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Cal Returns Home To Face Oregon Friday

Apr 1, 2022
Nikki Zaccaro and the Golden Bears host Oregon on Friday for the team's Lacrosse Youth Inclusion & Awareness Game.

CAL RETURNS HOME TO FACE OREGON FRIDAY
— Cal starts a two-game homestand Friday by hosting Oregon in a rematch of a contest won 12-9 by the Ducks in Eugene last Friday
— Oregon holds a 14-7 advantage in the all-time series that began in 2005 and has won each of the last four and 12 of the last 15 meetings between the teams after Cal had won five of the first six
— Cal's most recent victory in the series came in Berkeley with a 12-7 triumph on March 8, 2019            
— Friday's forecast in Berkeley calls for a gametime temperature of 64 degrees, partly cloudy skies and winds out of the west/southwest at 12 miles per hour

LACROSSE YOUTH INCLUSION & AWARENESS GAME
— Cal Lacrosse, the Oakland Lacrosse Club and Cal's Cameron Institute for Student-Athlete Development are hosting the Lacrosse Youth Inclusion & Awareness Game against Oregon on Friday to expand opportunity. build community and promote the development of girls lacrosse across the East Bay
— Scheduled activities include a college tour, pizza party, halftime clinic and scrimmage, public address statements and words of wisdom from Cal lacrosse student-athletes, and a post-game autograph session
— Delta Breeze, Berkeley Lacrosse Club, KIPP Bridge Academy Panthers, Richmond College Prep Lions and the Summit K2 Dragons are scheduled to be in attendance  

ZACCARO SETS CAL'S ALL-TIME ASSIST RECORD, CLOSING IN ON GAMES PLAYED
— Nikki Zaccaro became Cal's all-time assists leader when the second of her three assists Sunday at Colorado moved her past former record holder Colleen O'Mara (83, 2001-04) and now has a total of 85
— Zaccaro has played in 72 career games and is three shy of school record holder Anna Ellest (75, 2017-21) 
— Zaccaro is Cal's active leader in career games played, games started (61), points (145), goals (60), assists, shots (191) and shots on goal (123) 
  
LIZ SCOTT LEADING THE WAY
— Liz Scott has scored 14 goals in her last three games and is now ranked fifth in the Pac-12 with a team-high 28 goals on the season
— Scott registered career highs of seven goals and nine points in a 21-18 home loss to Arizona State on March 20 and then added four more goals Friday at Oregon and three Sunday at Colorado 
      
LAST TWO GAMES: CAL FALLS 12-9 AT OREGON AND 16-10 AT COLORADO
— Cal got four goals from both Maya Lawliss and Liz Scott at Oregon last Friday, while Kennedy Goss picked up nine draw controls and Nikki Zaccaro had two assists, but it wasn't enough in a 12-9 loss
— Scott led the way again with three goals at Colorado last Sunday but the Bears were unable to rally from a 10-2 first-half deficit in an eventual 16-10 loss to the Buffaloes  
  
SECOND ROUND STARTS FRIDAY
— Cal has played 11 different opponents in its first 11 games of 2022 but each of the Golden Bears' final six regular-season contests will be against teams Cal has already faced in 2022 starting this Friday and Sunday with home games against the two teams (Oregon, Colorado) Cal faced on the road last Friday and Sunday
  
STRONG SCHEDULE
— Six of Cal's first 11 games have been against teams in the IWLCA/Inside Lacrosse Top 25 sometime in 2022 with all currently in the poll (No. 9 Denver, No. 16 Virginia, No. 17 USC, No. 22 Navy, No. 24 Colorado, No. 25 Stanford) and remaining games against three of them (USC, Colorado, Stanford)
  
STRONG STARTS
— Cal has started strong in six of its first 11 games at Virginia (led 3-2 early in second period), vs. San Diego State (led 3-1 in first period), vs. UC Davis (led 3-1 in first period), vs. USC (led 2-0 in first period), vs. Arizona State (established a lead on six different occasions in first half including 11-8 at halftime), and at Oregon (led on three different occasions in first half)

SOULIOTIS STEPS IN AT GOALKEEPER
— Alicia Souliotis saw her most extensive action between the pipes in Cal's most recent contest last Sunday at Colorado when she entered the game with 3:00 in the first half and finished with career highs of seven saves and 33:00 in her fourth career appearance