BERKELEY - Friday nights are for the Bears! For the second time this season, the Cal women's soccer team knocked off a Top-10 opponent, this time beating No. 4 USC, 3-0, on Friday night at Edwards Stadium.
With the win, the Golden Bears (10-3-2, 2-2-2 Pac-12) snapped the Trojans (11-2-1, 4-2-0 Pac-12) four-game winning streak, handing USC its most lopsided loss of the year.
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With Friday's win and a 2-1 win at No. 7 UCLA on September 27, Cal completed the sweep of its Los Angeles Pac-12 rivals for the first time since 1996.
Junior Luca Deza opened the scoring for the Bears in the 27th minute, finishing off a cross from senior striker Abi Kim.
What. A. Beaut. 😉 pic.twitter.com/kLdkCo9sxT— Cal Women's Soccer (@CalWSoc) October 18, 2019
Sophomore midfielder Paige Metayer doubled the Bears' lead shortly after halftime, converting off a corner kick from Mia Corbin.
And in the 82nd minute, junior Emma Westin iced the game off a rebound, pouncing on the second ball after a well-hit free kick by Deza.
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On the other end of the pitch, freshman goalkeeper Angelina Anderson made six saves on the afternoon as Cal became the first team to shutout the Trojans and their high-flying offense this season.
The clean sheet was the ninth of the year for the Golden Bears, the most by any team in the Pac-12.