Cal brings a six-game unbeaten run to games at UNLV, Vs. Penn
BERKELEY — Cal is looking to continue his six-game unbeaten streak when the Bears take on UNLV and Penn this week. The Bears take on the Rebels in Las Vegas on Thursday at 6:30 p.m., followed by a tilt against the Quakers on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at Edwards Stadium.
Cal didn’t concede a goal last week when the Bears scored shutouts against Cal State Fullerton and Santa Clara. Angelina Anderson was named Pac-12 Goalie of the Week while SydneyCollins was named Pac-12 Defenseman of the Week as the duo helped limit the opponent to just four shots on goal, all of which Anderson saved.
The Bears’ defense has been fantastic so far in 2022 as the Bears have allowed just 20 shots on target in their seven competitions, just 2.9 shots per game. Cal hasn’t allowed an opponent to score more than once in a game this year, accounting for three shutouts.
This will be only the second meeting between Cal and UNLV, since the two schools last met in 2001 when the Bears won 3-1. Penn is another unusual opponent as Cal has only faced the Ivy League school three times, the last time being in 2012. The Bears are 3-0 all-time against the Quakers.
The two games will conclude non-conference play for the Bears. Sunday’s home game will be a doubleheader with the men’s soccer team as the women play at 1:00 p.m., followed by the men’s game against UCLA at 4:00 p.m
Angelina Anderson and SydneyCollins were named Pac-12 goaltender and defender of the week on September 12. The duo helped the Bears end the week without giving up a goal. Cal held shutouts against Cal State Fullerton and Santa Clara. Anderson made four saves while Collins fielded the defense that allowed just four shots on target in two games.
Kelly Roy started the season in style, scoring twice in Cal’s win over UC San Diego. It was the first time a bear had had a multi-goal game in nearly three years, with the most recent being on September 6, 2019 Emma Westin scored twice against USD. Roy followed up with a long-range shot in Cal’s tie against USF when she landed a shot from 25 yards that hit the side netting in the 78th minute and secured the tie.
Roy also scored a goal in Cal’s exhibition match against the China national team, which drew Cal 2–2 against the team ranked 16th in FIFA rankings.
Cal has had one of the best defenses in the country so far this season. They’ve only allowed 20 shots on target this season, just 2.9 shots on target per game. Cal hasn’t conceded more than one goal in any game this year and has had three shutouts in the season. The Bears have given up just four goals in seven games.
A PLUS ANGIE
Angelina Anderson At 215 in her career, she is now fifth on Cal’s all-time save list. Anderson also has 23 career shutouts and is third on the all-time shutouts list, having recorded shutouts against Saint Mary’s, Cal State Fullerton and Santa Clara.
Anderson was named 2019 National Freshman of the Year, as well as Pac-12 Goalkeeper of the Year and Freshman of the Year. She was the first player to win both Freshman of the Year and Goalkeeper of the Year in the conference. She was honored as a second-team All-Pac-12 in 2020-21 and a third-team in 2021 for proving to be one of the top shotstoppers in the nation.
The Bears are bringing back most of the squad that played in the 2021 season. The squad ended the season with a three-win improvement over the previous season.
For the 2022 season, 30 players from last year’s squad are returning and just five players who saw minutes last year are leaving. Cal brings back 149 starts from last year’s team. Cal is also bringing back 14 of the 15 players who scored last year, including 17 of the 18 goals and all 17 assists.
The Bears are returning student-athletes who have combined 352 starts and 626 games in their Cal careers.
OUTSTANDING OF THE U20 WORLD CUP
Cal sophomore Ayo Oke and newbie Teagan Wy competed with Team USA at the U20 World Cup this August. The duo were selected for the team after playing numerous age groups with the national team and impressing all spring.
Oke played in two games for the United States while Wy served as a backup goaltender.
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