Cal Drops Pac-12 Opener At No. 21 San Diego State
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The Cal men's soccer team lost its Pac-12 opener, 2-0, to 21st-ranked San Diego State on Thursday night at the Aztec Sports Deck.
The Golden Bears' record is now 2-3-1 (0-1-0 in the Pac-12), while SDSU is 4-0-2 (1-0-0 Pac-12).
Andre Ochoa scored twice for San Diego State, in the fourth and 65th minutes.
Freshman forward Shoei Honda posted a team-high three shots for the Bears, and Cal goalkeeper Collin Travasos made three saves in his first start of the season. Forward Nate Carrasco had Cal's last best chance in the 78th minute, when he fired a short-range shot on goal. But SDSU goalie Jacob Castro pushed the ball over his crossbar.
"It was a spirited effort by the boys for sure," Cal head coach Kevin Grimes said. "We had some great stretches of play throughout the match. There was a lot to build on as we head to our next game."
Cal continues the conference schedule against UCLA on Sunday at 6 p.m., in a game that will air on the Pac-12 Networks.