Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Cal Blanks Oregon State On Senior Day 3-0

The California women’s soccer team concluded their home schedule with a 3-0 victory over Oregon State Sunday afternoon. The Golden Bear’s 12 seniors enjoyed a memorable send-off this week with an 11-1 scoring differential in their last two games at Edwards Stadium.

Cal improved to a 7-3-6 overall record and remains undefeated in Pac-12 play at 4-0-4. Oregon State falls to 3-8-5, 0-6-2.

It only took six minutes for the Bears to get on the board as junior Karlie Lema plays a ball into the box that curves and sees diving Coco Thistle. Slowly, the sophomore forward was able to redirect the ball into the back of the net for his first point as a Bear.

In the 34th, the Bears found a pair of goals within 31 seconds of each other. The first came on a corner kick by freshman Miriam Hills, who sent it into the box with his left foot. After being deflected by a Beaver, the ball bounced straight in front of the goal, and junior Ari Manrique headed it for his fifth goal of the season.

On the next possession, the Bears were awarded a penalty kick, and senior Anisa Gray punched in his final goal at Edwards Stadium to give Cal a 3-0 lead at halftime.

The final 45 minutes were scoreless despite 10 shots by the Beavers as sophomore Teagan Wy picked up a career-high-tying eight saves to give the Bears their fifth shutout of the season.

With the Bears’ home schedule in the books, Cal will close out the regular season with three games on the road. The Bears will face No. 2 UCLA on Tuesday, followed by a Sunday game at No. 11 U.S.C.

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