Sept. 28, 1997
Bears Open Conference with Win over Sac State, 1-0
BERKELEY, Calif. -- The California Golden Bears men's soccer opened its Mountain Pacific Sports Federation play with a 1-0 defeat over the Sacramento State Hornets Sunday on Witter Field.
Although both squads were held scoreless throughout the first half, Cal (5-1-1) dominated the game offensively, outshooting the Hornets 23-12.
In the second half, freshman Kendall Simmonds put the Bears on the scoreboard, 1-0, with his first collegiate goal. He netted a left-footed, five-yard shot off a cross from sophomore Tim Castillo at the 61 minute-mark.
Sophomore goalkeeper Doug Brooks posted his fifth shutout in seven outings and earned seven saves in the Cal victory. Sophomore defender Derrick Dyslin and sweeper Chris Sawicki played solid defense throughout the match, holding Sac State scoreless.
The Bears will travel to the Stanford Invitational this weekend, Oct. 3-5. They will meet Dartmouth in the first round on Friday, Oct. 3 at 2 p.m. On Sunday, Oct. 5, Cal will face Harvard in an 11 a.m. match.
1 2 FINAL Sac State 0 0 0 California 0 1 1 Goals Cal: Simmonds (Castillo) 61:00 Shots: Cal 23, Sac State 12 Saves: Cal (Brooks) 7, Sac State (Duncan) 5 Records: Cal 5-1-1 (1-0-0); Sac State 1-8-0 (0-3-0)