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
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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
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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
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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
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Bears dominate Aggies in crucial conference matchup

When the Bears came out on the field on Wednesday evening, they weren’t surprised at all. The Cal lacrosse team had prepared perfectly for its crucial conference matchup against UC Davis. The Bears predicted how the Aggies would play based on their previous meetings, and they learned precisely how to
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Cal heads to Davis to attack Aggies

The stakes have been raised a little higher for the Cal lacrosse team this Wednesday evening. At 7 p.m., the Bears will travel to Davis, Calif., to play the Aggies in one of their most important MPSF matchups of the season. Only the top four programs of the eight-team conference
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Cal closes spring break trip with victory over Wildcats

The start of the second half marked the turning point for the game. In Friday’s contest, both Villanova and the Bears were tied, 5-all, heading into halftime. However, the Cal lacrosse team stepped up its game right from the beginning of the second period, causing turnovers and netting shot after
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The Bears were crushed on the road by Navy on Wednesday.

Midshipmen cruise past Cal in Annapolis

Last year, the Bears conquered Navy, one of the best offensive teams in the nation, with an impressive 13-6 victory at Witter Field. This year, the tables turned, as the Midshipmen torched the Cal lacrosse team on Wednesday evening at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. The Bears (4-5, 2-2 in
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