Hoosiers Down Bears, 3-1
Indiana Wins California-adidas Foot Locker Tourney
BERKELEY, Calif.--The Indiana Hoosiers remained undefeated with a 3-1 win over the California Golden Bears Sunday in the championship match of the California-adidas Foot Locker Tournament. In the day's earlier game, the San Francisco Dons upset the Stanford Cardinal, 1-0.
Indiana (18-0-0) jumped out to an early 1-0 lead when Aleskey Korol hit for the opening goal with a left-foot shot at the 29:55 mark. Despite outshooting the Hoosiers 7-2 in the first half, Cal (10-6-1) entered the break down, 1-0. In the second half, Indiana went up, 2-0, on a goal by Dema Kovalenko in the 58th minute off an assist by Koral. Cal's Juan Luis Romero cut into the lead with an unassisted goal at 69:25. The Hoosiers proved their number one ranking when Vuri Lavrenenko netted a goal with less than four minutes left in the game to win the game, 4-1.
Stanford (13-2-2) suffered its second loss of the season in the earlier game. San Francisco's Inge Klevberg scored the game-winner at the 86-minute mark off a cross from Keith Ratzburg to give the Dons the 1-0 victory. Stanford goalkeeper Adam Zapala was scored off of for only the sixth time the season.
SUMMARY 1 2 FINAL Indiana 1 2 -- 3 California 0 1 -- 1 Goals: IU-- Korol (Lavrinenko, Guardi) 29:55 IU-- Kovalenko (Korol) 58:47 Cal-- Romero 69:25 IU-- Lavrinenko (Parrish) 86:40 Shots: IU 12, Cal 12 Saves: IU (DiGuardi) 5, Cal (Brooks) 4 Records: IU 18-0-0; Cal 10-6-1 SUMMARY Stanford 0 0 -- 0 San Francisco 0 1 -- 1 Goals: USF-- Klevberg (Ratzburg) 86:00 Shots: Stanford 9, USF 9 Saves: Stanford (Zapala) 3; USF (Vaughn) 3 Records: Stanford (13-2-2), USF (9-9-0)
1997 California-adidas Foot Locker All-Tournament Team