Late Goal Pushes Bears Past Dartmouth, 1-0
BERKELEY - Anne Van Hoof's fourth-quarter goal was all the California field hockey team needed to defeat Dartmouth,1-0, on Sunday at Underhill Field.
The Golden Bears improved to 2-1 on the year.
"It was good to see some offensive pressure today, that was our focus all week," said the Donna Fong Director of Field Hockey Shellie Onstead. "It's just about fine-tuning the finishing. It's that kind of game where you have to take a lot of chances to get the result. The scoreboard told the story as far as shot count, and we'll keep working on finishing."
Cal out shot the Big Green, 19-1, but couldn't get one in the cage until late in the fourth quarter. Van Hoof collected the rebound off of Maddie Cleat's shot and slipped one past the Dartmouth goalie to her right.
A graduate transfer from Wake Forest, Van Hoof's game winner was also her first tally as a Bear. She ended the day with seven shots, five on goal.
Cleat was tabbed the team's player of the game for her efforts playing multiple positions at forward and midfield. It was her initial work from her shot that ultimately set up Van Hoof's goal, as well.
After a quiet first quarter, the Bears posted five shots in the second quarter, nine in the third quarter and five in the fourth. Cal brought consistent offensive pressure all afternoon, also earning eight corners to one for Dartmouth.
Cleat garnered four shots, while Kaiden Stanley collected two shots on goal and Brynn Zorilla recorded three shots, one on goal.
Cal heads east next week for the first road trip of the season. The Bears will face Towson first on Friday, Sept. 10, at noon PT.