Cal Stuns No. 3 Oregon State 1-0
BERKELEY – Juan Martinez scored his first collegiate goal, Collin Travasos earned his third straight shutout and the Cal men's soccer team played sound defense in a 1-0 upset win over No. 3 Oregon State on Sunday night at Witter Rugby Field. The win extended the Golden Bears' unbeaten streak to four games.
"It was a great performance tonight, and to get a result from an excellent Oregon State side required every bit of team effort," Cal head coach Kevin Grimes said. "We are extremely proud of the entire group of players who have contributed in so many ways this season."
In the 59th minute, Martinez took a cross from defender Christopher Grey and, from the top of the six-yard box, slotted the ball past OSU goalkeeper Adrian Fernandez.
"Getting the first goal and the W at home against such a great team as Oregon State was a great feeling," Martinez said.
Travasos made five saves, including one from a Carlos Moliner shot about a minute after the goal. The redshirt freshman goalkeeper made two more saves – on shots by Javier Armas in the 74th minute and the 84th minute – before completing the shutout.
Cal weathered a storm against the talented Beavers, who outshot the Bears 25-9. OSU leading scorer Gloire Amanda took a game-high five shots. But he only put one shot on goal, and that came in the first half.
This was the two teams' second meeting of the season, and each side has gone on diverging paths since the first one – a 4-0 OSU win in Corvallis, Oregon.
Cal has won three games and tied one since then to improve its record to 3-3-1 (3-3-1 Pac-12). Two of those games came in a five-day span, including the win over Oregon State and the Bears' 0-0, double overtime tie with No. 9 Stanford on March 24. Meanwhile, the Beavers (7-3-0, 4-3-0 Pac-12) have lost three of their four games since the first Cal-OSU clash.
The Bears return to action when they play No. 4 Washington on April 3 in Seattle.