Sept. 29, 2007
BERKELEY - The No. 21 California men's soccer team scored in the 108th minute in double overtime to defeat Towson, 1-0, Saturday afternoon at Edwards Stadium. Freshman Davis Paul headed the game winner to give the Golden Bears their third win in a row. Cal improved to 5-2-1, while Towson fell to 3-3-1.
Paul's goal came with assists from fellow freshmen Demitrius Omphroy and Andrew Wiedeman. The goal was the second of the season for Paul. Wiedeman's assist gave him a team-leading sixth point of the campaign.
Defensively, the Bears were just as tough as they have been all year. Sophomore keeper Stefan Frei had another excellent game and notched his fourth shutout of the season. Although he was only called on to make four saves, they were critical saves as the Tigers had some good chances to score.
Cal outshot the Tigers 16-11. Freshman Servando Carrasco had a game-high three shots on goal, while senior Javier Ayala-Hil and freshman Scot Van Buskirk each tallied two shots on goal. As a team, Cal produced nine shots on goal and 20 corner kicks.
The Bears return to Berkeley next weekend for the Pac-10 opener. They face Washington Friday, Oct. 5, at 4 p.m. at Edwards Stadium.