Cal Clashes With Titans To Begin 2022

August 23, 2022


Cal Clashes With Titans To Start 2022

Wyatt Meyer (28), Tate Dolan (3) and the Bears begin the season in Fullerton.


BERKELEY – First-year head coach Leonard Griffin leads the California males’s soccer crew into the season opener at Cal State Fullerton on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. The Golden Bears then host Villanova on Sunday at 1 p.m. on Goldman Subject at Edwards Stadium.
 
The sport in Fullerton will air on ESPN+. Followers can even observe reside scores for Thursday’s recreation right here. Sunday’s recreation vs. the Wildcats will air on the Pac-12 Networks (on each the nationwide Pac-12 Community and native Pac-12 Bay Space) with reside stats accessible right here. As all the time, followers can observe Twitter updates for the Bears at @CalMSoc
 
The Bears completed preseason with a 3-0 document, capped off by a 2-1 victory over Pacific on Aug. 19 in Berkeley. Cal beforehand routed UC Riverside, 4-0, on Aug. 12 and beat Cal State Bakersfield, 1-0, on Aug. 14 in preseason motion on the street.
 
Bears Beat Tigers
Evan Davila and Nonso Adimabua led a comeback win for Cal in its preseason finale final Friday, because the Golden Bears defeated Pacific, 2-1, at Edwards Stadium.
 
All of the scoring passed off over a five-minute span within the second half, beginning with Pacific’s 54th minute objective from Samuel Saiz.
 
Within the 57th minute, Adimabua gathered a go from Juan Martinez and slotted the ball by goalkeeper Eric Cotton from 15 yards out for the equalizer. At 58:15, Davila fired previous Cotton from the flank to offer the Bears a lead they’d by no means relinquish.
 
Nonso Adimabua Named Participant To Watch
New Bear Nonso Adimabua earned nationwide distinction on Aug. 16 when the United Soccer Coaches named him to its checklist of 30 forwards to observe this season.
 
Adimabua, a junior switch from San Francisco, performed his freshman 12 months at USF below Leonard Griffin. Within the 2021 spring regular-season, Adimabua was named the WCC Freshman of the Yr and named to the All-WCC first crew after main USF in factors (11), targets (3) and assists (5).
 
Within the fall of 2021, the Asaba, Nigeria, product led USF in factors (11) and targets (5) and once more earned All-WCC first-team standing. Additionally in his sophomore season, Adimabua was named to the United Soccer Coaches West Area second crew after he tied for third in photographs on objective (17) within the WCC and completed fifth in photographs (38), tied for fifth in targets and ninth in factors within the convention.
 
Concerning the Bears

  • Within the preseason in Riverside, ahead Nate Carrasco netted a brace, together with the gamewinner, and midfielders Jake Himelstein and Rohan McEligot scored a objective apiece
  • Himelstein, off a McEligot help, scored the profitable objective in Bakersfield
  • One among many returning starters, Davila (2 targets, 4 assists) led the Bears in factors (8) and assists final season
  • Together with Davila, the 2022 midfield may embrace Juan Martinez, Adrian Guzman and a number of different Bears
  • Additionally again are senior Jack Singer, junior defender Wyatt Meyer and ahead Shoei Honda, a sophomore; all three tied for final 12 months’s crew excessive in targets with three every
  • Different returning defenders embrace Singer, redshirt junior Tate Dolan, fifth-year senior Christian Gomez and sophomores Kevin Carmichael and Santiago Hopkins
  • This 12 months’s frontline may see some mixture of Adimabua, Honda, Carrasco, Arman Samimi, fifth-year senior Jonathan Estrada and even the versatile Singer, who final season performed within the again, in midfield and up entrance
  • Collin Travasos, a redshirt junior, is probably the most skilled goalkeeper for the Bears, beginning 14 of 20 video games
  • Head coach Leonard Griffin returned to Cal in March 2022, after main Grand Canyon to a 15-4-1 document and to the NCAA match in fall 2021. A UCLA alumnus (class of 2005) and a former Cal assistant coach in 2013, Griffin was a part of the Bruins’ NCAA championship crew in 2002.

About The Titans

About The Wildcats

  • Villanova opens its season at Stanford on Thursday
  • The Wildcats have been 12-8-1 final season and have been 5-4-1 within the Huge East
  • Nova reached the second spherical of the NCAA match final fall
  • Midfielder Lyam MacKinnon was named to the All-Huge East second crew
  • Final season, MacKinnon led Nova in factors (21), targets (8) and assists (6)
  • Tom Carlin is in his fifteenth season as Villanova’s head coach

Subsequent Time
Cal returns to southern California to play at UC Irvine on Sept. 2 and at UC San Diego on Sept. 4.
 
Social Media
For extra protection of the Cal males’s soccer crew, please observe the Bears on Twitter (@CalMSoc), Instagram (@CalMSoc) and Fb (@CalMSoc).
 

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