Arizona State Pulls Away In 11-7 Win Over Bears
TEMPE, Ariz. – Cal led throughout much of the game but Arizona State scored six of the last seven goals to pull away for an 11-7 win over the Golden Bears on Sunday at the Arizona State Soccer & Lacrosse Stadium. Cal's last lead came when Quinnlyn Mason notched an unassisted goal with 13:51 remaining in the contest to put the Bears in front, 6-5.
Kylie Kroeger started the Sun Devils' late surge with an unassisted goal at 13:16 that tied the score, 6-6, and Lia Willis gave Arizona State a lead it would never relinquish when she connected on an assist from Kerri Clayton with 9:55 remaining to put ASU up, 7-6.
Arizona State extended its margin to 8-6 when Emily Glagolev scored unassisted with 7:47 to go, but Marisa Kuberra answered and cut the Sun Devil lead to 8-7 by converting on a free position attempt with 6:11 remaining.
The Bears would stay within the one-goal striking distance until back-to-back goals from Maddy Hunter (3:48) and Katie Brodsky (3:07) with assists by Glagolev on both gave the Sun Devils a 10-7 lead and forced the Bears to pull their goalkeeper. Willis added the game's final tally on an unassisted open-net goal with 1:18 remaining.
Cal jumped out to an early 3-1 lead when Maya Lawliss (24:30, assist Olivia Dey), Mason (23:43, unassisted) and Kuberra (22:10, assist Ashley Ward) answered the game's first goal by Arizona State's Emily Munro with 28:43 remaining with three consecutive Cal tallies.
Arizona State's Carley Adams responded with the first two goals of her hat trick unassisted at 14:52 and 4:39 to tie the game at 3-3 before Lawliss (1:31) and Olivia Hood (0:13) exchanged scores just before the half to keep the contest tied, 4-4, at the break.
Cal would go back in front, 5-4, when Nikki Zaccaro started the second half scoring with an unassisted goal less than a minute-and-a-half in at 28:33 then neither team would score again until Adams completed her hat trick unassisted with 16:03 to tie the game, 5-5.
Kuberra and Mason finished with a pair of goals each for Cal, while Adams' was the game's leading scorer.
Cal goalkeeper Lily Rathbun had a game-high nine saves that tied her career-high by marking the third time and second straight game she has accomplished the feat. She also captured a career and game-high seven ground balls.
The teams were even on draw controls, 10-10, with Kroeger pacing Arizona State with a game-high five and Campagna getting a team-high four for the Bears.
Arizona State committed 43 fouls in the contest.
Cal's loss was its' sixth in a row with the opponents' margin of victory a combined total of only 11 goals in the six games.
"Stringing 60 minutes together is a main focus for us," head coach Brooke Eubanks said. "We have moments of greatness and have been able to elongate these with each game. We need to continue to focus on this to get to that complete game."
Cal next travels to UC Davis for its final regular-season road game of the 2021 campaign this Thursday (5 pm PDT) before hosting No. 16/13 Stanford for Senior Day on Saturday (Noon PDT).