UPDATED: Highlights from the Pac-12 Networks
CALIFORNIA GOLDEN BEARS (7-0-3, 0-0-1) vs. ARIZONA STATE SUN DEVILS (6-3-0, 1-0-0 Pac-12)
Friday, Oct. 4 |2 p.m.
Goldman Field at Edwards Stadium | Berkeley
TV: PAC-12 NETWORKS | Live Stats: CalBears.com
Twitter Updates: @CalWomensSoccer
- For a glimpse of what has been happening with Cal Olympic Sports in the past week, check out my weekly recap here.
The Bears will look to get their first conference win of the season after their Pac-12 opener against Utah in Salt Lake City resulted in a scoreless tie. Bears did bounce back from that match by beating University of San Francisco via a decisive 3-0 result.
Offensively, the Bears are led by Ifeoma Onumonu and her team high 16 points (7 goals and 2 assists). Behind her is Sam Witteman, who scored a hat trick in the Bears' last appearance on the Pac-12 Networks (win over St. Mary) and has 6 goals and 3 assists, and Kaitlyn Fitzpatrick with 4 goals and 4 assists. At goal for the Bears is Emily Kruger.
Arizona State is coached by Kevin Boyd, a former Cal head coach who had led the Bears to a 12 game undefeated streak back in 2000. The Sun Devils defeated USC 1-0 to open their conference play.
Cal Women's Soccer in the Rankings:
With a 7-0-3 record, the Golden Bears are ranked in the current polls (for play through Sept. 29, 2013):
NSCAA - 11
SoccerTimes - 11
TopDrawerSoccer - 13
CollegeSportsMadness - 13
Soccer America - 15
BennettRank - 19
Up Next for the Bears:
Bears host the other Arizona school, University of Arizona, on Sunday at 1 PM. That game is not on the Pac-12 Networks, but local fans should definitely go check that game out in person, follow by the exciting showdown of No.1 Cal Men's Soccer against No.3 Washington (that match will be on the Pac-12 Networks).