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Ms. Happy-Go-Lucky

Kat Brown can turn your frown upside down.

On Sept. 24, Kat Brown laid down a block in the third set to knot things up at three points apiece against UCLA. Brown, a smile spanning the entirety of her face, clenched both fists in elation and turned back to celebrate with the rest of her teammates — who,
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Sophomore defensive specialist Erin Freeman set a new season high in digs (13) in Friday's match against No. 2 Washington.

Murrey, Bears kill competition in weekend wins

All-American Tarah Murrey finished the Cal volleyball team’s first set against No. 2 Washington with two kills and three errors for a -.071 hitting percentage. By the end of the match on Friday night at Haas Pavilion, the senior outside hitter amassed 21 kills to power the No. 4 Bears
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No. 4 Cal volleyball upends No. 2 Washington

In its first game of the year against a higher ranked opponent, the No. 4 Cal volleyball team upset No. 2 Washington 4-1 (25-20, 22-25, 25-18, 27-25) in front of a crowd of 1,875 at Haas Pavilion. Despite struggling early, outside hitter Tarah Murrey led the match with 21 kills,
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The Bears posted an overall .269 hitting percentage on Friday night, while Oregon hit a lowly .042.

Bears notch first conference road wins in Oregon

It was “Beat Cal Week” at the University of Oregon this past week. And although that might have rung true for the football team, the women’s volleyball squad wasn’t quite so lucky. The No. 4 Cal volleyball team picked up its first set of conference road wins this weekend, sweeping
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No. 4 Bears prepare for No. 15 Ducks

Two problems have plagued the No. 4 Cal volleyball team for weeks — serving and passing. In addition to refining technical skills, the Bears worked with a mental training coach to increase trust between players. Coach Rich Feller was still not satisfied with Cal’s performance in last weekend’s two wins.
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Women's Volleyball vs. Arizona 9/30/11

Above the Net

Around the Pac-12 There were no real surprises around the Pac-12 this weekend, which is reflected in the national polls. Five of the six of the Pac-12 squads held their positions in the coaches’ poll, including four in the top five. Despite winning both weekend tilts against Arizona State and
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Volleyball vs. ASU

Higgins shines as Bears survive desert storm

When Adrienne Gehan went down with an ankle injury on Sept. 16 against Colorado, outside hitter Christina Higgins knew she had to be the one to fill the void. “I felt like it was my chance to step up,” Higgins said This weekend, the freshman proved that she is more
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