Oct. 3, 1997
No. 25 Bears Fall to No. 22 Dartmouth
STANFORD, Calif. -- The California Golden Bear men's soccer team fell to the No. 22 ranked Dartmouth Big Green in a 2-1 overtime contest in the first round of the Stanford Invitational Friday on New Maloney Field.
The Bears (5-2-1) put the first score on the board 77 minutes into the first half. In a game that was definitely defense-oriented, Cal finally broke through the Big Green backline when senior Adam Hunter nailed a 12-yard shot off a cross from freshman Kendall Simmonds.
Dartmouth rebounded quickly as junior Chris Dediick launched an unassisted riser past Cal goalkeeper Doug Brooks at 86:43. Regulation ended with the 1-1 tie, forcing the game into a sudden-death overtime.
Eleven minutes into the overtime, Big Green freshman Nicholas Magnuson broke free from a swarming Bear defense to knock in a shot for the 2-1 defeat. Dartmouth improved to 4-1-1 with the victory.
Cal will face Harvard in the final round of the Stanford Invitational Sunday at 11 a.m. on New Maloney Field in Stanford.
Score: New Maloney Field Stanford, Calif. California 0 1 0 1 Dartmouth 0 1 1 2 Scoring: Hunter (Simmonds) Cal 77:30; Dedicik (unassisted) DU 86:43; Magnuson (unassisted) DU 100:38 Shots: Cal 12 Dartmouth 10 Goalie Saves: Cal (Brooks) 4 Dartmouth (Nyman) 1 Records: Cal 5-2-1 Dartmouth 4-1-1