Cal pumps up second half against Irvine

It was hard to tell if that first goal of the day came as a surprise to the No. 4 Cal men’s water polo team. Either way, less than two minutes into the first quarter, the ball sailed past Cal’s goalie into the back of the net, giving one of
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Bears cross MPSF chasm for weekend match

In the world of collegiate men’s water polo, there is a wide chasm that splits the MPSF. The mere spectator, overly reliant on stats and rankings, wouldn’t even know it existed. After all, the MPSF is the nation’s most cutthroat conference, and all nine teams have held a top-10 slot
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Bears set to prove power in conference

For the No. 4 Cal men’s water polo team, this Friday’s 6 p.m. match will be played amidst the shadows from the buildings that surround the Spieker Aquatics pool as the sun sets across the Bay. But the bigger shadow the Bears (14-3, 2-1 MPSF) will have to contend with
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National Player of the Year Ivan Rackov nabbed the first goal of the day in Saturday’s home match against No. 4 USC.

USC tops Cal in sudden death

Justin Parsons didn’t earn MPSF Player of the Week last Tuesday for nothing. The starting goalie is the last line of defense on the No. 2 Cal men’s water polo team. In Saturday’s home match against No. 4 USC, Parsons made clutch saves — including taking a ball to the
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Bears open MPSF play with two straight wins

With the exception of one extra goal, there was very little difference for the No. 2 Cal men’s water polo team between Friday’s match against No. 3 UCLA and the SoCal semifinal match a week before. At the SoCal Invitational, the Bears (14-2, 2-0 in the MPSF) broke away from
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Over the course of the year, the Bears have outscored their opponents, 128-40.

Wild cards await Cal on SoCal road trip

If there’s one recurring theme of the No. 3 Cal men’s water polo season thus far, it’s that there’s no such thing as a new face. The squad has already played teams like Pacific and Santa Clara multiple times; in fact, only four of the thirteen games the Bears have
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Men's Water Polo 9/3/11

Bears draw from deep bench for SoCal Invitational

The biggest drawback to a weekend water polo tournament is the fatigue that inevitably plagues a team, the kind that results from quick turnarounds between games. But the No. 2 Cal men’s water polo team isn’t the only squad that will encounter this problem this weekend at the SoCal Invitational
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