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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Women's Volleyball vs. ASU, 10/1/11

Player of the Week: Kat Brown

Middle hitter Kat Brown is at the core of the Cal volleyball team’s blocking regiment, and came up big for the No. 4 Bears this weekend. Cal blanked then-No. 15 Oregon on Friday night, and earned a 3-1 victory over Oregon State on Sunday afternoon.

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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Bears maul Wildcats in straight-set win

It’s rare that Cal volleyball coach Rich Feller gets fired up on the sidelines. As an Arizona pass off a Christina Higgins slam fell out of bounds near his feet, the calm and collected coach let out a roar with an emphatic fist pump. Higgins’ violent swing knotted up the
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