Nov. 8, 2002
BERKELEY, Calif. (Nov. 8) - Battling severe weather conditions in Berkeley, the University of Arizona women's soccer team lost to California, 4-1, on Friday. The Wildcats slipped to 6-11-1 overall and 1-7-0 in Pac-10 play, and the Golden Bears, who are ranked 21st in this week's Soccer America Top 25, improved to 10-7-1 overall and 3-5-0 in conference action.
Arizona held off the Bears for nearly 23 minutes before Cal's Laura Schott broke the shutout at 22:57 with the first of what would become three goals for the game. In the 32nd minute, Wildcat redshirt freshman Courtney Moseley (Redondo Beach, Calif./Bishop Montgomery HS) tied the game when her corner kick went directly into the Cal goal. At the time, Moseley was playing in the backfield in place of sophomore defender Vanesha Bailey (Las Vegas, Nev./Cimarron-Memorial HS), who went down early in the match with a concussion.
The tie didn't last long, as Schott sent the Bears ahead for good with her second goal at 40:59. Dania Cabello scored Cal's third goal in the 59th minute, and Schott completed her hat trick just one minute later.
Cal out-shot Arizona, 17-8, for the game and had a 12-3 advantage in shots on-goal. Redshirt freshman goalkeeper Natalie Juarez (Claremont, Calif. HS) tallied four saves while playing all 90 minutes in the nets for the Cats.
"Vanesha went down early, and when you lose a player of her caliber, it rattles even the most seasoned team," said head coach Cathy Klein. "Courtney did a great job back there in Vanesha's place, and Natalie had a good day in-goal for us. Cal has the best forward in the Pac-10 in Laura Schott - she was dangerous the entire game. Cal is a great team. When you think that, prior to this game, Cal had just two Pac-10 wins and we had one - that shows that the Pac-10 is indeed the best soccer conference in the country.
"Now we just need to refocus our energies, get back to work and get ready to face No. 1 Stanford on Sunday. We just have to take this as another learning experience this season."
Arizona wraps up the 2002 season against top-ranked Stanford on Sunday, Nov. 10, at 1 p.m. PST in Palo Alto.
1 2 F Arizona 1 0 1 California 2 2 4
Cal - Laura Schott (Lucy Brining) - 22:57
Arizona - Courtney Moseley (unassisted) - 31:01
Cal - Laura Schott (Krysti Whalen) - 40:59
Cal - Dania Cabello (Laura Schott) - 58:10
Cal - Laura Schott (Dania Cabello) - 59:07
Shots: Arizona - 8; California - 17
Shots on Goal: Arizona - 3; California - 12
Corner Kicks: Arizona - 5; California - 6
Fouls: Arizona - 11; California - 23
GK Saves: Arizona - 8 (Juarez 7; Team 1); California - 2 (Post 2)
Records: Arizona 6-11-1, 1-7-0; California 10-7-1, 3-5-0