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Wildcat Soccer Ties Cal Poly, 0-0
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: September 05, 2005
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SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. ?- The University of Arizona women’s soccer team (1-1-1) played Cal Poly ?- San Luis Obispo (3-0-1) to a 0-0 tie in its third match of the season.


In the first half, Arizona had three shots while Cal Poly had seven. Neither team was able to put the ball in the back of the net.


Each team had more opportunities in the second half. In one opportunity for the Wildcats, senior Kamaya Damwijk crossed the ball to senior Nikki David for a diving header that was stopped by Cal Poly’s goalkeeper Liz Hill.


The Wildcats and the Mustangs then battled through two overtimes with both goalkeepers staying strong. The result was a scoreless tie.


Sophomore goalkeeper McCall Smith ended the game with nine saves and her second shutout of the season. The Mustangs’ Hill earned her first shutout of the season with five saves.


Three yellow cards were handed out in the game, one each to Cal Poly's Becky Clark and Erica Leger and one to Arizona's Nikki David. Arizona had 11 fouls, while Cal Poly had 13.


Head Coach Dan Tobias was impressed by both teams’ efforts.


“Overall I thought it was a good game,” said Tobias. “I don’t think we had as many high quality chances in and around the box as we usually do. Cal-Poly did a good job of staying tight defensively.”


Tobias feels this was a good way to go into next weekend’s matches in Princeton, N.J.


“The good thing was that our performance was much more consistent on both sides of the ball,” Tobias explained. “All we needed was one opportunity to be put away for this game to be different and I’m sure Cal Poly felt the same way. This was a good performance for us going into next week playing Princeton and Penn. We’re excited about to go back east. It will be a good trip.”


The Wildcats will head to Princeton, N.J. to compete in the Princeton Tournament. Arizona will take on Princeton on Thurs., Sept. 8 at 5 p.m. EST, followed by Penn on Sat. Sept. 10 at 2:30 p.m. EST.

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