California Offense Clicks as Golden Bears Run by Stetson

California 's offense was clicking on all cylinders as the Golden Bears handled Stetson, 19-2, Monday afternoon at Memorial Stadium. The Bears improved to 6-4 on the season.

Cal took a stranglehold on the game early, and as a result, was able to let a lot of players come off the bench and get some playing time. The Bears finished with 37 shots to four for Stetson (0-11).

"Our offense looked really crisp," head coach Ginger Miles said. "We did a really good job of moving the ball around and staying sharp on attack. We got a lot of goal scorers involved."

Sasha Anielski led Cal in goals with three. Lizz Lavie led Cal in scoring with six points after she posted five assists. She surpassed Melissa Humphrey for the team lead in helpers, now with 18 to Humphrey's 17.

Humphrey secured two assists herself and now has 62 for her career, just one shy of second. Colleen O'Mara (2001-04) is first with 83.

With her two goals, Megan Takacs moved into a tie for second on Cal's all-time career goals list with 125. Laura Cavallo (2004-07) is the current all-time leader with 145. Takacs also collected six draw controls.

Takacs and Anielski were two of six Bears to score more than once. Alexa Rozelle, Paige Gasparino, Gaby Christman and Molly Coates were the other Bears to tally more than one goal on the day.

Ana Cyr, Brittany Ward, Nicole Beck and Brynn Gasparino each scored one goal on the day.

Goalkeepers Megan McGinnis and Helen Hansen split time in goal. McGinnis recorded one save.

"This was a great team win," Miles said. "We got a lot of people involved today. I was really excited to see some of our kids who don't get to play a lot. We were able to give them an opportunity to shine on the field."

The Bears hit the road again once more, this time for three straight road MPSF games. First up is Oregon on Sunday, April 7, at noon from Eugene.

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BERKELEY, Calif. In the second of two games in the Bay Area, Stetson (0-11) was defeated by California (6-4) by a score of 19-2 on Monday. The Golden Bears remained undefeated at home in 2013 with the victory.

Cal got out to a quick lead, scoring two goals within the first minute and a half of play, and racing out to a 13-0 advantage at halftime. The Bears allowed just one Stetson shot during the first 30 minutes of action, totaling 25 of their own to take the commanding halftime lead.

Stetson was able to slow Cal down a bit in the second half, and the Hatters scored their first goal of the game with 8:47 to play in the game. Freshman Maylis Broderick tied freshman Danielle Horgan for the team-lead with her ninth goal of the season to make it 16-1 in favor of the Bears.

Cal put three more scores on the board before Stetson was able to put a final shot in the back of the net with just one second remaining on the clock. Freshman Paige Levesque beat Bears goalkeeper Helen Hansen to make the final score 19-2.

Both teams were efficient in transition as Stetson finished 8 of 11 on clears, while Cal was 9 of 10. The Bears finished with 37 shots, however, and the Hatters totaled just four. Cal recorded 21 ground balls and 17 draw controls, while Stetson managed just 11 and six, respectively.

Freshmen Amanda Parker and Rachel Dumas led Stetson with three ground balls each. In goal, it was once again freshmen Caili Guilday and Whitney Meyers splitting time. The former stopped three shots in 16 minutes, while the latter made five saves in 44 minutes of action.

Stetson will next return to Florida but stay on the road. The Hatters begin Atlantic Sun Conference play at league-leading Jacksonville on Saturday, April 6. Stetson and the Dolphins are scheduled to begin at 3:00 p.m.

2013-04-01



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