Oct. 19, 2012
BERKELEY - For the second straight week, California and No. 17 Washington played to double overtime in men's soccer, but this time the Golden Bears held on for a 1-1 tie on a cloudy Friday afternoon at Edwards Stadium. Tony Salciccia converted a penalty kick in the 67th minute and goalkeeper Kevin Peach made nine saves to preserve the tie for the Bears, whose record now stands at 7-5-2 (2-3-1 in the Pac-12) after the conference match. Washington's record is 9-3-2 (4-0-1 Pac-12).
"You have to be happy with the effort today," Cal head coach Kevin Grimes said. "The guys gave everything they had."
This marked Cal's sixth appearance on the Pac-12 Networks. The match was also the first half of a Cal soccer double header with the women's team, whose match against UW followed the men's.
Just one week prior, Cal fell to the Huskies, 1-0, in double overtime in Seattle.
In Berkeley, Cal's scoring play began when a Husky knocked down junior forward Luis Fuentes in the box, earning the Bears a penalty kick. Salciccia, a senior midfielder and co-captain, calmly stepped to the spot and fired past a diving Spencer Richey to give Cal the 1-0 lead at 66:02.
At 70:56, Ben Fisk headed past sophomore goalie Peach after a cross from Andy Thoma to knot the match at 1-1.
The teams took the 1-1 score to overtime.
Salciccia took the last shot of the first overtime with four seconds remaining, blasting on the UW goal from 20 yards, but Richey made his sixth and final save of the match to send the match to the second OT.
At 104:00, UW took the last shot of the match, as James Moberg fired on Cal's net, and Peach made his game-high ninth save.
Cal continues Pac-12 action when it hosts Oregon State at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21.