Cal beats Stanford in first half of Grand Clasico
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Juan Martinez and the Bears play at the farm Sunday.
BERKELEY – The California men’s soccer team returns to the action of the Pac-12 Conference when they play at Stanford on Sunday at 5 p.m. in the Big Clasico’s first round on the farm. The Pac-12 networks will broadcast the game.
The Golden Bears are 2-5-1 (0-2-0 Pac-12) going into Sunday, while Stanford is 3-4-1 (0-2-0 Pac-12).
The rivals will meet for the second time on November 11 at 1 p.m. in the regular season finale at Edwards Stadium in Berkeley. This match will also be broadcast on the Pac-12 networks.
Live stats from Sunday’s Cal-Stanford game are available by clicking here, and fans can follow Twitter updates for all Cal games at @CalMSoc. Click here to access the Pac-12 networks.
Last time: bears fall to lions
Cal faced 11th overall Loyola Marymount for most of the non-conference game on September 24 at Edwards Stadium. But a 82nd-minute strike from the Lions’ Narcisco Cervantes meant a 1-0 loss for the Bears.
Wyatt meyer had Cal’s last best chance, firing a rocket from the top of the box that LMU goalkeeper Jacob Jackson saved in the 88th minute. Goalkeeper Collin travasos made two saves for the Bears.
- Evan davila (2 goals, 3 assists) leads the team in points (7) and assists.
- Jack Singer leads the Bears in goals (3) and second in points (6).
- Midfielder / attacker Wyatt meyer has two goals and an assist and is third in points (5).
- Goalkeeper Collin travasos has a 1.43 goals against average after starting three games.
- Goalkeeper Chris Gustave, who started the first five games, has a cumulative average of 1.48.
- Kevin grimes, five-time Pac-12 Coach of the Year and Cal’s all-time leader with 210 wins, is in his 22nd season as head coach of the Bears.
About the Cardinal
- In its last two games, both at home, Stanford beat UC Irvine 2-0 on September 23 and lost to Saint Mary’s 1-0 in double overtime on September 27.
- Forward / midfielder Ousseni Bouda leads Stanford in points (10) and assists (6).
- Bouda, forward Zach Ryan, midfielder Will Richmond and defender Andrew Aprahamian punctuate the Cardinal in goals (2 each).
- Goalkeeper Matt Frank is 0.67 GPA in seven games.
- Jeremy Gunn is in his 10th year as Stanford head coach.
Singer, Davila hired to play in wins
Jack Singer won the Pac-12 Player of the Week honor, was named Best Soccer Team of the Week and was named Gatorade Athlete of the Month by Cal Athletics after scoring three goals to lead Cal to victory over Dixie State on September 3. and UNLV on September 5. This is the San Francisco native’s first Pac-12 weekly prize and 40th for the Golden Bears program. Evan davila won an honorable mention for the soccer team of the week in the best drawer for their exploits in both games.
Singer, a junior who played as a defenseman, midfielder and forward early in the season, scored the game winner in Cal’s 2-0 win over Dixie State in the home opener. He went on to score Cal’s first and third goals in a 4-3 win over UNLV also at Edwards Stadium.
Davila assisted on Singer’s goal against Dixie State and scored Cal’s second, then the second scored his second goal of the season against UNLV.
Midfielder Fernando Andrade writes Fer Play, Cal’s men’s football blog at CalBears.com. A political science major aspiring to do a double major with business administration, Andrade gives insight and details behind the scenes of the Bears during this unprecedented spring regular season. Click here to read Iron Play.
The next time
Cal returns to Edwards Stadium for a pair of conference games against Oregon State on October 7 at 2 p.m. and against Washington on October 10 at 12 p.m. Both matches will be broadcast on the Pac-12 networks.
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