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Cal v. Coastal Carolina NCAA Men's Soccer Photo Essay

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IN WHICH I STEAL NAM'S SHTICK!

I crossed another sport off of my list by going to Cal men's soccer last week. I was there with Golden Oso, CalBear81, and NorCalNick. Plus, other non-blog people who probably live more emotionally fulfilling lives than ours.

Normally, when I do these photo essays, I like to try to weave a narrative. However, I really don't know soccer. At all. I have made and will continue to make a significant amount of jokes about how boring it is. And it is. But the bottom line is I can't necessarily provide a lot of insight, because I just don't know. Cal seemed to outplay Coastal Carolina, but they only scored 1 goal. They ended up with more shots and had more opportunities, but it was just that one goal.

I have a bunch of photos here and valued reader CalBear81 has a bunch of YouTube videos. Between the photos and the videos, it's like you were there! Unless you were. In which case, GO BEARS!

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This guy led some cheers. The atmosphere was pretty nice. Fairly packed crowd. Marching band in attendance. Fans were really to go ballistic, but since Cal only scored 1 goal, there weren't tons of opportunities to go crazy. When Cal would get a shot on goal, the fans would get ready to explode...but hey. You can see that in the videos (which show a lot of the shots on goal).



Here are some photos/videos/GIFs of the goal!


And a wall!





After the game ended, the players all shook hands and then the Cal players came over and did a "GO" and "BEARS" back and forth with the fans. Lots of excitement.


I do not know what's going on here!

GO BEARS! The next game is against Maryland and it is this Saturday at 1:30 PM. I foolishly made lunch plans a week or so ago and may not be able to go. ARGGHHH!!! Hope you can make it out. GO BEARS! BEAT THE TERPS!