Will Betsy Hassett and the Bears be celebrating this afternoon? They just need to upset UCLA on the road. - Boris Streubel
And it has come down to this, basically 3 matches between 3 different teams in their last 3 matches to determine the Pac-12 Women's Soccer title (though each of the 3 all have to play USC as well). Who will reign supreme in Pac-12 Women's Soccer? Will it be the defending NCAA Champions, No. 1 ranked Stanfurd? Will it be 2nd ranked team in the country, UCLA? Or will it be a mild upset and be the currently No. 21st ranked California Golden Bears? Bears need a win today, going for 9 W's in a row, to stay in the hunt. ROLL ON YOU BEARS!
When: 3:00 PM PT
TV/Online: Pac-12 Networks (online for subscribers only)
Update: twitter (@CalWomensSoccer)
Winner of the past 8 straight, the Golden Bears (14-3, 7-1) are ranked either 10th or 21st (depending on the poll of your choice) and in prime position to possibly win the conference. Standing in their way today is No. 2 UCLA (14-0-2, 7-0-1).
For the Bears to keep their conference hope realistic, they would need a Win (and not just a draw) against UCLA and take care of business against Furd (14-1-1-, 8-0) next week, while not overlook U$C (5-8-3, 2-4-2) on Sunday [apparently there may be an online stream of Sunday's game].
In addition to the 8 game win streak, the Bears also possess a perfect 7-0 record on the road this season. Last years, the Bears played the Bruins to a 0-0 draw in Berkeley.
Last week in Cal Women's Soccer: Bears swept the Washington schools at home by the scores of 2-1 over UDub and 3-2 over Wazzu. Betsy Hassett (pictured) scored two goals last weekend.
The last two weekend of Pac-12 Women's Soccer should be rather exciting. Beside the conference title, a win would also go a long way toward the Bears' NCAA seeding. So be sure to check out this one brightest spot of the Cal Fall sports of 2012.