BERKELEY- The California women’s soccer team capped off its home schedule with a 3-0 win over Oregon State Sunday afternoon. The 12 Golden Bear seniors enjoyed a memorable sendoff this week with an 11-1 scoring differential in their last two matches at Edwards Stadium.
Cal improved to a 7-3-6 overall record and remain undefeated in Pac-12 play at 4-0-4. Oregon State fell to 3-8-5, 0-6-2.
It only took six minutes for the Bears to get on the board as junior Karlie Lema played a ball into the box that curved and found a diving Coco Thistle. In stride, the sophomore forward managed to redirect the ball to the back of the net for her first score as a Bear.
In the 34th, the Bears found a pair of goals within 31 seconds each other. The first came on a corner kick by freshman Miriam Hils who sent it in to the box with her left foot. After getting deflected off a Beaver, the ball bounced straight up in front of the goal and junior Ari Manrique headed it in for her fifth goal of the season.
On the very next possession the Bears were awarded a penalty kick and senior Anysa Gray punched in her final goal at Edwards Stadium to give Cal a 3-0 lead at the half.
The final 45 minutes went scoreless despite 10 shots by the Beavers as sophomore Teagan Wy picked up a career-high tying eight saves to give the Bears their fifth shutout of the season.
With the Bears’ home schedule in the books, Cal will now finish the regular season with three road matches. The Bears will next face No. 2 UCLA on…