LIVE BLOG: Cal vs Liberty (10:30am PT)
California opens the NorPac Tournament against top-seeded Liberty in Lynchburg, Va. A live video stream is also available at http://www.liberty.edu/flames/index.cfm?SPSID=749423&SPID=126512&DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=30100&PID=28636. Check back at this page regularly for updates.
10:30 a.m. (PT) - The Bears starting lineup today is: GK (Hendrickson), D (Swartz, Goni, Gibbens, Swensen), M (Kruggel, Marazzo, Elmitt), F (S. Earle, A. Earle, O'Reilly).
10:32 a.m. (PT) - Andrea Earle returning to action after missing the past few weeks to injury.
10:35 a.m. (PT) - A penalty corner for the Flames ends in a save by NorPac West Defensive Player of the Year Courtney Hendrickson.
10:46 a.m. (PT) - A majority of play in the midfield currently before Liberty is able to sneak one into the goal via Jordan Richardson. Paced down the left side, took a strike that snuck through the near-side post and in. Liberty 1, Cal 0
10:54 a.m. (PT) - Liberty with four shots in the game as California looks to begin taking control of the offensive action.
10:56 a.m. (PT) - A penalty corner awarded to Cal that Shannon Elmitt takes. Shot by Lara Kruggel is deflected out of bounds.
10:58 a.m. (PT) - A shot by Liberty on their own penalty corner is saved by Hendrickson and cleared by Michaela Swensen.
11:00 a.m. (PT) - Hendrickson slides out to prevent another opportunity for the Flames, but Liberty will be awarded a penalty corner.
11:01 a.m. (PT) - Liberty adds another goal in the 30th minute to take a 2-0 lead. Hendirckson saved a first attempt by Doolittle that goes to Sarah Gipe for the poke into the back of the cage.
11:10 a.m. (PT) - Halftime in Lynchburg and the top-seeded host Liberty Flames hold a 2-0 lead over the Golden Bears.
11:20 a.m. (PT) - The second half is underway.
11:24 a.m. (PT) - GOAL GOLDEN BEARS! Jordan O'Reilly scores with an assist from Shannon Elmitt. Elmitt took a pass from Andrea Earle down the left slide and slid it past the GK before O'Reilly got the final tap. Liberty 2, Cal 1
11:39 a.m. (PT) - The Bears still looking for an equalizer as Liberty attacks on a penalty corner.
11:40 a.m. (PT) - Hendrickson with a save on the shot attempt.
11:59 a.m. (PT) - Final score of Liberty 3, California 1