Cal splits weekend at the Pacific Northwest

Heading into the Pacific Northwest this weekend, the Cal men’s soccer team stood at the crossroads of its season destiny. With four more weeks of play remaining, the Bears needed big performances in back-to-back tilts in order to vie for a slot in the upcoming NCAA tournament. Yet Cal (7-5-1,
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Cal hopes to right ship after recent skid

The Cal men’s soccer team is in a midseason funk. In two matches, the Bears have fallen from the squad most likely to challenge UCLA for the Pac-12 title to a middling program in the conference standings. With seven matches left on the schedule, Cal needs to right its ship
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Embracing new roots: Christian Dean’s family tree

In January 2010, Christian Dean uprooted his life in California to settle in Montana. He announced the decision to his parents at a family gathering in Great Falls, Mont. I’m not leaving, Dean said. I’m staying right here with Josh. Dean wanted to stay and live with his biological older
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Cal heads to Stanford still looking for top scorer

Wednesday’s practice had been over for 30 minutes, but Cal men’s soccer head coach Kevin Grimes was still busy running one more drill. Alongside backup forwards John Fitzpatrick and Luis Fuentes, Grimes focused on how to evade defenders at close contact. Grimes lobbed a ball at either Fitzpatrick or Fuentes,
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Cal enters biggest home test against UCLA

The last time the Cal men’s soccer team won a conference match was November 11, 2010 at home against Stanford. The last time No. 9 UCLA’s squad lost a conference match was October 24, 2010 in a 1-0 overtime loss to Cal. In its last 13 consecutive Pac-12 victories, UCLA has
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Bears strike first to sweep weekend matches

When the Cal men’s soccer team (5-2-1) scores the first goal in a match, the Bears win. In all five victories this season, Cal has scored the first goal of the match. This weekend was no different as the Bears scored first against Duquesne University on Friday and Loyola Marymount
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Bears face back-to-back home matches

While next week is the start of conference play against two familiar opponents in San Diego State and No. 12 UCLA, this weekend is an unfamiliar one for the Cal men’s soccer team. Friday’s 4:30 p.m. match at Edwards Stadium between Duquesne University (3-4-0) and the (3-2-1) Bears is the
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