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Sans Schott, Cal women fall to No. 6 Cardinal

Daily Planet Wire Services
Monday October 29, 2001

STANFORD - No. 22 Cal fought a strong battle against No. 6 Stanford but lost 2-1 Sunday afternoon at Maloney Field. The Golden Bears fell to 10-5-1 (2-3 Pac-10) after losing their third-straight game, while the Cardinal improved to 12-1-1 (5-0).  

Cal played the entire game without All-American striker Laura Schott, who is still suffering the affects of a concussion she sustained Oct. 19 against Washington. The Bears also lost starting left back Kim Stocklmeir in the first half with a right ankle injury.  

Without two key players for all or most of the game, the Bears kept the game scoreless until the 68th minute when the Cardinal capitalized on a Cal defensive miscue. The Cardinal dented the scoreboard at 67:09 when Callie Withers headed in a Marcie Ward corner kick. Stanford was awarded the corner kick shortly after Cal goalkeeper Mallory Moser threw an errant pass directly to a Stanford player.  

Less than three minutes later, another Cal defensive breakdown led to Stanford’s second goal. Bear defender Kathleen Cain headed a ball to forward Marcia Wallis, who beat Moser on a one-on-one opportunity.  

The Bears didn’t quit, as they put four players up top for the final 10 minutes of the game. At the 87:43 mark, forward Krysti Whalen took a pass from midfielder Brittany Kirk and fired it past Cardinal goalkeeper Carrie Walsh to avert the shutout. The goal was Whalen’s second of the season.  

Stanford outshot Cal, 15-5. Yokers led the Bears with three shots. Moser matched her career high with six saves.  

Cal will be faced with additional personnel problems in its next game against Arizona on Friday. Central midfielder Kim Yokers was assessed her fifth yellow card of the season today and must miss the game against the Wildcats.