No. 8/7 Cal Blanks Georgetown, 2-0, in Season Opener
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  09/04/2009

Sept. 4, 2009

Box Score

WASHINGTON, D.C. - California opened the 2009 season with a 2-0 victory over Georgetown on Friday afternoon at North Kehoe Field, with junior midfielder Hector Jimenez setting up goals by junior forward Andrew Wiedeman and junior midfielder Davis Paul. The Golden Bears have a 1-0 record after the non-conference win. Georgetown is 0-1-1.

Cal put two shots on target - Hoyas goalkeeper Matthew Brutto saved one and another Hoya made a defensive save on the other - before Wiedeman scored at 17:11.

The second half only produced five shots, as Cal had a 3-2 edge. On Georgetown's first shot of the second half, Cal sophomore goalkeeper David Bingham saved a shot by Hoyas forward Uche Onyeador at 48:06. Twenty-two seconds later, on the Bears' second shot, Paul scored his first goal of the season at 48:28.

The Bears had a 13-12 edge in shots. Bingham made six saves, while Brutto made three.

Cal, ranked eighth and seventh, respectively, in the two major collegiate polls (NSCAA and Soccer America), next plays at defending NCAA College Cup champion Maryland on Sunday, Sept. 4, at 4 p.m. PT.

Game Summary

Goals by Period
	         1	2	F
California	1	1	2
Georgetown	0	0	0

Scoring Summary
Cal - Andrew Wiedeman (Hector Jimenez) 17:11
Cal - Davis Paul (Hector Jimenez) 48:28

Shots by Period
	         1	2	F
California	6	7	13
Georgetown	7	5	12

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