Cal men fall 1-0 to Southern Methodist
The California men’s soccer team (1-2-1) took their second loss of the season this afternoon against #7 (Soccertimes) Southern Methodist (2-1-1) at Edwards Stadium.
SMU’s Diego Walsh scored the only goal needed in the game less than two minutes into the second half off of an assist by Duke Hashimoto. The 10-yard shot fired into the left corner of the box, out of reach for senior Bear goalie Josh Saunders. Saunders recorded four saves for the day, to SMU’s keeper, T.J. Tomasso’s five.
Cal was out shot in the match, nine to the Mustangs 14, yet both teams managed to get off five shots on goal in the effort.
Cal field hockey shuts out Indiana
The California field hockey team (4-1) celebrated their third victory of the season Sunday afternoon in Bloomington, IN as they beat Indiana (1-3) 1-0.
Cal got the on the board at the 57:51 mark. Hoosier goalkeeper Molly Pulkrabek came out to stop Cal’s Stephanie Lyons, but Lyons dished it off to senior Michelle Wald. Wald took advantage of the empty net and lifted it high into the back of the cage. The goal was Wald’s second of the year.
The Hoosiers would not go down without a fight though and had numerous opportunities in the final minutes of the game, but could not capitalize.
The Hoosiers got a penalty corner at the 63-minute mark. Sophomore Ryan Woolsey made the stick-stop, and sophomore Kayla Bashore took the ball and moved right. Her shot was on goal, but Cal’s Kelly Knapp came up with one of her eight saves as she dove to push the ball out.
Wald led Cal in shots as she took five of Cal’s 12 on the afternoon. Others collecting shots include juniors Nora Feddersen (4) and Erin Booth (1) and freshmen Kiely Schmidt (1) and Alana Smith (1).
The first half was one mark by missed opportunity for both squads. Both Knapp and Pulkrabek came up big in goal. Knapp denied five Hoosier shots, while Pulkrabek was able to knock away three Golden Bear shots.