Aug. 31, 1997
Cal Opens Season with 5-2 Win over Utah in Women's Soccer
Livermore, Calif. -- Five different Golden Bears netted goals and the University of California women's soccer team defeated the University of Utah, 5-2, in Saturday's second game of the Adidas/Lady Foot Locker Classic played at Robertson Park in Livermore, Calif.
Courtney Carroll, Stacey Mallison, Ashlee Hunt, Kim Brown and Natalie Stuhlmueller each recorded one goal a piece and Utah sophomore Staci Burt tallied a pair for the Utes to provide the final result.
Burt got the Utes out to an early 1-0 lead, scoring her first goal only eight minutes into the contest. The Bears responded quickly, however, as Carroll and Mallison each registered a goal to put Cal up by a 2-1 margin at the half.
Hunt, opened the second half scoring with a goal at the 51-minute mark to put Cal up 3-1, and the Bears looked to be pulling away. But Burt's second goal, in the 64th-minute, brought Utah with in one, and with plenty of time remaining, the game's outcome was still in doubt.
Cal put the game on ice when Brown's header, off a cross from Stuhlmueller, beat Utah goalkeeper Tawni Martineau with eight minutes remaining to put the Bears up 4-2. Stuhlmueller added the Bears fifth and final goal of the evening on an unassisted breakaway two minutes later to conclude the scoring.
Cal wraps up the Adidas/Lady Foot Locker Classic Sunday evening with a 7:00 p.m. match versus Northwestern (0-1).
1 2 F Utah 1 1 2 California 2 3 5 Goal Assist Time Burt (Utah) Hatch 8:00 Carroll (Cal) Mallison 17:00 Mallison (Cal) Brown 30:00 Hunt (Cal) Strocco 51:00 Burt (Utah) Tipton 64:00 Brown (Cal) Stuhlmueller, Medina 82:00 Stuhlmueller (Cal) Unassisted 82:00 Goalkeepers Shots/Saves Records Martineau (Utah) 21-4 Cal 1-0 Stephenson (Cal) 4-0 Utah 0-1 Ronick (Cal) 0-0