Cal Closes Season With Big Clasico
BERKELEY – The California men's soccer team will conclude the season with the second game of the fall against Stanford in Thursday's Big Clasico. Prior to the start of the 1 p.m. rivalry match at Edwards Stadium, the Golden Bears will celebrate the careers of Lucas Churchill, Alonzo Del Mundo, Christopher Grey, Chris Gustini, Ian Lonergan and Dylan Penn as part of Senior Day.
Admission to the game is free.
The Bears bring a 3-9-2 overall record (1-6-0 Pac-12) into the game with the Cardinal (6-6-5, 2-4-3 Pac-12).
The Pac-12 Networks will broadcast the match. Live stats for Cal vs. Stanford are available here. Fans can follow Twitter updates for all Cal games at @CalMSoc.
Fan Attendance Policy
Cal Athletics follows all state and local public health guidelines to mitigate risk and support the health and well-being of those who attend Cal athletic events. Under these policies, fans attending outdoor events on campus are strongly encouraged to wear facial coverings in outdoor areas. Facial coverings are required at all times in indoor spaces (i.e., restrooms) for guests ages 2 and up regardless of vaccination status, unless actively eating or drinking. Masks will be available at entrances for fans upon request.
Individuals who are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms or are under a quarantine or isolation order should not attend.
These protocols are subject to change based on local, state and national guidelines.
Last Time: Bears Fall In Corvallis
Cal dropped a 2-0 result to third-ranked Oregon State on Halloween in Corvallis, Oregon.
Oregon State scored at the 30:00 mark, when Mouhameth Thiam tapped in a Carlos Moliner cross from close range. The Beavers got their second goal in the 50th minute, when Niki Ntsabeleng scored from about 22 yards out.
The Golden Bears' best chance to score came at the 67:18 mark, when forward Nate Carrasco was fouled in the Oregon State box. Cal senior Jonathan Estrada took the ensuing penalty kick, but OSU goalkeeper Adrian Fernandez saved the PK.
About the Bears
- Cal's games vs. San Diego State on Oct. 24 and at Washington on Oct. 28 – halted due to inclement weather in Berkeley and Seattle, respectively – will not be rescheduled.
- Midfielder Evan Davila (2 goals, 4 assists) continues to lead the team in points (8) and assists.
- Midfielder Wyatt Meyer ranks second in points (7) and is tied for the team lead in goals (3) with Jack Singer and forward Shoei Honda.
- Singer and Honda are tied for third in points (6), and each has one gamewinning goal.
- Senior goalkeeper Chris Gustini has a 1.54 goals-against average in eight starts, while Collin Travasos, a redshirt sophomore, has a 2.26 GAA in 10 games.
- Both Davila and Meyer have family connections to Cal. Taylor Davila, Evan's brother, patrolled the Bears' midfield from 2018-19, and now plays professionally for the Los Angeles Galaxy II. Jennifer Thomas, Meyer's mother, played for the Cal women's soccer team from 1982-85, and was an assistant coach for the Cal women's team for 11 seasons.
- Five-time Pac-12 Coach of the Year Kevin Grimes, who is the Bears' all-time leader with 211 wins, is in his 22nd season as Cal's head coach.
About the Cardinal
- The Cardinal is unbeaten in its last two games, tying No. 4 Washington, 0-0, in double overtime on Halloween and beating San Francisco, 1-0, on Nov. 4.
- Forward/midfielder Ousseni Bouda leads Stanford in goals (4), assists (9) and points (17) and has one gamewinning goal.
- Forward Zach Ryan paces the Cardinal with two gamewinning goals.
- Goalkeeper Matt Frank has a 0.77 GAA and a 0.768 save percentage in 16 games.
- Jeremy Gunn is in his 10th season as Stanford's head coach.
Last Time Vs. Stanford
Cal suffered a 5-0 defeat at Stanford on Oct. 3 in the first game of the Big Clasico this season.
Mark Fisher scored the gamewinner for Stanford in the third minute. The Cardinal's Will Richmond posted two goals and two assists, and Ousseni Bouda also collected two goals and two assists.
Cal's best chance to score came in the 73rd minute, when the Bears were awarded a penalty kick. But forward Nate Carrasco's shot was saved by Stanford goalkeeper Matt Frank.