Nov. 7, 1997
Bears Down Cal State Northridge
BERKELEY, Calif. - The California men's soccer team (11-6-1) defeated Cal State Northridge, 1-0, Friday on Witter Field in the Bears regular season final game.
The two squads played to a scoreless tie for the first 45 minutes of play, despite Cal outshooting the Matadors, 9-1 (20-6 for the game). But senior Adam Hunter broke the scoring draught, producing the game-winning goal with just 11 minutes left to play in the second half. Hunter, the team's leading scorer, took a high cross from sophomore Tim Castillo at the 79-minute mark and headed the ball in for the 1-0 victory. With the goal, Hunter secured third place on Cal's career records with 26 career goals. He also holds the fifth spot for career assists with 16.
Backup goalkeeper Matt Katz started his first game of the season, as sophomore Doug Brooks sat out the game, and recorded his first shutout. Castillo and sophomore Derrick Dyslin turned in outstanding defensive play.
The Bears return to action Sunday at 3 p.m. in an exhibition match against the San Jose Clash.
1 2 FINAL Cal State Northridge 0 0 -- 0 California 0 1 -- 1Goals: Cal-- Hunter (Castillo) 79:00
Shots: CSUN 6, Cal 20
Saves: CSUN (Perez) 7, Cal (Katz) 1
Records: CSUN 4-11-1; Cal 11-6-1