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Cal To Face No. 2 UCLA, No. 23 USC

Cal To Face No. 2 UCLA, No. 23 USC

Bears Head To Los Angeles For Penultimate Week Of The Regular Season

BERKELEY- The California women’s soccer team (7-3-6, 4-0-4 Pac-12) will put its unbeaten conference record to the test this weekend in Los Angeles as the Golden Bears face No. 2 UCLA on Thursday, followed by a matchup with No. 23 USC on Sunday.
Match Information
No. 2 UCLA (14-1-0, 8-0-0)

  • Date and Time: Thursday, Oct. 26, at 4 p.m. PT
  • Location: Los Angeles, Calif. – Wallis Annenberg Stadium
  • Watch: Pac-12 Networks
  • Live Stats: Statbroadcast

No. 23 USC (9-3-2, 5-1-2)

  • Date and Time: Sunday, Oct. 29, at Noon PT
  • Location: Los Angeles, Calif. – McAlister Field
  • Watch: Pac-12 Networks
  • Live Stats: Statbroadcast

Scouting the Competition
The Bruins will be the second No. 2 nationally-ranked team the Bears faced this season, having fallen to future conference opponent North Carolina 3-1 in August. UCLA holds a 14-1-0 overall record and sits atop the Pac-12 standings at a perfect 8-0-0. The team currently rides an 11-game win streak and has only surrendered four goals over that span. The Trojans sit one spot above the Bears in third with a 9-3-2 overall record and a 5-1-12 conference mark. After seeing its six-match win streak end two weeks ago, USC has gone 0-1-2. suffering just its second shutout of the season to Arizona State in the process.
Gray Named Offensive Player of the Week
Senior forward Anysa Gray earned her first Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week award on Monday after a solid final week of her career at Edwards Stadium. Gray helped lead the Bears to a pair of wins and an 11-1 goal differential over Oregon and Oregon State. The East Palo Alto native netted a pair of goals and added an assist in the two matches.
That’s Wy
Sophomore goalkeeper Teagan Wy has played just about every available minute between the posts for the Bears this season and her stats show why. Wy ranks third in the Pac-12 with an .829 save percentage and fourth with 68 saves. In eight conference matches she has only allowed three goals.
Spreading the Love
The Bears have scored 29 goals off 13 different boots this season. Junior forwards Ari Manrique and Karlie Lema lead the team with five and four, respectively. In Cal’s 8-1 win over Oregon last Thursday, eight different Bears found the back of the net. Additionally, 10 Bears account for the team’s 19 assists, giving Cal 16 total point…

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