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Cal Heads To Pacific Northwest

Oct 4, 2022
Nate Carrasco and the Bears continue Pac-12 play up north this week.

BERKELEY – The California men's soccer team heads to the Pacific Northwest this week to take on Oregon State and top-ranked Washington in a pair of Pac-12 Conference contests. Cal (3-3-3, 1-2-0 in the Pac-12) faces the Beavers (4-3-1, 1-1-0 Pac-12) on Thursday at 6 p.m. in Corvallis, Oregon, and plays the Huskies (9-0-1, 2-0-0 Pac-12) on Sunday at 2 p.m. in Seattle.
Fans can watch the Oregon State game and the Washington game on the Pac-12 Networks and follow live stats for Thursday here and for Sunday's game here. As always, fans can follow Twitter updates for the Bears at @CalMSoc.
Cal Drops Big Clasico
Fahmi Ibrahim scored for the second consecutive game, but his goal wasn't enough as Cal lost to sixth-ranked Stanford, 5-1, on Sept. 29 on the Farm. The teams had a 0-0 tie at halftime, with goalkeeper Collin Travasos making five saves in the first 45 minutes to keep the Bears in the match.
Ibrahim scored his team-best fourth goal of the season in the 66th minute to tie the match at 1-1. With the Bears trailing 2-1 in the 75th minute, Cal forward Nonso Adimabua was red carded. Playing up a man, Stanford got three more goals to wrap up its win over Cal.
Scouting the Bears

  • Fahmi Ibrahim leads Cal in points (8) as well as goals (4)
  • Sophomore forward Shoei Honda ranks second in goals (3) and points (6)
  • Senior midfielder Juan Martinez - who set up Ibrahim's goal vs. Saint Mary's on Sept. 25 - leads the Bears with two assists
  • Redshirt junior goalkeeper Collin Travasos has three shutouts and a 1.34 goals-against average in nine starts
  • Travasos and sophomore defender Kevin Carmichael are tied in minutes played at 805
  • Evan Davila and Wyatt Meyer have family connections to Cal. Taylor Davila, Evan's brother, patrolled the Bears' midfield from 2018-19, and now plays professionally for the Los Angeles Galaxy II. Jennifer Thomas, Meyer's mother, played for the Cal women's soccer team from 1982-85, and was an assistant coach for the Cal women's team for 11 seasons.
  • Head coach Leonard Griffin returned to Cal in March 2022, after leading Grand Canyon to a 15-4-1 record and to the NCAA tournament in fall 2021. A UCLA alumnus (class of 2005) and a former Cal assistant coach in 2013, Griffin was part of the Bruins' NCAA championship team in 2002.

Scouting the Beavers

  • Oregon State split its last two games, winning at No. 21 UCLA, 1-0, on Sept. 29 and losing at SDSU, 3-0, on Oct. 2
  • Forward Ellis Spikner, who scored the winner vs. the Bruins, leads OSU in goals (2) and points (6)
  • Midfielder Mouhameth Thiam paces the Beavers in assists (3)
  • Terry Boss is in his fifth season as Oregon State's head coach

Scouting the Huskies

  • Washington has won five straight games, including a 2-0 victory over SDSU on Sept. 29 and a 1-0 result over No. 21 UCLA on Oct. 2
  • The only blemish on UW's schedule is a 1-1 tie with Air Force on Sept. 11 in Seattle
  • Midfielder Omar Grey netted the winner vs. SDSU, while forward Nick Scardina hit the winner vs. the Bruins
  • Midfielder Lucas Meek leads UW in points (19) and is second on his team in goals (7) and assists (5)
  • Forward Ilijah Paul paces the Huskies in goals (8) and ranks second in points (18)
  • Forward/midfielder Chris Meyers leads Washington with 7 assists
  • Goalie Sam Fowler has a 0.51 GAA and 3 shutouts
  • Jamie Clark is in his 12th year as Washington's head coach

Last Season Vs. OSU, UW
In the fall 2021 season, Cal lost, 1-0, at home and lost, 2-0, in Corvallis to Oregon State. The Bears also fell to the Huskies, 4-0, in Berkeley. On Oct. 28 in a downpour in Seattle, Cal played to a 1-1 tie with No. 4 Washington through 61 minutes, before officials declared the game a no-contest due to field conditions and concerns for player safety.
BeLOnG Blog Features Fernando Andrade
Fernando Andrade – Cal men's soccer's resident blogger, vlogger, podcast host, etc. – wrote the Sept. 19 BeLOnG Blog entry for Entitled Just A Kid From Chula Vista, Andrade's post discusses identity and life as a Mexican American from the San Diego suburb. The busy Bear was also profiled over the summer in this Cal Sports Quarterly feature, Relentless Dedication.
Next Time
Cal hosts San Francisco in a nonconference game on Oct. 15 at 1 p.m. at Edwards Stadium. The game will air on the Cal Live Stream.
Social Media
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