Sept. 19, 2010
BERKELEY - Sophomore Claire Dougherty scored in the 66th minute to help Cal upset No. 16 Stanford Sunday afternoon at Stanford. The Golden Bears improved to 4-4, 3-0, while the Cardinal fell to 5-2, 2-1. Sophomore Lauren Liivingston tallied Cal's first goal late in the first half.
"This is the most complete game we've played thus far," head coach Shellie Onstead said. "Today, we played a full 70 minutes for the first time this season."
Courtney Haldeman notched Stanford's goal in the 30th minute to open the scoring. Cal was outletting and lost control of the ball. The Cardinal took advantage of a 2-on-1 opportunity and cashed in.
Just three and a half minutes later, Cal evened the match at one when Livingston scored. Sophomore Kendra Bills earned an assist on the score.
"At the half, we were going to make adjustments, and we knew they were going to, as well, so it was a matter of seeing what adjustments they made and going from there," Onstead said. "They came out of the gate fast after halftime, and we were struggling to keep up, but we were solid on defense. They took a timeout and it gave us a chance to regroup. After the timeout, we came out on fire."
Dougherty scored tapping in a rebound off of a penalty corner. Sophomore Deanna Kennedy and freshman Andrea Earle earned assists on the goal. Kennedy now has seven assists on the year after collecting 10 last year. With her 17 career assists, Kennedy ranks tied for eighth in school history in career assists.
Cal outshot Stanford, 10-9, and earned nine penalty corners to the Cardinal's three.
The Bears travel to Davis next weekend to face UC Davis Saturday, Sept. 25, at 1 p.m.