Sept. 24, 1997
Cal Defeats Rival Pacific, 4-2
STOCKTON, Calif.--The California Golden Bears defeated the Pacific Tigers, 4-2, Wednesday in Stockton. The non-conference win improves the Bears record to 3-4 overall, while the Tigers fell to 1-6 on the season.
Both teams were held scoreless for the first 12 minutes of the half, until Cal junior Katherine Garofalo scored her first goal of the year to give the Bears the 1-0 first half lead with 18:17 remaining.
In the second half, Cal extended its lead to 2-0 on a goal by sophomore Catlin Braucht goal. But, 32 seconds later Beth Vechinski scored the first of her two goals in the match to narrow the gap to 2-1. Also in the second half, sophomore Megan Sainsbury and newcomer Kimber Joyce gave the Bears added insurance when they recorded their first goals of the season to up the score to 4-1. All of Calis goals were unassisted.
The Bear offense proved to be in working order as they outshot the Tigers 12-4. Senior Karen Hagan tallied three saves in the victory.
California 1 3 - 4 Pacific 0 2 - 2 SCORING: First Half Garofalo (unassisted) CAL 18:17 Second Half Braught (unassisted) CAL 31:49 Vechinski (unassisted) UOP 31:17 Sainsbury (unassisted) CAL 13:42 Vechinski (Wright, Garland) UOP 8:50 Joyce (unassisted) CAL 6:38 Shots: CAL: 12 UOP: 5 Saves: CAL (Karen Hagan 3, Sara Hoehn 1) 4 UOP (Sandy Jones) 6 Records: CAL 3-4 UOP 1-6