Cal Hosts Rematches with No. 17 UW, OSU
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  10/15/2012

Oct. 15, 2012

Friday, Oct. 19
1 p.m. - Cal (7-5-1, 2-3-0 Pac-12) vs. Washington (9-3-2, 4-0-1 Pac-12) Goldman Field/Edwards Stadium - Berkeley
Series Record vs. Washington: 17-24-7
Last Time vs. Washington: L, 1-0 2 OTs, 10/12/12 in Seattle
Coverage: Pac-12 Networks, GameTracker, Twitter
Tickets: Adults $8, Seniors (65 and older) $4, Youth (12th grade and under) Free, Cal Students Free

Sunday, Oct. 21
2:30 p.m. - Cal (7-5-1, 2-3-0 Pac-12) vs. Oregon State (6-5-2, 1-3-1, Pac-12)
Goldman Field/Edwards Stadium - Berkeley
Series Record vs. Oregon State: 25-9-3
Last Time vs. Oregon State: W, 3-1, 10/14/12 in Corvallis, Ore.
Coverage: GameTracker, Twitter
Tickets: Adults $8, Seniors (65 and older) $4, Youth (12th grade and under) Free, Cal Students Free

BERKELEY - California plays Washington and Oregon State for the second straight week, as the Golden Bears (7-5-1 record, 2-3-0 in the Pac-12) host the No. 17 Huskies (9-3-2, 4-0-1 Pac-12) at 1 p.m. on Friday and the Beavers (6-5-2, 1-3-1 Pac-12) at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday at Edwards Stadium. Friday's game will mark the Bears' sixth appearance on the Pac-12 Networks.

Cal is coming off of a 3-1 win over the Beavers on Oct. 14 in Corvallis, Ore., and a 1-0 double overtime loss to the Huskies on Oct. 12 in Seattle.

Cal on the Pac-12 Networks
Mark Rogondino (play-by-play) and Cobi Jones (analyst) will call their third straight - and fourth overall - Cal men's soccer game on Friday. The remaining Cal games that will air on the Pac-12 Networks are the following: Nov. 4 at UCLA and Nov. 9 vs. Stanford.

Scouting the Golden Bears
• Senior midfielder Michael Munoz scored the game-winning goal - and his first goal of his season - in Cal's 3-1 win over OSU
• Junior forward Luis Fuentes (15th minute) and senior forward John Fitzpatrick (18th) each scored his second goal of the season against the Beavers
• Sophomore midfielder Seth Casiple, who assisted on the Fuentes goal, leads Cal with seven assists, has two goals and ranks second on the team with 11 points
• Casiple is tied with UCLA's Ryan Hollingshead for the Pac-12 lead in total assists and for the Pac-12 lead in assists per game (0.54)
• Senior midfielder Tony Salciccia, who assisted on Fitzpatrick's goal against OSU, leads Cal in points (12) and ranks second in goals (4), assists (4) and game-winning goals (2)
• Sophomore forward Stefano Bonomo paces the Bears in goals (5) and gamewinners (3); the latter ties him for second in the Pac-12
• Bonomo, who sat out a one-game suspension in the OSU game after picking up an ejection against Washington, is available for the second UW game
• Sophomore goalkeeper Kevin Peach made one save vs. UW and four against OSU; he has a 1.22 goals-against average in 13 starts
• Junior defender and UW transfer Ryan Moore played against his old team for the first time on Oct. 12
• Senior defender Ted Jones returned for the UW game after missing the previous three games due to injury
• Senior defender Steve Birnbaum has played in just one game - 15 minutes off the bench in the 5-0 win over Houston Baptist on Sept. 11 - due to injury
Kevin Grimes - in his 13th year in Berkeley - has a 138-85-31 all-time record as Cal's head coach

Scouting the Huskies
• Washington beat Stanford, 2-0, on Oct. 14
• Soccer America ranks Washington at No. 17 and College Soccer News ranks the Huskies at No. 23 this week
• The Huskies have a 1-2-0 road record
• Against Stanford, senior forward Nate Sakeyfio scored the winner in the 81st minute and senior midfielder Ben Fisk converted an 86th-minute penalty kick for the Huskies
• Senior defender/midfielder Dylan Tucker-Gangness leads UW in goals (7), points (14), gamewinners (2) and penalty kicks attempted/scored (2 for 2)
• Freshman midfielder James Moberg paces the Huskies in assists (4) and ranks second on the team in points (6)
• Senior midfielder Patrick Pacheco - a transfer from New Mexico - scored his first goal as a Husky against the Bears on Oct. 12
• Goalie Spencer Richey - who made four saves against Cal last week - has a 0.81 GAA and played every minute in goal for the Huskies this season
• Jamie Clark is in his second season as Washington's head coach

