Sept. 16, 2007
BERKELEY - Despite getting out shot and only having one shot on goal, the No. 11 California men's soccer team and No. 8 Santa Clara battled to a 0-0 tie, Sunday afternoon at Edwards Stadium. The last three meetings between the Bears and the Broncos have ended in ties.
Santa Clara recorded 18 shots, while Cal (2-2-1) managed seven. In addition to the Bears tough defense, another major factor in Cal being able to hold off the Broncos' offense was the play of sophomore keeper Stefan Frei. Frei was tested early as Santa Clara (3-1-2) came swarming right after the opening kickoff. Frei made seven saves in the first half and ended the contest with a total of 12. He also earned his third shutout of the season.
Senior Andrew Jacobson notched three shots, all in the first half. He missed one shot just wide of the far side of the goal. Jacobson was the only Cal player to record a shot in the opening half. Junior Pat Marion earned the Bears' only shot on goal, one of his two shots of the day. Senior Luke Sassano and freshman Servando Carrasco each recorded a shot, as well.
Santa Clara's Kellen Wantulok took three shots, all of which were on goal. Matt Hatzke, Brian Martin and Jeff Cosgriff each tallied two shots on goal each.
Six yellow cards were issued in the game, three for each squad. Marion, Sassano and Carrasco got the cards for Cal, while Cosgriff, Stephen McCarthy and the Santa Clara bench took the cards for the Broncos.
The Bears will be on The Farm next weekend for the Stanford Invitational. They face Davidson Friday, Sept. 21, at 5 p.m. Cal squares off against Princeton Sunday, Sept. 23 at 12 p.m. Both games will be played at Maloney Field.