Sept. 4, 2005
BERKELEY, Calif. - No. 23 California blanked UC Santa Barbara, 1-0, Sunday afternoon at Edwards Stadium on the final day of the 11th-annual Cal Invitational . The Golden Bears improved to 3-0-1, while the Gauchos dropped to 1-3.
Earlier in the day, Saint Mary's defeated Montana, 2-0. Cal was declared the tournament champion over the Gaels by virtue of the second tie breaker - total goals scored. Cal posted a 3-1 win over Montana on Friday, while the Gaels shut out UC Santa Barbara, 1-0.
Cal reserve midfielder Lindsay Clute netted the only goal of the game at the 39:00 mark. The senior calmly collected a pass from midfielder Laurie Gartrell and slotted a 12-yard shot inside the far post for her first goal of 2005. Freshman forward Katherine Daiss also earned an assist by heading the ball to Gartrell.
Cal held a 15-4 shot advantage, with Clute pacing the Bears with four shots. Junior forward Katie Ratican also had three shots off the bench for Cal.
Senior goalkeeper Ashley Sulprizio only needed to secure one save for Cal - on a long range shot in the 83rd minute from Kathleen Prieto - to earn her second shutout of the year. The shutout also moved Sulprizio into sole possession for fifth place all-time in school history with 12 shutouts. Jamie Considine posted five saves for the Gauchos.
UCSB returns to action on Thursday when it takes on Rutgers in the Terapin Adidas Classic in College Park, Maryland.