Oct. 12, 2012
BERKELEY - California will look for its first NorPac win of the season when trade off against their NorPac West foe, the University of the Pacific Tigers. They will play a match Friday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. and then travel to Stockton on Sunday, Oct. 14 for a rematch at 1 p.m.
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California took to the road last week and split a pair of matches in University Park, Pa. They won their first contest against the Robert Morris University Colonials, 2-0. Rachelle Comeau scored the game winner and Caroline Struijk added a goal for the Golden Bears. Cal was defeated in its second match against the Penn State Nittany Lions, 6-2. Lara Kruggel and Lauren Livingston earned tallies for the Golden Bears.
In the Cage
Goalies Joelle can Hoorn and Courtney Hendrickson have allowed just 20 goals this season in eleven games, compiling a GAA of 1.72 and a save percentage of .750. Van Hoorn's GAA of 1.68 and save percentage of .760 are first in the NorPac. Nationally, the GAA is good for 24th and her save percentage ranks 13th. The team GAA leads the league. Van Hoorn earned her third shutout in Friday's game vs. RMU, and notched a career high 17 saves against PSU. She was named the NorPac West Defensive Player of the Week for her performance. It is the third time this season she has won the weekly award.
Sophomore midfielder Lara Kruggel leads the Bears on the season with nine goals through eleven games. Kruggel's ninth goal, scored on Friday, equaled a new season best, beating her total of eight from last season. The nine goals are good for second place in the NorPac. Last years NorPac Rookie of the Year also is second in the NorPac with .82 goals per game, first with 1.82 points per game, and is third in the league with 20 total points. Kruggel is fourth in the league with 48 shots. Kruggel and the Bears are third in the league in scoring margin at +.52.
Kennedy Atop the Record Books
When she earned her third assist of the season on Friday against Robert Morris, senior defender Deanna Kennedy moved into a tie with Golden Bear alumna Rachel Moffit for first place in the record book with 36 career assists. Her three assists this season are tied with fellow senior defender Laura Spellman for tops on the team. Junior midfielder Shannon Elmitt is also etching her name in the books, her two assists this year give her 20 for her career to place her in eighth in the record books.
THE LAST MEETING
September 25, 2011
No. 12 California Blanks Pacific
The No. 12 California Golden Bears blanked Pacific Tigers, 4-0, in NorPac play on Sunday. Senior defender Erin Magill had a goal and an assist in the victory.