Winning Road Trip Eludes Cal After Shutout Loss to Louisville

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After starting off a three-game road trip with a tough loss to Indiana, the Cal field hockey team looked to rebound at Ohio on Friday.

Despite being outshot 17-10, the Bears capitalized on their scoring opportunities.

Four different players tallied a goal each, and the Bears took an early lead to coast to a 4-2 victory. Sophomore Claire Dougherty notched a goal and an assist, tying senior Megan Psyllos for the team lead in goals scored with four. Dougherty also leads the team in points with nine.

On defense, goalkeepers Maddie Hand and Haleh Nourani made ten saves in total to limit the Bobcats to two goals.

With the dominant win over Ohio, Cal traveled to No. 11 Louisville on Sunday in hopes of securing a winning road trip. For the second week in a row, the Bears faced an opponent ranked in the nation's top 15. Entering the game, Cal led the head-to-head series against Louisville, 2-1.

The Bears allowed two goals in the first half, however, and never recovered, falling 2-0 to the Cardinals (4-2) and dropping their overall record to 2-4.

The Bears had several scoring chances early in the game, including four shots and two penalty corners, but Louisville's Erin Conrad saved both shots on goal from senior Lisa Lohre and sophomore Rachelle Comeau.

Despite four saves by Hand in the opening minutes, the Cardinals' Tuli Lim eventually broke open the scoreless tie with a shot on a penalty corner in the 22nd minute for her second goal of the season.

Louisville then took a 2-0 advantage into halftime after Erin Schneidtmiller scored her first goal of the season on a pass from Nicole Youman from the middle of the circle to the right post. With her fourth assist of the season, Youman leads the Cardinals with 14 points.

Louisville kept Cal's offense quiet in the second half, allowing only two shots. In turn, Cal, fueled by four saves made by Nourani in the second half alone, held off the Cardinals' relentless eight-shot attack to keep the deficit at two goals.

However, Louisville secured the hard-fought victory, outshooting the Bears, 17-6, and earning 13 penalty corners to Cal's five. Youman led all players with seven shots, four of them on goal. Conrad tallied two saves to preserve the shutout.

Despite allowing the two first-half goals, Hand notched five saves while constantly being under pressure from the Louisville offense, increasing her season total to 24. Magill led Cal with three shots.

The Bears return to Maxwell Field next week for a one game against Pacific on Sept. 18 at 12 p.m. They then head to Stanford a day later for a 1 p.m. match.

Tags: SHELLIE ONSTEAD, CAL FIELD HOCKEY


Catherine Nguyen covers field hockey. Contact her at [email protected]



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