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California Edges Washington State
Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Release: 10/21/2012
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Oct. 21, 2012

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BERKELEY, Calif. - Ifeoma Onumonu scored a pair of second half goals to rally No. 18 California past visiting Washington State 3-2 in Pac-12 women's soccer at Goldman Field, Sunday.

Onumonu's goals came at 63:54 and 66:23 as the Golden Bears (14-3-0, 7-1-0 Pac-12) strengthened their hold on third place in the Pac-12.

Korynn Blanksma gave the Cougars (9-6-1, 3-4-1 Pac-12) a 2-1 lead at 49:17 with her first-career goal. Blanksma finished in the box after a cross from Jocelyn Jeffers.

"We fell asleep a couple times and lost track of the speed they had and the next things you know, it's in the net," Cougar Head Coach Keidane McAlpine said. "We fought down from a goal early, so there are some positives to build on, but it was a tough way to lose."

The Golden Bears took a 1-0 lead just five seconds into the match when Emi Lawson launched a ball from midfield just after kickoff that resulted in her second goal of the season.

Washington State netted the equalizer at 25:13 on Nicole Setterlund's first goal of the season. Mesa Owsley served a free kick into the box from the right and Setterlund finished after a scrum in front of the net.

Washington State returns home to play Oregon State, Friday, Oct. 26 at 3 p.m.

Washington State held a 4-2 advantage in corner kicks...shots were 10-10, including a 7-4 edge by the Cougars in the second half.

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