Oct. 18, 2012
BERKELEY - The University of California field hockey team (5-8, 1-3) will look for its first road win of the season when they head to the road for two non-conference matches in North Carolina. They will play a match Friday, Oct. 19 at 3 p.m. against the Duke Blue Devils and then head to play the Wake Forest Demon Deacons Sunday, Oct. 21 at 9 a.m.
Split vs. Tigers
California played back to back games against the Pacific Tigers last weekend and split the pair. On Friday, Oct. 12, the Golden Bears put together one of their best games of the season, downing the Tigers, 5-0. Sophomore midfielder Lara Kruggel scored all five Golden Bear goals, and junior midfielder Shannon Elmitt notched four assists. On Sunday, Oct. 14, the Bears traveled to Stockton and dropped the match to the Tigers, 2-1. Kruggel scored the lone goal for the Bears.
In the Cage
Goalies Joelle van Hoorn and Courtney Hendrickson have allowed just 22 goals this season in 13 games, compiling a GAA of 1.61 and a save percentage of .776. Van Hoorn's GAA of 1.59 and save percentage of .778 are first in the NorPac. Nationally, the GAA is good for 16th and her save percentage ranks 9th. The team GAA is second in the NorPac and the team save percentage leads it. Van Hoorn and Hendrickson combined for the Bears' fourth shut out of the season in Friday's match vs. Pacific.
Kruggel Dominating the NorPac
Sophomore midfielder Lara Kruggel leads the Bears on the season with 15 goals through 13 games. The 15 goals also tie her for seventh on Cal's single season record list for goals. She also now has scored 23 career goals, placing her one behind Andrea Lo for eleventh on the all-time career list. The 15 goals are good for first place in the NorPac (T-7th nationally). Last years NorPac Rookie of the Year also leads the NorPac with 1.15 goals per game (6th nationally), first with 2.46 points per game (8th nationally), and leads the league with 32 total points. Kruggel is third in the league with 72 shots. Kruggel and the Bears are third in the league in scoring margin at +.73.
Kennedy, Elmitt Climb the Record Books
When she earned her fourth assist of the season on Friday against Pacific, senior defender Deanna Kennedy
claimed first place in the record book with 36 career assists. Junior midfielder Shannon Elmitt
is also etching her name in the books, her six assists this year give her 24 for her career to place her in seventh in the record books. Elmitt's .55 assists per game rank her 33rd nationally and first in the conference. The six assists are the second highest total in conference and highest on the team.