Cal Men's Soccer Drops Two at UAB Nike Classic
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  06/21/1999

September 13, 1998

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Cal mens soccer team was outshot 17-5 in a 2-0 loss to No. 17 Saint Louis (3-2) today at the UAB Nike Classic. The Bears fall to 1-3 on the year after losing to host UAB, 4-2, in the tournament opener Friday.

Today's game was scoreless at the half, but the Billikens, a final four team in 97, stepped up their play for the remainder of the contest. In the 60th minute, Dominic Dapra kicked off the scoring with a goal from 16-yards out, assists to Kevin Kalish and Brian Benton. Six seconds after Bears defender Doug Juday (Modesto) was issued a red card to put Saint Louis a man up, Billikens reserve Brad Hansmann capped the scoring with a goal in the 75th minute off a goal mouth scramble. Assists were credited to Jeff DiMaria and Dapra.

The Billikens have won 10 NCAA men's soccer titles in their history.

In the 4-2 loss to UAB, Cal got on the board first with a goal in the 11th minute by sophomore striker Kendall Simmonds (Simi Valley), his third goal of the year. Freshman midfielder Brian Purcell (Barrington, RI) connected with Simmonds on the goal for his first point of his Bears career. UAB led, 2-1, at the half off goals from Roberto Najarro and John Ziannis in the 29th and 43rd minutes, respectively.

Cal knotted the score at two at 61:27 following an unassisted goal off a scramble in front by junior striker John MacDonald (Granada Hills). The Blazers tallied two unanswered goals in the 69th and 82nd minutes to secure the win.

After opening the year with four road games, the Bears next face Air Force, Sept, 20, for their home opener. Game time is at 1 p.m., at Witter Field.

Mens Soccer Results at West Campus Field

Birmingham, Ala.

#17 Saint Louis 0--2---2

California 0--0---0


SLU -- DaPra (Kalish, Benton), 59:28

SLU -- Hansmann (DiMaria, Dapra), 74:22

Shots: Cal -- 5; SLU -- 15

Saves: Cal -- (Brooks) 6, SLU -- (Nagy), 2

CK: Cal -- 2; SLU -- 10

Fouls: Cal -- 18; SLU -- 16

Offsides: Cal -- 3; SLU -- 5

Yellow Cards: Cal -- Maggio, 81:49; SLU -- Hansmann, 75:02; Roseman, 88:49

Red Cards: Cal -- Juday, 74:16.

Records: Cal 1-3; SLU 3-2


Fridays Result

UAB 2--2--- 4

California 1--1--- 2


Cal Simmonds (Purcell), 10:42

UAB Najarro, 28:27

UAB Ziannis, 42:14

Cal MacDonald, 61:27

UAB Byaruhanga, 68:30

UAB Kuster, 81:48

Shots: Cal -- 14; UAB -- 15

Saves: Cal -- (Brooks) 3, UAB -- (Clemente), 7

CK: Cal -- 9; UAB -- 9

Fouls: Cal -- 13; UAB -- 13

Offsides: Cal -- 0; UAB -- 2

Yellow Cards: Cal -- Sawicki, 57:04; UAB -- Kuster, time N/A

Records: Cal 1-2; UAB 3-1