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Bears Host Cougars, Huskies At Home

Oct 5, 2022
Cal women's soccer returns home for two matches this week.

BERKELEY – California women's soccer returns to Edwards Stadium for two matches this week following a three-game road swing. The Bears host No. 21 Washington State at 3 p.m. on Thursday followed by a 1 p.m. home matchup versus Washington on Sunday.
 
Cal enters week eight following a split performance on the road versus Arizona State and Arizona last week. The Bears fell to Arizona State 2-1, but bounced back Sunday afternoon against Arizona to tally their sixth shutout of the season with a 1-0 victory.
 
Keely Roy recorded the earliest goal of the season in the Arizona State match when she scored on a penalty kick conversion in the 11th minute, her third such goal this season and fifth overall. Roy remains at the top of the Bears' season leaderboard with five goals, 33 shots and 12 points contributed.
 
The match against Arizona called for a rewrite of the record books as Angelina Anderson logged her 24th career shutout. Her performance on Sunday lifted her to a tie for second place in school history with Cal Athletics Hall of Famer Maite Zabala. Karlie Lema also contributed a game-deciding goal versus the Wildcats in the 85th minute to clinch the win for Cal. Lema now has three goals on 16 shots logged in the 2022 season.
 
This weekend will be the 31st time that the Bears go head-to-head with both the Cougars and the Huskies. Cal leads the series with both squads in home matches, although they fell to both teams in away matches last year which were both a part of a three-game road trip.
 
BACK-TO-BACK
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. Collins and her teammates helped limit their opponents to only four shots on goal and four corner kicks across the two games in weeks 4 and 5. The Bears have shutout six opponents this season, including four consecutively, and have a season-record of 398:16 of consecutive game time without giving up a goal.
 
MANRIQUE LEADS HOT WEEK
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.
 
DEFENSIVE HONORS
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.
 
STARTING STRONG
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, and added her fifth of the season on a penalty kick against Arizona State on Sept. 29.
 
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.
 
STIFLING DEFENSE
Cal has had one of the best defenses in the country so far this season. They've allowed only 40 shots on goal this season, just 3.2 shots on target per game. Cal has allowed more than one goal in only two games this year and has posted six shutouts on the season, including four in a row. The Bears have only given up 10 goals in 12 games. 

A-PLUS ANGIE
Angelina Anderson is now fifth on Cal's all-time saves list with 239 in her career. Anderson also has 24 career shutouts, plus three more combined shutouts and is tied for second with Cal Athletics Hall of Famer Maite Zabala on the school's all-time shutouts list after recording shutouts vs. Saint Mary's, Cal State Fullerton, Santa Clara and Arizona.
 
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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