Cal trumped by North Carolina once again at NCAAs

When the final point hit the floor of Cal women’s volleyball first-round NCAA tournament match, the squad saw a sight they thought they would never have to see again: North Carolina celebrating an NCAA tournament victory at the expense of the Bears. In 2011, Cal suffered an agonizing first-round loss
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Bears set for 2011 rematch with Tar Heels

If the Cal volleyball team (15-15) wants to advance past the first round, its four seniors must guide the squad. With nine underclassmen, the Bears need every bit of team leadership they can get. For the third consecutive year, Cal faces No. 24 North Carolina (25-5) in the NCAA volleyball
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Stanford sours Cal’s postseason dreams with sweep win

As Cal women’s volleyball walked off the court following their loss against No. 2 Stanford Friday night, the team’s postseason dreams were up in the air. The rivalry match was the last chance for the Bears (15-15, 9-11) to make a strong impression on the selection committee. But they had
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Bears stunned in five-set heartbreaker at home

At 16-15 in the fifth set, the Cal volleyball team was down to its last point. Having already fought of a previous match point, the Bears had a dwindling chance of pulling off their second upset of a top-ranked opponent. Washington delivered a shot in the final rally that appeared
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Gehan’s return bodes well for Cal against Washington

The Cal volleyball team should feel fortuitous that its upcoming matchup against No. 8 Washington is at Haas Pavillion. Despite its top-10 ranking, the Huskies can attribute their success to their home advantage. Of its four conference losses, three came away from home. And with the return of veteran outside
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Freshman middle hitter Lara Vukasovic recorded four kills across two sets in Cal's four-set win over Oregon State on Sunday afternoon.

Cal delivers one-two punch on road

On Sunday at Oregon State (13-13, 3-11), the Cal volleyball team was leading two sets to one going into the fourth frame. But the team was in serious trouble. The Bears had just dropped the third set, 26-24, and were tied with the Beavers, 15-15. Cal needed someone to step
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Bears hope to start walking the talk at Oregon

The Cal volleyball team has had the same postgame talk over and over. After every loss, they preach to one another that things must change, things must get better. “We are still having the same conversations about work ethic and discipline,” senior Kat Brown said. However, the words seem to
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Cal splits weekend, stands with .500 record

Despite sweeping Arizona 3-0 on Friday, Cal faced one of its most disappointing tilts of the season in a nail-biting 3-2 loss against Arizona State on Sunday. Cal’s loss drops it back to a .500 winning percentage, quickly dwindling the squad’s NCAA tournament hopes. In the first set against Arizona
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