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Men's Soccer Set For Home Stand
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  06/21/1999

October 12, 1998

THIS WEEK: Friday, Oct. 16, Oregon State
Witter Field, 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 18, #4 Washington
Witter Field, 1:00 p.m.

BEARS RETURN HOME: Cal (4-6) returns home to Witter Field this weekend after playing nine of its first 10 games on the road. Friday, the Bears, 1-0 at home, entertain Oregon State (5-3-1, 1-1 MPSF) at 4 p.m. and Sunday, they face No. 4 Washington (10-1-0, 2-0 MPSF) at 1 p.m.

BEARS BLANK SAC STATE: Senior midfielder Brandon Moggio (Northville, MI) tallied his first career hat trick as Cal opened its MPSF slate with a 6-0 drubbing of Cal State Sacramento.

Moggio put the Golden Bears on the board in the sixth minute when he took a pass from Brian Purcell (Barrington, RI) and was able to score out of a pack of traffic in front of the goal. The senior scored his second goal of the contest at 37:41 and completed the hat trick at 71:21 when he followed up Justin Bell's (Manhattan Beach) shot which deflected off the crossbar.

Bell, Chris Roner (Novato) and Gene Lee (Granada Hills) also scored for Cal, who put three goals in the net in an 11-minute span during the second half.

BEARS FALL TO UCLA: The defending NCAA champion UCLA Bruins were too much to handle as Cal suffered a 5-0 decision, its worst loss of the season. To top that off, Moggio left the game in the second half with an injured left knee and will have an MRI done this week.

Then-No. 9 UCLA was led by Martin Bruno and Shea Travis, who each scored two goals. The Bruins led 3-0 at the half on goals scored within an eight-minute span. Travis scored his second goal at the 63rd minute while Junior Gonzales capped the scoring in the 78th minute.

The Bears did manage to create some chances being outshot 17-11.

SCOUTING OREGON STATE: Oregon State carries a 5-3-1 overall record and 1-1 MPSF mark to Berkeley. The Beavers are coming off a weekend home split losing to Cal Poly Friday, 2-1, and downing UC Santa Barbara Sunday, 6-0.

The Beavers boast a strong midfield as they are led by the team's leading scorer junior Greg Howes (12 points --3G, 6A) and senior Fredrik Kummernes, a 1997 All-MPSF selection. OSU lost to Air Force -- the team's lone common opponent - 1-0, while Cal won 3-2.

Last year: Cal defeated OSU, 3-1, in Corvallis.

SCOUTING WASHINGTON: The Bears shoot for their first ranked win in six attempts this season against No. 4 Washington. The Huskies take a 10-1-0 overall record, 2-0 MPSF mark into their game with Stanford Friday at 7 p.m. before playing the Bears Sunday at 1 p.m. The only bruise to UW's armor is a 2-1 loss at home to Wake Forest, Sept. 27. Despite losing 1997 MPSF Player of the Year Jason Boyce at forward to graduation, the UW has had little problem scoring in 1998. The Huskies have four players with double digit points - led by junior midfielder Wes Hart's 21 points (5G, 11A), second in the MPSF.

Recent history: Cal lost to UW in Seattle, 4-0, in 1997. In 1996, the Bears pulled off the biggest upset in school history defeating the second-ranked Huskies, 1-0 in OT, in Berkeley.

MOGGIO EMERGES AS OFFENSIVE THREAT: Moggio began the year as a defensive midfielder, but coach Mallon moved him to attacking midfielder over the last several games. Last week, the move paid off. Against UNLV, Moggio assisted on the goal in the 1-0 OT win. Friday, Moggio exploded for his first Cal hat trick in a 6-0 shutout of Cal State Sacramento. In the span of a week, the senior jumped from having no points to seven putting him second on the team behind Kendall Simmond's (Simi Valley) eight points.

TWO FROSH SCORE FIRST CAREER GOAL: Roner and Lee each posted their first career goal in the 6-0 win over CS Sacramento.

