California Slips Past WSU 1-0
Nov. 5, 2004
PULLMAN, Wash. - California's (11-4-3, 4-2-2 Pac-10) Chioma Igwe scored with a penalty kick in the 60th minute to lift the Golden Bears past Washington State (8-7-3, 3-4-1 Pac-10) 1-0 at Lower Soccer Field Friday, in a Pacific-10 Conference match.
The penalty was called after a Cougar handball inside WSU's 18-yard box during a scramble resulting from a California corner kick.
At halftime, both squads had recorded four shots apiece, with Cougar goalkeeper Katie Hultin making three of her five saves in the first period.
Cougar Carmen Anderson posted one of WSU's best scoring opportunities 22 minutes into the match after stripping a Golden Bear at midfield and then dribbling past two California defenders to take a shot from 25-yards out that sailed just over the crossbar.
Freshman Shaye Harrel led WSU with two shots including a hard strike on goal late in the second half that forced California keeper Ashley Sulprizio to deflect the ball back into the field and record one of her two saves in the game.
Golden Bear substitution Katie Ratican had a one-on-one opportunity in the 77th minute, but Hultin smothered the ball to keep the score at 1-0.
At the end of the match California led the Cougars 7-6 in shots and 11-10 in fouls while WSU created five corner kick opportunities compared to the Golden Bears' two.
Washington State will conclude its regular season Sunday at noon at Lower Soccer Field, taking on No. 11 Stanford.