Cal Falls To No. 2 Washington
BERKELEY - For the second consecutive game, the California men's soccer team held a high-powered Pac-12 Conference opponent scoreless at halftime at Edwards Stadium. But on Sunday, the Golden Bears had no answers for No. 2 Washington, as Cal fell to the Huskies, 4-0.
After setbacks against No. 15 Oregon State, on Thursday, and Washington, Cal's record dropped to 2-8-1 (0-5-0 Pac-12). UW remained unbeaten at 11-0-0 (4-0-0 Pac-12).
The Bears played a strong first half, which ended with the teams tied, 0-0. UW outshot Cal, 6-3, in the first 45 minutes, but Cal goalkeeper Chris Gustini didn't have to make a save. Conversely, Cal's Jack Singer took a shot that Huskies goalkeeper Sam Fowler saved in the 22nd minute.
The game turned in the 50th minute, when Washington was awarded a free kick just outside Cal's box. Imanol Rosales fired a shot just over the wall and past goalie Collin Travasos, who played the second half for the Bears, to give UW a 1-0 lead.
In the 52nd minute, Dylan Teves scored during a goalmouth scrum, and Washington led 2-0. Nick Scardina scored to give UW a 3-0 lead in the 63rd minute
The Bears outshot the Huskies in the second half, 8-7, and got a pair of shots from Evan Davila in the 85th minute, but both his efforts were blocked.
Kalani Kossa-Rienzi capped the scoring for UW at the 89:38 mark.
Cal next plays a nonconference game at Santa Clara on Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. before returning to Pac-12 play.