In the first round of the NCAA Tournament, the Bears faced USF in a nail-biting matchup whose drama was only elevated by the consistent downpour. Cal, despite numerous offensive charges that seemed hopeful in the second half, fell to the Dons 2-1, ending its season and run at the national title. USF, which Cal beat earlier in the season 3-2, came with an urgent, attacking mindset. It was especially glaring when compared to the Bears’ slower start. The Dons amassed five shots before Cal even got one.
A 1-0 score is arguably the most frustrating outcome imaginable in soccer for either competitor. Up 1-0, the leader is nervous that any play can tie the game. Even more anxiety-inducing is being down 1-0, knowing that if only one of your several shots sneaks past the goalkeeper, it would be an entirely different game. In this sense, the No. 22 Cal men’s soccer team (11-6, 6-4) ended the regular season in a disheartening manner, falling 1-0 to its conference rivals at Stanford (15-2-1, 9-1).
It’s inconvenient when your biggest rival also happens to be one of the best teams in the nation. The No. 22 Cal men’s soccer team (11-5) is set to take on the No. 3 Stanford (14-2-1) away in its last regular season game of the fall. Despite the large gap in rankings between the two teams, the margin that defines the top from the bottom in the NCAA top-25 men’s soccer rankings is only a few games. One minute, or even one bounce, can be the difference between Cal and Stanford sharing the same record.
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