Bears Open 2022 On The Road
BERKELEY – The California field hockey team officially gets underway this weekend when the Golden Bears travel to Ohio to take on Miami and Ohio on Friday and Sunday. The Bears and Redhawks will face off on Friday at 11:00 a.m. Cal will take on the Bobcats on Sunday at 9 a.m.
Both games will feature live stats for fans to follow along. Sunday's game will feature live video on YouTube. The live stats and stream can be accessed on the field hockey schedule page or by clicking on the links below.
GAME 1 INFORMATION
Date/Time: Aug. 26, 2022 – 11 a.m. PT
Opponent: Miami (Ohio) Redhawks (0-0, 0-0 MAC)
Site: Miami Field Hockey Complex (Oxford, Ohio)
Live Video: No stream
Live Stats: CalBears.com
GAME 2 INFORMATION
Date/Time: Aug. 28, 2022 – 9 a.m. PT
Opponent: Ohio Bobcats (0-0, 0-0 MAC)
Site: Pruitt Field (Athens, Ohio)
Live Video: YouTube
Live Stats: Statbroadcast.com
AT A GLANCE
- Building off Success: Cal is coming off a 10-win season, the first since 2016 and the 20th time in program history that the Bears have won 10 or more games.
- Preseason Predictions: The Bears were picked to finish fifth in the American East preseason coaches' poll. The Bears finished fourth in the American East last season, finishing 5-3.
- U-21 In the Mix: Cal will have two players who represented their respective countries on the U-21 this past summer. Senior midfielder Megan Connors played for the United States while new Golden Bear Caoimhe Byrne represented her native Ireland.
- Back For The Bears: Cal returns eight players who started 12 or more games for Cal last season – including five of the top eight goal scorers from last year's squad. Highlighting the list of returners is the 2021 HFHCA All-West Region Second Team honoree Kiki de Bruijne.
- Between the Pipes: Also, back for the Golden Bears is senior keeper Cato Knipping. The three-time AE Defensive Player of the Week and AE All-Tournament team keeper has started 29 games in her career and has notched 165 saves.
ABOUT THE REDHAWKS
Miami is the defending MAC champion and was picked to defend its crown in the MAC Preseason Coaches Poll. The Redhawks were also picked No. 25 in the Preseason Penn Monto/NFHCA Poll. Last season Miami went 12-11 overall and won four straight to earn a bid to the NCAA Tournament where they defeated Main 3-2 in overtime in the first round.
Friday will be the eighth time the Bears and Redhawks have faced each other. All-time Cal is 5-3 against the Redhawks. The series dates back to Sep. 22, 1996, when Cal lost to Miami 2-1. Last time out, Cal defeated Miami 1-0 on September 2, 2018, in Berkeley.
ABOUT THE BOBCATS
Ohio will be idle until Sunday, they are coming off a 7-12 season in 2021 and were 4-3 in the MAC. Entering the 2022 season, they were picked to finish fifth in the MAC Preseason Coaches' Poll.
Sunday marks the seventh time the two teams have played each other. Cal enters Sunday's tilt with a 4-2 record against the Bobcats. The series dates back to Sep. 23 1999 when Ohio defeated Cal 2-1 in overtime.
Next week the Bears will make their home opener when they host Bellarmine and Indiana on Friday, Sept. 2 at 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 4 at 11:00 a.m.