Huskies Fall In Double Overtime At California
Oct. 31, 2004
BERKELEY, Calif. - Eighteenth-ranked California handed fifth-ranked Washington its first Pac-10 loss of the season in heartbreaking fashion, as the Golden Bears defeated the Huskies, 1-0, in double overtime at Berkeley's Edwards Stadium, Sunday afternoon.
The loss also snapped Washington's six-match unbeaten streak dating back to Oct. 1, as the Huskies fell to 11-4-2 overall and 4-1-1 in the Pac-10. California improves to 11-3-2 overall, and 3-3-1 in conference action.
Cal forward Calen Carr buried a loose ball in the back of the net in the 107th minute to give the Golden Bears the upset victory. Washington had a chance to win the match in the first overtime period when junior midfielder Jeff Hoover, who scored the dramatic gamewinner versus Stanford on Friday, broke away from the Cal defense only to be stopped by Cal goalkeeper Eric Kronberg.
The Golden Bears outshot the Huskies 14-7, with only UW defender Will Flanagan and midfielder Ely Allen recording more than one shot. Cal controlled much of the first half of play, recording eight shots in that period alone which were staved off by the UW defense. UW junior goalkeeper Chris Eylander recorded five saves, while Kronberg also made five saves.
Washington has not had good luck when the match goes more than 90 minutes with UW suffering two losses and recording two draws in overtime games this season.
The Huskies look to bounce back from the loss when they return to Seattle to host the UCLA Bruins, Friday, Nov. 5, at 7:30 p.m. The match will be Washington's regular season home finale, with only a match at Oregon State, Nov. 14, remaining before postseason play.
NCAA Men's Soccer
#18 California 1, #5 Washington 0 (2 ot)
Edwards Stadium o Berkeley, Calif.
Scoring--1, CAL, Calen Carr (Nick Hatzke), 106:19.
Shots - UW 7, CAL 14
Saves - UW 5 (Chris Eylander), CAL 5 (Eric Kronberg)
Corner Kicks - UW 5, CAL 5
Fouls - UW 9, CAL 15
Offsides - UW 2, CAL 4
Attendance - 225