Aug. 30, 2002
BERKELEY, Calif. - The Purdue women's soccer team knocked off the 16th-ranked St. Mary's Gaels Friday, 1-0, in the first game of the 2002 Cal Invitational in Berkeley, Calif. The Boilermakers sit at 1-0-0 after their performance on the West Coast.
"For the most part, we played well and were organized, defensively," said Purdue head coach Robert Klatte. "We didn't give up a lot of shots on goal or chances and we had periods of time in which we played extremely well.
"As a team, we still have a large amount of things to work on, but we moved the ball around the field well. Overall, the game really fluctuated. We had some moments when we really played great and we had some times when we played poorly. But, we are happy with the result and we have another game on Sunday to refocus on and we're still excited about the opportunity to come out here, play well and get ready to start the Big Ten season in two weeks."
The only score for the Old Gold and Black came in the 20th minute, when junior forward Annette Kent snapped the ball past the Gaels' keeper from the left side of the box.
The Purdue defense held strong, despite St. Mary's continued attacks, for the win.
The Boilermakers will return to the field on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. PST, when they take on No. 15 Cal for the championship title. In the second game of the evening, the Golden Bears defeated Big Ten rival Ohio State.
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