Bears Clash With Tigers At PayPal Park
BERKELEY – The California men's soccer team takes on Pacific on Thursday at 7 p.m. at PayPal Park in San Jose, with the Golden Bears returning to play at the home of the San Jose Earthquakes for the first time since 2018, when the Bears routed Sacramento State, 6-2, at what was then Avaya Stadium.
The rescheduled game had originally been slated to take place on Friday at 1 p.m. at Edwards Stadium in Berkeley.
Cal has a 2-1-1 record ahead of Thursday's nonconference match with the Tigers, who are 2-1.
Admission is free for the game at PayPal Park; fans looking to attend the game must first claim tickets at this link:
Please enter through the Audi Gate, which will open at 6 p.m.
Parking is free for the game, and those attending the game must park in the Audi Lot. Here are directions:
Live scores for Thursday's game are available here, and fans can also follow Twitter updates for all Cal games at @CalMSoc.
Singer, Davila Lauded For Play In Two Wins
Jack Singer claimed the Pac-12 Player of the Week honor and was named to the Top Drawer Soccer Team of the Week after scoring three goals to lead Cal to victories in its last two games. This is the San Francisco native's first Pac-12 weekly award and the 40th for the Golden Bears program. Evan Davila claimed honorable mention for the Top Drawer Soccer Team of the Week for his heroics in both games.
Singer, a junior who has played as a defender, midfielder and forward in the early part of the season, netted the gamewinner in Cal's 2-0 victory over Dixie State in Friday's home opener. He then scored Cal's first and third goals in a 4-3 win over UNLV on Sunday also at Edwards Stadium.
Singer, who has taken three shots this season, leads Cal in goals (3) and points (6).
Davila assisted on Singer's goal vs. Dixie State and scored Cal's second, and then the sophomore midfielder/forward scored his second goal of the season UNLV. Davila ranks second in points (5) for the Bears.
Last Time: Bears Best Blazers & Rebels
Cal went 2-0 to open the home schedule, with wins over Dixie State and UNLV. Against the Trailblazers on Friday, Jack Singer scored the gamewinning goal and Evan Davila got a goal and an assist in a 2-0 victory at Edwards Stadium. After a defensive struggle in the first half, Cal scored twice in a span of 12 minutes in the second half to take control of the game.
Shoei Honda settled a back-and-forth affair when he scored in the 84th minute to give Cal a 4-3 victory over UNLV on Sunday. The teams combined to produce three goals in the first four minutes and another in the 11th minute. Late in the game, Juan Martinez sent a long ball to Honda, who outraced the Rebels to the ball and fired a shot that eluded two defenders and Betz, caromed off of the goalpost and nestled into the net.
About the Bears
- Cal has four players – Alonzo Del Mundo, JJ Foe Nuphaus, Christopher Grey and Fahmi Ibrahim – who attended the San Jose Earthquakes Academy.
- Freshman forward Shoei Honda scored his first collegiate goal in the win over UNLV.
- Midfielder/forward Juan Martinez leads the Bears with two assists, collecting both in the win over the Rebels.
- Goalkeeper Chris Gustini, who's started all four games, has a 1.18 goals-against average and a .737 save percentage.
- Midfielder/forward Wyatt Meyer has a goal and assist and ranks third in points (3).
- Kevin Grimes, Cal's all-time leader with 210 victories, is in his 22nd season as the Bears' head coach.
About the Tigers
- Pacific won at Cal State Bakersfield, 4-2, on Sept. 5, lost to Stanford, 4-0, on Sept. 2 at home and won at Cal State Northridge, 2-1, on Aug. 29
- Forward Mathias Saether, who posted a goal and an assist against Bakersfield, leads Pacific in points (3)
- Forward Mamoru Kamisasanuki paces the Tigers in assists (2)
- Goalkeeper Eric Cotton has a 2.33 GAA
- Adam Reeves is in his second season as Pacific's head coach.
Cal starts Pac-12 Conference play on the road, with the Bears playing at San Diego State on Sept. 16 and at UCLA on Sept. 19. The latter match will air on the Pac-12 Networks.
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