Sophomore midfielder Kaitlyn Fitzpatrick leads the squad in assists with six in 16 games.

W. Soccer: A look at the Pac-12

1. UCLA: Despite being the favorite to finish second behind Stanford in the 2012 Pac-12 Coaches Poll, UCLA will not hand over the Pac-12 title on a silver platter. With 10 of its 11 starters back from a team that only lost one game in 2011, the squad may be
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Fall sports calendar

The Daily Cal sports staff compiles a no-fail list of the top games to catch across all major sports

10/20: Football vs. Stanford This one needs no introduction. It doesn’t matter whether it’s in October or November, in Berkeley or Palo Alto — it can be on the moon, for that matter. It’s always going to be the Big Game, a name the Super Bowl couldn’t even have. Let’s
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Bears avoid deja vu in rout against St. Louis

For the No. 16 Cal’s field hockey team’s match against St. Louis University was more than just an easy 6-0 win — it was a test of the squad’s perseverance. From the onset of their 1 p.m. home game on Monday, the Bears (1-1) experienced deja vu in a flashback
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Zach Maynard is entering his senior year and second season as Cals starting quarterback.

Maynard Mondays: Preseason speculation

Welcome to the inaugural edition of Maynard Mondays, where we’ll track senior quarterback Zach Maynard’s development on the field, improvement in accuracy and decision-making and growth of his neckbeard and frohawk. Maynard came in last season as a junior transfer from Buffalo, winning the starting job at the end of
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The Cal women's soccer team has lost its first two home matches of the season.

Tigers forwards pounce Cal defense in 3-2 defeat

Missouri’s forwards have speed — and they know how to use it. In the 51st minute of Sunday’s game against the Cal women’s soccer team, Tigers’ forward Taiwo Adeshigbin received a ball with Bears’ defender Nina Pederson draped over her. A quick move and an explosive first step, and she was gone.
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The Bears will face off against Princeton and St. Francis, among other schools, at this weekend's Princeton Invtational

Year to fill gaps for Bears

There was more than a little disappointment when the Cal men’s water polo team ended its season with a 7-6 overtime loss to UCLA in the MPSF semifinals last November after the Bears’ second season in a row ended in an overtime loss to a top-3 opponent. After spending most of the season ranked as one of the top three teams in the country, the Bears missed out on the opportunity to play in the NCAA tournament at Spieker Aquatics Center in Berkeley.
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Peach leads Cal to fruitful win

For a team that had not won its past 10 games, the Cal men’s soccer team put on a spectacular display. The Bears (1-0) faced Santa Clara team on the road for their season opener and came away with a 2-1 victory last Friday at Buck Shaw Stadium.
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Cal stands tall after close loss to No.1 Maryland

Rankings don’t always give you a complete picture. The No. 16 Cal women’s field hockey team proved this last Friday, when they played against No. 1 ranked Maryland to a 2-1 loss on Maxwell Family Field. The last time the two teams faced each other was in 2009, where the Bears were crushed in a 8-0 loss.
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Making the Grade: Offense

There’s a column already on the Daily Cal website talking about Maynard’s potential, and surely there will be many more on the way. Bottom line, however, is that Maynard looks like he’s taken a significant step forward in his development in the offseason.
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