Bears open MPSF play with two straight wins

With the exception of one extra goal, there was very little difference for the No. 2 Cal men’s water polo team between Friday’s match against No. 3 UCLA and the SoCal semifinal match a week before. At the SoCal Invitational, the Bears (14-2, 2-0 in the MPSF) broke away from
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UCLA gives Cal first loss of season

The No. 2 men’s water polo team started out the weekend on a note that was not only high but also familiar as it beat Vanguard, 27-3, on Saturday at the NorCal Invitational in Stockton, Calif. A day and a half later, a new pattern of season play was rapidly
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Men's Water Polo Slide

Conference roundup: MPSF men’s water polo

Quick Look: The MPSF might be the nation’s strongest conference: all nine teams are in the NCAA top 10 — the top nine, to be exact. Every team in the MPSF went undefeated last weekend in each respective season opener.

Senior attacker Ivan Rackov scored seven goals in Cal’s 21-3 rout of Santa Clara on Saturday. Rackov was the National Player of the Year last season.

Bears crush competition at Cal Bear Invitational

With a little over seven minutes left in the second quarter of Saturday’s match versus Santa Clara, Marin Balarin saw a shot that was too good to pass up. After the opposing goalie brought the ball out to middle of the pool, the junior attacker easily stole the interception. The
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Bears Breaking Out: Aleksa Saponjic

Prepare to hear the last name “Saponjic” over and over when the Cal men’s water polo team scores in 2011. Starting this fall, Aleksa will join his older brother, Luka — a 48-goal scorer last year — for their only shot to win a national title together. One of the more promising talents of this
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2011-2012 Storylines: Can Cal pull off a water polo sweep?

Other 2011-2012 Storylines: Baseball | M. Hoops | W. Hoops | Volleyball | Tennis | Swimming  Cal water polo saw a pair of terrific seasons end bitterly in 2010-2011. The women set milestone after milestone during a banner campaign, capturing their first-ever MPSF tournament crown and making the program’s NCAA title game debut — only to lose to Stanford for the 31st
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