Sept. 2, 2006
RICHARDSON, Texas - The 11th-ranked California men's soccer team lost to second-ranked Southern Methodist University, 1-0, in a non-conference match on Saturday evening at the SMU Radisson Invitational at the UT-Dallas Stadium Field. The Golden Bears' record falls to 1-2-1, while the Mustangs improve to 4-0-0 after winning their tournament.
SMU senior defender Adrian Chevannes scored an unassisted goal from 10 yards away in the 46th minute and later earned the tournament MVP award.
"It was a hard-fought match by both teams," said Cal head coach Kevin Grimes, who graduated from SMU in 1990. "We created a number of chances to not only tie but to win the match. Their goalkeeper came up with some outstanding saves, and we had a couple of opportunities that were sure finishes that didn't end up bouncing our way. In the end it was a one-goal game, they got the goal, and the victory was theirs."
The Bears outshot SMU, 9-7, and forced Mustangs goalkeeper Matt Wideman to make five saves. Redshirt freshman goalie Stefan Frei made one save for Cal.
Each team lost a player to a red card in the 70th minute: Cal senior forward Matt Holtrust and SMU senior defender Mynor Gonzalez.
The Bears will next play Cal State Fullerton and San Jose State next Friday and Sunday, respectively, as part of the Stanford Nike Invitational. Cal plays the Titans at 5 p.m. on Sept. 8 at the Cardinal's Maloney Field and then plays the Spartans at 7 p.m. on Sept. 10 at Spartan Stadium.
1 2 F California 0 0 0 SMU 1
Goals SMU Adrian Chevannes 45:12
Shots by Period 1 2 F California 4 5 9 SMU 5 2 7
Yellow Cards California Jeff Serafini 44:37 Team 69:47 SMU Leone Cruz 24:09 Team 69:47 Adrian Chevannes 80:49
Red Cards California Matt Holtrust 69:47 SMU Mynor Gonzalez 69:47