Nov. 6, 2012
BERKELEY - California closes its regular season with the home half of the Bay Area Derby with Stanford at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9, at Edwards Stadium. Prior to the match, the Golden Bears will honor their six seniors - Kyle Marsh, Michael Munoz, Ted Jones, John Fitzpatrick, Tony Salciccia and Kyle Lunt - who will play in their final regular-season home game as part of Senior Day. The Bears bring an 8-6-3 record (3-4-2 in the Pac-12) into the battle with their archrival, which has an 8-8-1 (4-41 Pac-12) record.
Cal has a 21-22-9 record in the all-time series with Stanford.
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Stanford routed San Diego State, 4-0, on Nov. 3 in San Diego in its last match; the Cardinal previously lost at No. 4/5 UCLA, 2-1, in double overtime
Adam Jahn leads Stanford in points (24), goals (10), assists (4) and game-winning goals (3)
Junior goalie Drew Hutchins holds a 1.21 GAA in 16 starts
Jeremy Gunn is in his first season as Stanford's head coach; he earned the NSCAA Coach of the Year award after leading UNC-Charlotte to an NCAA runner-up finish in 2011
Last Time Against Stanford
Both teams created their share of chances in what looked to be a 0-0 first half, until, with 18 seconds remaining, Dersu Abolfathi crossed from the flank to Batteer, who headed in his first goal past diving sophomore goalkeeper Kevin Peach. Stanford took that 1-0 lead into halftime.
Cal outshot Stanford, 9-8, in the first half, forcing Cardinal goalie Drew Hutchins into making five saves.
At 78:09, Bobby Edwards crossed to Batteer, who again headed past Peach to give Stanford its 2-0 lead.
Cal's last best chance came in the 84th minute. Senior midfielder Tony Salciccia took a corner kick and found sophomore forward Stefano Bonomo on the near post. At a difficult angle, Bonomo flicked the header across the goal mouth and wide of the goal at 83:35.
At 89:39, with Cal's last shot on the night, Salciccia shot wide.
The Bears outshot the Cardinal, 19-16, though 90 minutes. Peach made four saves, while Hutchins made seven. Stanford recorded 22 fouls to Cal's 16.
Birnbaum Named Finalist for Senior CLASS Award Cal defender and co-captain Steve Birnbaum was named one of 10 finalists for the 2012 Senior CLASS Award, which honors student-athletes who excel both on and off the field. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence - community, classroom, character and competition.
An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School ®, the Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.
Nationwide fan voting begins immediately to help select the winner. Fans are encouraged to vote on the Senior CLASS Award website through Nov. 19. Fans can vote on that page - and vote once per day - through midnight CT on the final day of voting. Fan votes will be combined with media and Division I head coaches' votes to determine the winner.
The Senior CLASS Award winners will be announced during the 2012 NCAA Men's College Cup, which will take place Dec. 7 and 9 in Hoover, Ala.
Bonomo Honored Twice for Heroics Against Duquesne, LMU
Bonomo scored twice in Cal's 4-1 rout of Duquesne on Sept. 21 at Edwards Stadium. He scored an eighth-minute goal in the Bears' 1-0 win over Loyola Marymount on Sept. 23 on Goldman Field.
This is the second time that has been Cal honored by CSN and Muscle Milk this season, as senior midfielder Tony Salciccia earned CSN Team of the Week recognition for the week ending Sept. 9 and collected the Muscle Milk award after he scored the winner in the 2-1 season opener against Santa Clara on Aug. 24.
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