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California Athletics | May 9, 2015

Cal escapes UC Irvine on McKee goal

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Kelly McKee scored the game-winning goal with 2:54 remaining and California got by UC Irvine 6-5 in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championships on Friday at Stanford’s Avery Aquatic Center.

The fourth-seeded Bears (20-7) advance to Saturday’s NCAA semifinals, where they will play top-seeded UCLA (25-2).

All-MPSF First Team sophomores Roser Tarrago and Dora Antal each scored two goals for Cal while sophomore goalie Madeline Trabucco recorded eight saves. Antal’s 6-on-5 goal with 3:41 tied the game at 5-5 after the Bears had led 4-1 early on.

Cal, playing in the NCAA Championships for the fourth time in six years, is in the NCAA semifinals for the second year in a row.