Scouting the Beavers
• Oregon State - which tied Stanford, 2-2, in double overtime on Oct. 12 in Corvallis - plays at Stanford on Thursday at 5 p.m. on the Pac-12 Networks
• Senior forward Emery Welshman scored his team-leading eighth goal of the year (unassisted) in the Oct. 14 loss to Cal; he also leads OSU in points (19) and leads the Pac-12 in game-winning goals (4)
• Oregon State has a 1-3-0 record on the road
• Senior midfielder Roberto Farfan paces the Beavers in assists (6) and is tied for third in points (8)
• Redshirt freshman goalie Matt Bersano, who made six saves against the Bears, has compiled a 1.05 GAA in 13 starts
• Steve Simmons is in his fourth year as head coach of Oregon State

Next Time
Cal is off till the Bears host Stanford in the Bay Area Derby and last match of the regular season at 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 9 at Edwards Stadium.

Bonomo Honored Twice for Heroics Against Duquesne, LMU
College Soccer News and Muscle Milk honored Stefano Bonomo after the Golden Bear scored three goals - including both gamewinners - in Cal's 4-1 rout of Duquesne on Sept. 21 and its Sept. 23 win over Loyola Marymount, 1-0. The sophomore forward earned a spot on the College Soccer News Team of the Week and earned the California Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week laurel on Sept. 24.

Bonomo scored twice in Cal's 4-1 rout of Duquesne on Sept. 21 at Edwards Stadium. He scored an eighth-minute goal in the Bears' 1-0 win over Loyola Marymount on Sept. 23 on Goldman Field.

This is the second time that has been Cal honored by CSN and Muscle Milk this season, as senior midfielder Tony Salciccia earned CSN Team of the Week recognition for the week ending Sept. 9 and collected the Muscle Milk award after he scored the winner in the 2-1 season opener against Santa Clara on Aug. 24.

Salciccia Earns CSN Team of the Week Berth
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.

Muscle Milk Honors Salciccia After Season Opener
Tony Salciccia scored the game-winning goal and led California men's soccer to victory in its season opener against Santa Clara on Aug. 24, garnering the senior midfielder the second California Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week honor of the year.

Grimes Rises to Second on Cal Wins List
Head coach Kevin Grimes moved into second place on the all-time Cal wins list with his 132nd career win against Santa Clara. He moved ahead of Julius Schroeder (131) and behind all-time leader Bob DiGrazia (202). A five-time Pac-10 Coach of the Year, Grimes averaged 10.9 wins per year in his first 12 seasons in Berkeley. His current all-time record stands at 137-83-31.

Birnbaum Garners College Soccer News Honor
College Soccer News named senior defender Steve Birnbaum to its preseason All-America team, the publication announced on Aug. 20. The All-Pac-12 First-Team honoree started 36 games for Cal over the last two seasons and is one of three co-captains for the Bears.

Alum Jacob Wilson Signs With CD Feirense
Jacob Wilson became the 18th Cal alumnus to join the professional ranks when he signed with Portugal Second Division team CD Feirense. A Cal player from 2005-09, he is one of three former Golden Bears - including Anthony Avalos, who plays with Norway's SK Vard Haugesund, and Leo Krupnik, with Israel's Maccabi Netanya - who plays professionally abroad. Thirteen former Bears play professionally in Major League Soccer.

The Bears in MLS are in MLS are Luke Sassano and Eric Kronberg (Sporting Kansas City), Andrew Jacobson and Andrew Wiedeman (FC Dallas), Hector Jimenez and Josh Saunders (Los Angeles Galaxy), David Bingham (San Jose Earthquakes), Calen Carr (Houston Dynamo), Servando Carrasco (Seattle Sounders FC), Stefan Frei (Toronto FC), Steve Purdy (Portland Timbers), A.J. Soares (New England Revolution) and Tyson Wahl (Colorado Rapids).

Former Bear Troy Roberts plays for the Rochester Rhinos in the USSF Division 2 Pro League, while Evan Sassano plays for Minnesota Stars FC of the North American Soccer League.

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.