No. 10 Cal Ties, 1-1, with No. 7 UCLA in Double Overtime
Nov. 6, 2005
BERKELEY - The No. 10 California men's soccer team tied No. 7 UCLA, 1-1, in an exciting double overtime game Sunday afternoon at Edwards Stadium in front of a crowd of 800. Cal moves to 12-3-2 overall, 5-3-1 in the Pac-10, while the Bruins move to 11-3-3 overall and 6-1-2 in the Pac-10.
Both teams remained scoreless heading into halftime, with Cal outshooting the Bruins, 8-2. To start out the second half of play, UCLA had two key opportunities to score. Sal Zizzo crossed the ball in front of the goal, but it was shut out by Cal's goalkeeper, Eric Kronberg. UCLA's Kamani Hill gained possession of the ball and took the open shot, but it went wide. Six minutes later Zizzo had another chance to score when he headed the ball towards the net in the 65th minute, but Kronberg made the high save.
With both teams battling to score a goal, Hill put the Bruins on the board when he scored in the 82nd minute. Hill, a forward from Berkeley, dribbled down the right side of the field and found the open net from about 15 yards back to give the Bruins a 1-0 lead.
Six minutes later with the clock winding down, Eric Ebert scored his second goal of the season to tie the game, 1-1. Calen Carr crossed the ball to Ebert, who was positioned in front of the goal and scored on UCLA's keeper Eric Reed. Ebert scored from about five yards out in the 88th minute, to send the game into overtime.
In the first overtime Cal's senior defender, Tyson Wahl, had three consecutive scoring opportunities, but could not get the ball past UCLA's Reed. With one minute remaining it looked as though UCLA was going to score when Marvell Wynne took a shot on goal, but Kronberg came up big for the Bears with a save.
Neither team could get the ball into the net during the second overtime, and ended the 110 minutes of play tied 1-1. UCLA clinched the Pac-10 title this afternoon after its 1-0 overtime victory over Stanford Friday night and the tie against Cal.
The Bears tallied 17 shots for the day, while UCLA took 12. Kronberg recorded four saves for Cal, while Reed made 2 for the Bruins.
The Bears stay home next weekend to host Stanford, Sunday, Nov. 13, in the last game of the regular season.
Men's SoccerUCLA 0 1 0 0 -- 0California 0 1 0 0 -- 0
Scoring SummaryUCLA: Kamani Hill (81:49)Cal: Eric Ebert (Carr) (87:34)
Shots: Cal 17 (Jacobson, Ebert, Carr, 3), UCLA 12 (Hill, 5).Shots on Goal: Cal 3, UCLA 5.Saves: Cal 4 (Eric Kronberg X4, UCLA 2 (Eric Reed, 2).CK: Cal 3, UCLA 6.Fouls: Cal 8, UCLA 11.Offsides: Cal 2, UCLA 12.Yellow Cards: NoneRed Cards: NoneOverall records: Cal 12-3-2, UCLA 11-3-3Pac-10 records: Cal 5-3-1, UCLA 6-1-2Attendance: 800.