Cal Closes Nonconference Slate with Duquesne, LMU
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  09/18/2012

Sept. 18, 2012

Friday, Sept. 21
4:30 p.m. - Duquesne (3-4-0) at Cal (3-2-1)
Goldman Field/Edwards Stadium - Berkeley
Series Record vs. Duquesne: First Meeting
Coverage: GameTracker, Twitter
Tickets: Adults $8, Seniors (65 and older) $4, Youth (12th grade and under) Free, Cal Students Free

Sunday, Sept. 23
Noon - Loyola Marymount (1-4-0) at Cal (3-2-1)
Goldman Field/Edwards Stadium - Berkeley
Series Record vs. LMU: 0-2-1
Last Time vs. LMU: T, 0-0 2 OTs, 9/1/02 at LMU
Coverage: Pac-12 Networks, GameTracker, Twitter
Tickets: Adults $8, Seniors (65 and older) $4, Youth (12th grade and under) Free, Cal Students Free

BERKELEY - California (3-2-1) winds up its nonconference schedule with matches against Duquesne (3-4-0) on Friday, Sept. 21, and Loyola Marymount (1-4-1) on Sunday, Sept. 23, as part of the Cal-Stanford Tournament on Goldman Field at Edwards Stadium. The Golden Bears battle the Dukes at 4:30 p.m. on Friday and try to tame the Lions at noon on Sunday. The latter match will air on the Pac-12 Networks.

Scouting Cal
• After scoring nine goals in their previous two games, the Bears played to a 0-0 double-overtime tie with San Francisco in their last match (9/16)
• Senior midfielder Tony Salciccia leads Cal with three goals, seven points and two game-winning goals
• Salciccia, one of three co-captains, scored the gamewinners in the 2-1 season opener against Santa Clara (8/24) and in a 5-0 rout of Houston Baptist (9/11)
• Sophomore midfielder Seth Casiple ranks second in points (6) and paces the Bears in assists (4)
• Sophomore goalkeeper Kevin Peach has started every game for Cal and has compiled a 3-2-1 record and 1.37 goals-against average
• Thirteenth-year head coach Kevin Grimes has put together a 134-82-31 all-time record at Cal and ranks second in all-time wins at Cal behind Cal Hall of Famer Bob DiGrazia (202)

Salciccia Earns CSN Team of the Week Honor
Tony Salciccia scored a goal and collected an assist in Cal's 4-1 win over Central Florida on Sept. 7 to garner College Soccer News Team of the Week recognition. The co-captain scored in the 31st minute to give Cal a 1-0 lead over the Knights. In the 83rd minute, Salciccia slipped a through ball to set up Kyle Marsh for the junior defender's first goal of the season and cap the scoring at 4-1.

Scouting Duquesne
• Senior forward Joshua Patterson leads the Dukes in points (9) and is tied with sophomore forward Karter Sell for the team lead in goals (4)
• Sell scored his team's lone goal in DU's last match - a 2-1 loss to Pitt (9/16)
• Duquesne has one more game - vs. Cleveland State on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. ET at home - before playing Cal
• Junior forward Simon Gomez and sophomore midfielder Colin Phillips are tied for the DU high in assists (2)
• Freshman goalie Sam Frymier has compiled a 1.17 GAA in five starts and seven games; he made one save against Pitt
• Jake Ouimet is in his seventh season as head coach of the Dukes

Scouting Loyola Marymount
• LMU plays at Stanford on Friday before playing at Cal on Sunday
• Freshman forward Pedro Velasquez paces LMU in goals (2), points (4) and game-winning goals (1)
• Senior midfielder Sean Sears leads his team in assists (1)
• Freshman goalie Paul Blanchette - who has started the last two games for the Lions - has a 1.81 GAA in three total games
• LMU's lone win was a 2-1 home win over Cal State Fullerton (9/7)
• Former U.S. national team veteran Paul Krumpe is in his 15th year as head coach of LMU

Next Time
The Bears start their Pac-12 Conference schedule with a Sept. 28 match against San Diego State that starts at 4:30 p.m. at Edwards Stadium. Cal's next match - at 4 p.m. on Sept. 30 vs. UCLA in Berkeley - will air on the Pac-12 Networks.

A Golden Olympics for the Golden Bears
A total of 46 Golden Bear athletes, coaches and staff members represented Cal during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, and together, they brought home a school-record-tying 17 medals (11 gold, 1 silver, 5 bronze). The Bears have won 50 medals over the past three Olympics (16 in 2004, 17 in 2008, 17 in 2012), and they have captured 178 medals all-time (99 gold).

Cal No. 1 Public University in the Country
The University of California is the No. 1-ranked public university in the United States, according to U.S. News and World Report. The faculty has won 22 Nobel Prizes, including nine current members, while 28 alumni have received a Nobel Prize. A National Research Council analysis of U.S. universities concluded that the campus has the largest number of highly ranked graduate programs in the country (48 of 52). Cal also has a long commitment to public service, with more than 4,000 students annually doing volunteer work and more than 3,000 Peace Corps participants all-time.