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Cal Continues Road Trip Sunday At Arizona State

Apr 18, 2021
Marisa Kuberra and the Golden Bears visit Arizona State on Sunday.

— Cal leads the all-time series against Arizona State, 4-3
— Arizona State has won the last two meetings between the teams by a score of 21-11 when the clubs met in Berkeley earlier this season on Mar. 14, 2021, as well as their only meeting last season, 17-15, in Tempe on Mar. 6, 2020, and the first meeting between the teams on Mar. 25, 2018, 12-11 in overtime
— Cal won four in a row from Apr. 1, 2018 - Apr. 25, 2019 with the final victory in the stretch a 12-8 win over the Sun Devils that was Cal's first-ever win at the Pac-12 Championships that began in 2018 and the first two in Tempe by scores of 17-13 on Apr. 1, 2018, as well as 12-11 in overtime on Mar. 25, 2019      

— Cal hung with one of the top teams in the Pac-12 for 60 minutes of regulation play in its most recent game Friday at USC before allowing a goal during the game's only sudden victory overtime possession in a 12-11 loss to the Trojans
— Cal led USC by four goals twice in the first half including 6-2 at halftime before USC launched a second half comeback that gave the Trojans an 11-9 lead before goals from Olivia Dey and LizaBanks Campagna sent the game into overtime
— Campagna's goal was the first by the Golden Bears' fourth-year defender as she won the draw control then raced near the opponents' goal, was fouled and converted on a free position shot with 0:41 remaining to force overtime
— Marisa Kuberra had a career-high-tying four goals in Friday's overtime loss at USC, while goalkeeper Lily Rathbun equaled a career-best nine saves
— Cal has dropped its last five games since its most recent win March 28 against Fresno State by a combined total of seven goals starting with a pair of non-conference road games at UC Davis (12-10) and San Diego State (11-10) on April 2 and 4, before 9-8 and 12-10 Pac-12 home losses to Oregon and Colorado April 9 and 11 before a 12-11 overtime loss at USC on April 16
— Cal has launched comebacks in each of its last four games trailing San Diego State by as many as four goals before scoring four unanswered goals in the second half to tie the game at 9-9, falling behind 9-3 to Oregon before scoring the game's final five goals but coming up empty on their final three possessions, falling behind four times against Colorado but coming back to take the lead once while tying the game on two other occasions before the clock ran out on the fourth comeback try, and most recently scoring the final two goals of regulation both with less than one minute to go to force overtime at USC     

— Cal has a 183-166 advantage over its opponents in draw controls this season and has won the draw control battle in nine of its first 13 contests vs. San Diego State (14-12), at Fresno State (17-11), vs. Arizona State (20-14), at Oregon (13-12), at Colorado (11-10), vs. Fresno State (16-6), at San DIego State (15-8), vs. Oregon (13-6) and vs. Colorado (15-9) 

— LizaBanks Campagna leads the Pac-12 in caused turnovers (25) while she is third in ground balls (36) and fourth in draw controls (66)

— Cal has had game dedications this year for social justice (vs. USC, vs. Arizona State), the HEADstrong  Foundation (at Oregon, at Stanford, vs. Fresno State), Bears United (at San Diego State, vs. Oregon) and the One Love Foundation (vs. Colorado, at USC)
— After wrapping up its current three-game road trip with its final regular-season road contest of 2021 at UC Davis on Thursday, April 22 (5 pm PST), Cal will host Stanford for Senior Day in its regular-season finale at California Memorial Stadium on Saturday, April 24 (Noon PST)
— The Pac-12 Championship will be hosted by Stanford May 5-8 with tournament seedings and first-round matchups still to be determined