Rough season leaves Cal looking for more

Megan Takacs (32) set Cal's single-season goals record in an Apr. 12 win at Vermont. But the MPSF Player of the Year's season ended when she injured her knee, and the Bears lost their remaining three games by a combined margin of 14 goals.
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Megan Takacs (32) set Cal's single-season goals record in an Apr. 12 win at Vermont. But the MPSF Player of the Year's season ended when she injured her knee, and the Bears lost their remaining three games by a combined margin of 14 goals.

The 2012 Cal lacrosse team had its best season since 2005. But even the Bears’ 8-8 record left something to be desired. After suffering several close losses, Cal went on a four-game winning streak in early April before losing Megan Takacs, the team’s leading scorer, to a season-ending injury. Although Read More…

Schmidt named lacrosse assistant coach

Former Fresno State assistant coach and Stanford All-American Lauren Schmidt has joined the Cal lacrosse program as an assistant coach. After earning the MPSF Women’s Lacrosse Player of the year twice while playing for Stanford, Schmidt was an assistant coach for the Bulldogs last year. Read More…

Cal's season ended Friday in the MPSF semifinals against an Oregon squad the Bears nearly beat on Feb. 26, falling 10-9.

Bears end season with Oregon loss at MPSFs

Although the Cal lacrosse team made a comeback with five consecutive goals in the second half, the squad’s last-chance effort was not enough to give them the win, and the Bears fell to Oregon 14-11 in the MPSF semifinals. This Friday at Cagan Stadium in Stanford, Calif., the Bears (8-8) Read More…

The Bears hope to even their home record at 3-3 with a victory over Stanford on Friday. The Bears have had more success away from Berkeley, posting a 5-3 record.

Bears look to end season with victory over Cardinal

This Friday, the Cal lacrosse team will play for nothing but pride in its last regular season game against Stanford. With junior Megan Takacs now out for the season, the Bears may not be playing for much in the postseason, either. Takacs, who was injured in Cal’s win against Vermont Read More…

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Doctor’s orders: Stay for a fifth year

For lacrosse captain Emily Abbood, life imitated academics after a season-ending injury

With one minute remaining in practice, Emily Abbood had just gotten possession of the ball. The senior midfielder raced toward the cage at the end of the field, hoping to close that day in October of 2010 with a final goal. As she neared the eight-meter arc, Abbood, who was Read More…

Cal falls to No. 20 Boston College

Saturday’s Cal lacrosse match ended the same way it began: with Boston College scoring quickly and effortlessly. In their first game without junior Megan Takacs, the nation’s leading scorer who was injured in Thursday’s win, the Bears (8-6, 4-2 in the MPSF) suffered one of their worst losses of the Read More…

Bears win despite losing nation’s top scorer

Although the Cal lacrosse team came out with a victory against Vermont on Thursday evening, the squad lost Megan Takacs, the country’s leading scorer, to injury. Takacs fell to the ground after she injured herself shooting a goal near the middle of the second half in Cal’s 15-12 win at Read More…

Bears easily dominate Bulldogs in Tuesday home contest

The ball was on the ground a lot longer than expected to start Tuesday’s game. Both Cal and Fresno State exchanged several turnovers in the first quarter of the game at Witter Field, causing the ball to be lost on the rainy field. Although senior midfielder Vail Horn notched the Read More…