Oct. 12, 2012
SEATTLE - Playing almost 40 minutes with just 10 men, California took Washington to the brink of a 0-0 tie, when Patrick Pacheco scored from 25 yards out at 107:55 in double overtime to give the Huskies the 1-0 sudden victory on Friday evening at Husky Soccer Stadium. The Golden Bears' record fell to 6-5-1 (1-3-0 in the Pac-12), while Washington improved to 7-3-2 (3-0-1 Pac-12).
Sophomore forward Stefano Bonomo collected back-to-back yellow cards in the second half - at 68:13 and 68:21 - and a subsequent red card, which left Cal playing with 10 men for the last 39:46 of the match.
Sophomore goalkeeper Kevin Peach made one save for the Golden Bears. UW outshot Cal, 16-8, though the Huskies only put three shots on goal, while half of Cal's shots were on goal.
Senior co-captain Ted Jones - who missed the previous three games due to injury - returned to bolster Cal's defense.
The Bears had their chances, including at 5:00 into the game, when Bonomo fired on UW's goal, but goalie Spencer Richey made a kick save to stop his effort. At 8:46, sophomore defender Christian Dean curled a free kick past Washington's wall, but Richey again made the save.
UW had a pair of dangerous chances, with the first coming at 20:47 when Nate Sakeyfio's shot from inside the box deflected off of Jones and off of the far post. Pacheco pounced on the ball and took a shot that Dean cleared out of the six-yard box.
At halftime, Washington had an 8-2 lead in shots.
In the second half, Peach was credited with his lone save of the day on a 19-yard James Moberg shot. At 75:50, junior forward Luis Fuentes directed a header on goal, but Richey saved the shot.
Cal had a late chance, with Peach taking a long free kick from Cal's side of the field and Moore heading the ball back towards the UW goal, but Richey made the save.
In the second overtime, senior midfielder Tony Salciccia had Cal's last best chance, heading Dean's cross just over the crossbar at 101:21.
Washington scored after Salciccia and the Huskies' Abdul Aman converged on the ball at the top of Cal's box. Aman knocked the ball off of Salciccia and into the path of Pacheco, who scored.
The Bears hope to snap a three-game losing streak when they play at Oregon State in Corvallis, Ore., at 1 p.m. on Sunday.