Women's Soccer Falls At No. 13 California, 2-0
Sept. 14, 2003
BERKELEY, Calif.- Fresno State failed to generate much offense against No. 13 California, which relied mainly on its defense in a 2-0 shutout of the Bulldogs on Sunday afternoon.
The matchup figured to be a contrast in styles. Fresno State entered the match with 11 goals in its first four games, whereas California had scored only three times on the year but had allowed just two.
However, the Golden Bears' defense won the battle on Sunday. California (2-0-2) outshot Fresno State (3-2-1) 15-5 in the game and controlled possession for the majority of the contest. The 'Dogs did not record a corner kick attempt, while the Golden Bears registered nine tries.
California took an early 1-0 lead in the 5th minute when Liz Eisenberg slipped through the Bulldog defense and fired an open look into the net.
From that point on the Golden Bears continued to dominate the flow of the game. Fresno State managed only one shot in the first half compared to California's eight, and the Golden Bears also held a commanding 6-0 edge in corner kicks.
The Golden Bears maintained their pressure in the second half and tacked on a late goal by Nadia Al-Lami in the 87th minute for a 2-0 victory.
Fresno State returns home for a non-conference match against UC Riverside on Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m.
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