Sept. 11, 2009
BERKELEY - Junior forward Andrew Wiedeman scored twice and assisted on another goal to lead No. 11 California to a 4-0 rout of George Washington in the first game of the 13th annual Cal Legacy Classic on Friday afternoon at Edwards Stadium. The Golden Bears improved their record to 2-1-0 after the non-conference victory, while the Colonials evened their record at 2-2-0.
In the 17th minute, Cal junior midfielder Demitrius Omphroy forced George Washington goalkeeper Brendan Lafferty to make his first save with the second of Cal's 15 shots on the day. At the 17:13 mark of the first half, Cal junior midfielder Hector Jimenez crossed the ball deep into the Colonials' box to a waiting Wiedeman, who slotted the ball past Lafferty for Cal's 1-0 lead.
The Bears outshot GW, 6-4, in the first half and took the 1-0 lead into halftime.
In the second half, Cal outshot the Colonials, 9-4. Omphroy notched the Bears' first shot of the half with a 49th-minute effort that Lafferty saved. Senior midfielder Jeff Cosgriff scored the first goal of his Cal career with a strike from inside the box at 56:50 after a pass from Wiedeman. Cal led, 2-0.
At 66:16, Wiedeman juked the defense and fired a close-range blast past Lafferty to put Cal ahead, 3-0.
After his strong performance, Wiedeman now leads Cal in scoring with seven points (3 goals, 1 assist). Salciccia (2 goals) and Jimenez (4 assists) are tied for second with four points each.
The Bears close the Cal Legacy Classic with a match against Cal Poly at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 13, in Berkeley. The Mustangs play their first game of the Cal Legacy Classic against Stanford at 7 p.m. on Friday at the Cardinal's Laird Q. Cagan Stadium.
Goals by Period 1 2 F George Washington 0 0 0 California 1 3 4
Shots by Period 1 2 F George Washington 4 4 8 California 6 9 15