Bears Held 1-1 In Irvine
IRVINE, Calif. - Nate Carrasco staked the Cal men's soccer team to a 1-0 lead late in the first half of the Golden Bears' game at UC Irvine on Friday, but the Anteaters scored seconds from the final whistle, and the teams settled for a 1-1 tie.
Cal's record is now 0-1-2 after the Bears' second straight 1-1 tie. The Anteaters are 0-2-1.
The Bears were knocking on the door late in the first half. A corner kick set up a great chance in the 38th minute, with Wyatt Meyer's shot heading for the back of the net until Irvine goalkeeper Luke Pruter made the save.
On a long free kick in the 44th minute, Cal midfielder Juan Martinez sent the ball into the box and found Carrasco, and the forward flicked it past Pruter for his first goal of the season and the second of his Cal career.
In the 90th minute, the Bears were within seconds of earning their first win of the season. But UCI's Jake Means lobbed a shot into Cal's box that eluded the Bears and ended up in the back of the net. With no overtime in regular-season games this year, the game ended in a draw after 90 minutes.
Cal goalkeeper Collin Travasos made five saves.
The Bears play another nonconference road game on Sunday at 7 p.m., when the Bears take on UC San Diego.