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Cal Men's Soccer at Stanford Cardinal (Bay Area Derby) on Pac-12 Networks Gamethread

It's time for part 1 (the away leg) of the Bay Area Derby, can the Golden Bears make Palo Alto a Bear Territory?

Golden Bears will look to conquer Stanford tonight on the soccer pitch.
Golden Bears will look to conquer Stanford tonight on the soccer pitch.
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No.18 Cal Men's Soccer (8-3-0, 2-2 in the Pac-12) at No.13 Stanford Cardinal (7-2-1, 2-1-1 in the Pac-12)

When: 7 pm PT

TV: Pac-12 Networks

Updates: Check the comment section here + CGB Twitter (@GoldenBlog)

Yes, yours truly will be on the scene to witness and hopefully update (assuming internet connection) the action from Part 1 of the Bay Area Derby. Can the high scoring (top in the nation!) Golden Bears get their customary 3 goals (or more!) against our biggest rival?

Like Cal Football, Cal Men's Soccer is good at scoring with 3 goals per game average. Sadly, the Bears also concedes 2 goals per game to their opponents, which is about twice that of 'Furd, for whatever that's worth.

It's a close fight for the top of the Pac-12 conference, the Golden Bears are merely a point out of the logjam for first place with a game to go before the halfway point.

Pac-12 men's soccer table

Teams Pts Conf Overall
WASHINGTON 7 2-1-1 9-2-1
STANFORD 7 2-1-1 7-2-1
UCLA 10 3-1-1 8-3-3
CALIFORNIA 6 2-2-0 8-3-0
OREGON STATE 4 1-3-1 8-5-1
SAN DIEGO STATE 3 1-3-0 7-6-0

In the all-time match up between the two schools, 'Furd has a slim 24-22-8 lead. Sadly, 'Furd only pulled ahead recently thanks to a 4-1-1 record in the last 6 meetings against the Bears. Cal's last victory at 'Furd came in 2010 (so we're due).