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Cal Travels To Arizona For Two

Sep 28, 2022

BERKELEY – Cal women's soccer heads to Arizona for two matches this week as they take on Arizona State at 7 p.m. on Thursday followed by a 12 p.m. matchup against Arizona on Sunday afternoon.
Cal will play two games on the road followed by six of the next eight in the friendly confines of Edwards Stadium. The Bears defense has been fantastic so far in 2022 as the Bears have only allowed 34 shots on goal against in their 10 contests, just 3.4 shots on target per game. The Bears had a nearly 400-minute shutout streak snapped in their last game against No. 1 UCLA. The Bears have also tallied five shutouts this year. 
Karlie Lema scored her second goal of the season on a nicely-worked team play, while Keely Roy notched her fourth goal on a penalty kick in Cal's game against UCLA. Roy now has a team-best four goals this year. Ayo Oke had her fourth assist of the season against the Bruins as the sophomore has been one of the best creators in the country. 
This will be the 28th meeting between the Wildcats and Bears and the 26th time that ASU and Cal have faced off. The Bears have beaten both squads 11 more times than they've lost in their history. Last season, Cal won matches against both Arizona and Arizona State, 1-0, as part of a three-game winning and three-game shutout streak. Karlie Lema scored against Arizona, while Ayo Oke scored the only goal of the game vs. ASU.  
Sydney Collins was named Pac-12 defender of the week for the second straight week on 9/19 after she helped the Cal defense to two more shutouts against UNLV and Penn. The Bears have now shutout four consecutive opponents and have 374:20 of consecutive game time without giving up a goal. Collins and her teammates helped limit their opponents to only four shots on goal and four corner kicks across two games.
Ari Manrique had her best week in a Cal shirt as the sophomore scored in games against UNLV and Penn to wrap up non-conference play. She also tallied an assist vs. Penn to score five points on the week, outscoring her point total from the 2021 season. Manrique's play contributed to Cal scoring a team-best five goals over two games.
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 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 scored her fourth goal as she tallied from the penalty spot against UCLA.
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 34 shots on goal this season, just 3.4 shots on target per game. Cal has allowed more than one goal in only one game this year and has posted five shutouts on the season, including four in a row. The Bears have only given up eight goals in 10 games. 
Angelina Anderson is now fifth on Cal's all-time saves list with 224 in her career. Anderson also has 23 career shutouts, plus three more combined 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.
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