October 5, 1997
California Defeats Harvard, 5-0 in Men's Soccer
STANFORD, Calif. - The California Golden Bears mens soccer rebounded from a 2-1 overtime loss to Dartmouth in the first round of the Stanford Invitational to defeat the Harvard Crimson, 5-0, in the second and final round.
Cal was on fire offensively, scoring five goals on 22 shots. Five different Bears recorded goals in the shutout. Sophomore J.V. Ganal opened up the scoring when he made good on an unassisted shot at the 16-minute mark. Freshman Kendall Simmonds followed suit just 10 minutes later off a Justin Bell assist. Simmonds╣ goal was his second of the year, both coming in this tournament. Senior Jason Young took a cross from junior Matt Newmark at the far post for a score at 27:40 to round out the Bears first-half output.
In the second half, Cal sophomore Bell hit for his fifth goal of the year off a cross from senior Adam Hunter. Freshman Ramiro Arrendondo collected his first goal this season six minutes later. Bear goalkeeper Doug Brooks continued his standout play, recording his sixth shutout.
The Bears will hit the road this weekend to face Oregon State Friday, Oct. 10 at 3 p.m. and Washington Sunday, Oct. 12 at noon.
1 2 FINAL Harvard 0 0 0 California 3 2 5 Goals: Cal: Ganal 16:09; Simmonds (Bell) 26:08; Young (Newmark) 27:40; Bell (Hunter) 75:01; Arrendondo 81:00 Shots: Cal 22, Harvard 7 Saves: Cal (Brooks, Katz) 0, Harvard (Dupois) 6 Records: Cal 6-2-1 ;Harvard 2-4-2