Cal Set For Final Non-Conference Games
BERKELEY – Cal looks to continue a six-match unbeaten streak as the Bears take on UNLV and Penn this week. The Bears will kickoff against the Rebels at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday from Las Vegas followed by a 1 p.m. tilt against the Quakers on Sunday at Edwards Stadium.
Cal did not allow a goal last week as the Bears posted shutouts against Cal State Fullerton and Santa Clara. Angelina Anderson was named Pac-12 Goalkeeper of the Week, while Sydney Collins was named Pac-12 Defender of the Week as the duo helped limit the opposition to only four shots on goal, all of which Anderson saved.
The Bears defense has been fantastic so far in 2022 as the Bears have only allowed 20 shots on goal against in their seven contests, just 2.9 shots per game, Cal hasn't allowed an opponent to score more than once in any game this year while posting three shutouts.
This will be only the second matchup between Cal and UNLV as the two schools last met in 2001, as the Bears won 3-1. Penn is another uncommon opponent as Cal has only faced the Ivy League school three times, with the last one coming in 2012. The Bears are 3-0 all-time against the Quakers.
The pair of matches will wrap up non-conference play for the Bears. Sunday's match at home will be a doubleheader with the men's soccer team as the women play at 1 p.m. followed by the men's game against UCLA at 4 p.m.
Angelina Anderson and Sydney Collins were named Pac-12 Goalkeeper and Defender of the week on September 12. The duo helped the Bears complete the week without having surrendering a goal. Cal kept shutouts against Cal State Fullerton and Santa Clara. Anderson made four saves, while Collins marshaled the defense, which only allowed four shots on goal across two games.
Keely Roy has started the season on fire, scoring a brace in Cal's win over UC San Diego. It was the first time in nearly three years that a Bear has had a multi-goal game, with the last one coming on September 6, 2019 when Emma Westin scored twice against USD. Roy followed that with a long-range goal in Cal's draw against USF as she hit a shot from 25 yards out that found the side netting in the 78th minute and secured the draw.
Roy also tallied a goal in Cal's exhibition match against the Chinese National Team, which Cal tied 2-2 against the 16th-ranked team in FIFA's rankings.
Cal has had one of the best defenses in the country so far this season. They've allowed only 20 shots on goal this season, just 2.9 shots on target per game. Cal hasn't allowed more than one goal in any game this year and has posted three shutouts on the season. The Bears have only given up four goals in seven games.
Angelina Anderson is now fifth on Cal's all-time saves list with 215 in her career. Anderson also has 23 career shutouts and is in third on the school's all-time shutouts list after recording shutouts vs. Saint Mary's, Cal State Fullerton and Santa Clara.
Anderson was named National Freshman of the Year in 2019 as well as Pac-12 Goalkeeper of the Year and Freshman of the Year. She was the first player to win both Freshman of the Year and Goalkeeper of the Year in the conference. She earned second-team All-Pac-12 in 2020-21 and third team honors in 2021 as she's proven to be one of the top shot stoppers in the nation.
The Bears bring back the majority of the team that played during the 2021 season. The squad finished the season with a three-win improvement from the previous season.
For the 2022 season, 30 players from last year's team return and only five players that saw minutes last year depart. Cal returns 149 starts from last year's team. Cal also brings back 14 of the 15 players that recorded points last year including 17 of the 18 goals and all 17 assists.
The Bears return student-athletes who have combined for 352 starts and 626 games played in their Cal careers.
U20 WORLD CUP STANDOUTS
Cal sophomore Ayo Oke and freshman Teagan Wy competed with Team USA at the U20 World Cup this August. The duo was selected for the team after playing with the national team at numerous age groups and impressing throughout the spring.
Oke played in two matches for the United States while Wy served as a backup goalkeeper.
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