The Bears fell in their first two competitions but managed to topple No. 6 Hawaii this weekend.

Bears stage comeback at Wahine Volleyball Classic

When No. 6 Hawaii libero Ali Longo served the ball on Cal’s match point in the fifth set, it seemed the next point belonged to the Rainbow Wahine. But freshman libero Mary McKennon hooked it into the middle of court where freshman Nikki Gombaro just barely bumped it over the
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Dissecting the Pac-12 open

After a disappointing opening weekend, Cal has dropped to No. 25 nationwide. The team still looks to find a leader in the wake of Tarah Murrey’s graduation. After snagging the Pac-10 championship title and making an NCAA Final appearance two years ago, the Bears dropped off last season with a second-round NCAA exit. Fast forward to this season and it is looking bleak for Coach Feller and his squad.
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Young Bears face grueling weekend in San Diego

Two years ago, the Cal women’s volleyball team was the Pac-10 champion and advanced to the finals of the NCAA tournament. Just one year later the Bears finished third in the newly minted Pac-12 and couldn’t advance past the second round of the NCAAs.
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Middle hitter Shannon Hawari finished the 2011 year second in kills behind standout Tarah Murrey, who graduated last year.

Cal looks to adjust without star Murrey

The 2011 Cal volleyball team started its season ranked second in the fiercely competitive Pac-12 conference. After a Pac-10 title and an appearance in the 2010 NCAA championship, the Bears felt confident they could reproduce the same success. If the team’s current sixth-place ranking in the most recent Pac-12 coaches’
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Crosson leaves Cal to serve as head coach at Cal Poly

On Friday, the list of Cal assistant coaches departing for other programs grew to one more. The Cal volleyball team announced assistant coach Sam Crosson accepted a head coaching position at Cal Poly. Crosson brought a bunch blocking defensive scheme and most notably the fast offense to the Bears when
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Cal opens postseason play with familiar opponent

A year removed from reaching the national championship, the No. 10 Cal volleyball team opens NCAA tournament play this week with hopes of replicating its best postseason in school history. And even before the tournament has started, it’s already reminiscent of last year’s as the squad will takes on North Carolina,
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