal players saw action.
The Bears' high-powered offense and stellar defense will take the next 10 days off before playing their final non-conference game at Santa Clara Wednesday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. Cal opens Pac-10 play at home against Stanford Sunday, Oct. 10 at 1 p.m.
Women's Soccer ResultCalifornia 3 2 -- 5Pacific 0 0 -- 0
Scoring SummaryCal Schlesinger (Cabello) 22:57Cal Schlesinger (Lea) 33:01Cal Eisenberg (Ratican) 34:32Cal Schlesinger (Wieger) 48:22Cal Wieger (Igwe) 67:38
Shots: Cal 17 (Schlesinger 4), UOP 11 (Padilla 4).Shots on Goal: Cal 10 (Schlesinger 4), UOP 4 (Padilla 2).Saves: Cal 4 (Key 4), UOP 5 (Souza 5).CK: Cal 0, UOP 2.Fouls: Cal 14, UOP 13.Offsides: Cal 3, UOP 1.Yellow Cards: None; Red Cards: None.Records: Cal 7-1-1, UOP 4-3-2.Attendance: 202.