Meyer, Martinez Score In Cal’s Tie With Spartans
SAN JOSE, Calif. – Sophomore forward Wyatt Meyer scored in the 75th minute to give the Cal men's soccer team a 2-1 lead over San Jose State in an exhibition game on Sunday night at the Spartan Soccer Complex. But the host Spartans netted the equalizer in the 84th minute, and the teams settled for a 2-2 tie.
The Golden Bears' exhibition record is now 0-0-2. San Jose State has a 0-0-1 exhibition record.
Cal took a 1-0 lead on a solo effort by midfielder Juan Martinez in the 20th minute. With just seconds remaining till halftime, San Jose State defender Eduardo Miranda scored to send the teams into the break tied 1-1.
At 74:44, Meyer netted the go-ahead goal off an assist from freshman defender Santiago Hopkins. But at 83:07, SJSU defender Jamal Adam hit a 20-yard free kick that took a deflection and wound up in the Bears' net.
Sophomore forward Nate Carrasco had Cal's last scoring chance at 89:20, with Spartans goalkeeper Eric Waltz making a save.
"We scored three outstanding goals tonight," Cal head coach Kevin Grimes said. "Two in the regulation, 90-minute game and another fantastic finish by Dylan Penn in the 20-minute mini-game. The fact that we played on Friday and had to recover and play tonight against a high-quality side tells me we are on track."
The Bears close out the exhibition season with a game against San Francisco on Friday, Aug. 20, at 1 p.m. on Goldman Field at Edwards Stadium.