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Aug. 30, 1997

Utes Drop Season Opener to Cal, 5-2

Livermore, Calif. -- Five different Golden Bears netted goals and the University of California women's soccer team defeated the University of Utah, 5-2, in Saturday's second game of the Adidas/Lady Foot Locker Classic played at Robertson Park in Livermore, Calif.

Courtney Carroll, Stacey Mallison, Ashlee Hunt, Kim Brown and Natalie Stuhlmueller each recorded one goal a piece and Utah sophomore Staci Burt tallied a pair for the Utes to provide the final result.

Burt got the Utes out to an early 1-0 lead, scoring her first goal only eight minutes into the contest. The Bears responded quickly, however, as Carroll and Mallison each registered a goal to put Cal up by a 2-1 margin at the half.

Hunt, opened the second half scoring with a goal at the 51-minute mark to put Cal up 3-1, and the Bears looked to be pulling away. But Burt's second goal, in the 64th-minute, brought Utah with in one, and with plenty of time remaining, the game's outcome was still in doubt.

Cal put the game on ice when Brown's header, off a cross from Stuhlmueller, beat Utah goalkeeper Tawni Martineau with eight minutes remaining to put the Bears up 4-2. Stuhlmueller added the Bears fifth and final goal of the evening on an unassisted breakaway two minutes later to conclude the scoring.

Cal wraps up the Adidas/Lady Foot Locker Classic Sunday evening with a 7:00 p.m. match versus Northwestern (0-1).

                1   2   F
Utah            1   1   2
California      2   3   5
Goal                Assist                   Time        
Burt (Utah)         Hatch                    8:00        
Carroll (Cal)       Mallison                17:00       
Mallison (Cal)      Brown                   30:00       
Hunt (Cal)          Strocco                 51:00       
Burt (Utah)         Tipton                  64:00       
Brown (Cal)         Stuhlmueller, Medina    82:00
Stuhlmueller (Cal)  Unassisted              82:00
Goalkeepers       Shots/Saves     Records
Martineau (Utah)     21-4         Cal     1-0
Stephenson (Cal)      4-0         Utah    0-1
Ronick (Cal)          0-0

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