No. 6 Cal ended No. 7 Wake Forest’s 10-game unbeaten streak with a 1-0 shutout Friday afternoon at Edwards Stadium. The Golden Bears improved to 7-2-1 with their third victory of the season over a top-10 program. The Demon Deacons dropped to 9-1-1.
“Wake Forest is a very good team,” said Cal head coach Kevin Boyd. “They were undefeated coming in, and I anticipate that they’ll do very well in the ACC. Any time we can beat an out-of-region ranked team, and an ACC one at that, that’s a big win.”
Senior midfielder Carly Fuller netted her latest game-winning goal against Wake Forest in the 69th minute. Cal freshman midfielder Jamie Mangiardi, who started her first collegiate game Friday, passed the ball to junior midfielder Kim Yokers, who found Fuller from about 15 yards out. Fuller’s shot rolled off the far post and into the back of the net for her fourth goal of the year.
During Fuller’s freshman season at Duke, she scored the golden goal in a 3-2 win over the Deacons 30 seconds into overtime.
“Carly is playing very well right now,” said Boyd. “Last weekend, she was probably our top performer. She had another great game today and got the goal.”
Cal redshirt junior goalkeeper Sani Post recorded five saves to help the Bears preserve their fourth shutout of the season. The biggest of her saves came in the 86th minute when she snared Alena Thom’s diving header.
The Bears had several good chances to score in the first half, including two quality shots from freshman forward Tracy Hamm in the 10th and 25th minutes, but Wake Forest goalkeeper Erin Regan came up with one of her seven saves.