BEARS AMONG MPSF LEADERS: Simmonds leads Cal in scoring with eight points, which ranks tied for 22nd in the MPSF, while Moggio is tied for 25th at seven. Junior goalkeeper Doug Brooks (Succasunna, NJ) ranks second in the conference in saves at 42 behind Brenton Junge of Cal Poly's 54.

NO BREAK TO TOUGH SCHEDULE: With the 1998 schedule about half over, it becomes more apparent how strong Cal's schedule is this year. In this week's NSCAA Top 25, six of the Top 10 teams and nine of the Top 20 are on the Bears schedule. The Bears hold a 2-1 victory over No. 15 Butler and two 2-1 losses in the last two minutes to No. 8 Creighton and No. 9 San Jose State. On the horizon is No. 4 Washington, No. 10 St. John's and No. 17 Stanford.

NSCAA Coaches Poll 
Oct. 12, 1998 
(through 10/11 games) 

Team Record Points Last Rank 1 Connecticut 12-0-0 476 1 2 Indiana 11-1-0 457 2 3 Duke 11-1-0 427 5 4 Washington 10-1-0 410 6 5 Clemson 11-1-0 365 7 6 UCLA 9-1-0 346 9 7 Virginia 9-1-2 321 4 8 Creighton 8-2-0 296 8 9 San Jose State 9-1-0 265 3 10 St. John's 7-2-3 264 10 11 Georgetown 10-2-0 225 11 12 Saint Louis 11-2-1 212 13 13 Seton Hall 8-2-2 185 14 14 Dartmouth 7-1-0 156 17 15 Butler 10-2-0 147 12 16 Wake Forest 8-2-1 124 RV 17 Stanford 8-3-0 90 15 18 James Madison 9-2-0 71 RV 19 Rutgers 8-4-1 31 22t 20 Akron 9-2-1 30 NR 21 South Carolina 8-3-1 28 16 22t Santa Clara 8-2-1 18 20 22t Brown 8-2-0 18 RV 24 Maryland 8-4-0 17 18 25 SW Missouri State 7-2-0 15 RV HEAD COACH: Mark Mallon returns for his sixth season as head coach of the Bears with a school and career record of 46-51-8, including a 27-19-3 mark since 1996. Mallon is joined by first-year assistants Manoj Khettry, Peter Woodring and Drew Leonard.

MPSF CONFERENCE STANDINGS - through 10/11 games

MPSF Overall W L T PCT Home Away W L T PCT Home Away Neut Streak 1. Washington 2 0 0 1.000 2-0-0 0-0-0 10 1 0 .909 6-1-0 2-0-0 2-0-0 Won 3 2. UCLA 2 0 0 1.000 2-0-0 0-0-0 9 1 0 .900 7-0-0 2-1-0 0-0-0 Won 8 3. Stanford 1 1 0 .500 0-0-0 1-1-0 8 3 0 .727 4-1-0 3-2-0 1-0-0 Won 1 Oregon St. 1 1 0 .500 0-0-0 1-1-0 5 3 1 .611 3-1-0 0-1-1 2-1-0 Won 1 Cal Poly SL O 1 1 .500 0-0-0 1-1-0 6 4 1 .591 3-1-0 3-2-1 0-1-0 Lost 1 California 1 1 0 .500 0-0-0 1-1-0 4 6 0 .400 1-0-0 1-4-0 2-2-0 Lost 1 7. CS Fullerton 0 0 0 .000 0-0-0 0-0-0 7 3 1 .682 4-1-0 2-1-0 1-1-0 Won 2 UC Irvine 0 0 0 .000 0-0-0 0-0-0 6 5 0 .546 6-4-0 0-1-0 0-0-0 Won 1 9. UCSB 0 2 0 .000 0-2-0 0-0-0 1 10 0 .091 0-5-0 1-3-0 0-2-0 Lost 2 CS Sacramento 0 2 0 .000 0-2-0 0-0-0 0 8 1 .056 0-4-1 0-3-0 0-1-0 Lost 8


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