Nov. 4, 2012
LOS ANGELES - Kevin Peach made three clutch saves in overtime and Alec Sundly scored his third goal of the year as California tied No. 4/5 UCLA, 1-1, in double overtime on Sunday at Drake Stadium. Junior defender Ryan Neil had a chance to score a golden goal for the Golden Bears at 109:43, but his point-blank shot rattled off the post. The Bears' record is now 8-6-3 (3-4-2 in the Pac-12), while UCLA's record stands at 12-2-3 (7-1-1 Pac-12).
The match marked Cal's seventh appearance on the Pac-12 Networks.
Sundly scored at 40:32, after sophomore midfielder Seth Casiple took a Cal corner kick. The ensuing scrum in the six-yard box resulted in senior forward John Fitzpatrick - who was prone on the ground - passing the ball to the top of the box, from where Sundly slotted the ball past goalkeeper Earl Edwards.
At 53:01, UCLA's Reed Williams equalized with a shot to the far post past a diving Peach. Victor Munoz and Evan Ranyr assisted on the goal.
Cal withstood 28 shots by UCLA, though the Bruins squandered many of their chances, as Peach made five saves. The Bears took 11 shots and forced Edwards into making two shots. One of those saves came near the end of the first overtime, when senior midfielder Tony Salciccia blasted a shot from 17 yards, and a diving Edwards pushed it wide of his net.
"All you can say is that it was an amazing performance by the boys and a great game to be a part of," Cal head coach Kevin Grimes said.
Cal plays its last game of the regular season on Friday, Nov. 9, at 1:30 p.m. when it hosts Stanford in the home half of the Bay Area Derby at Edwards Stadium. The game will mark Cal's eighth appearance on the Pac-12 Networks.