Beast Mode

Tarah Murrey, the Cal volleyball team’s All-American outside hitter, pushes herself athletically, physically and mentally to feast on opposing players.

Tarah Murrey went up for one of her many lethal swings on Nov. 19, 2010 in the Cal volleyball team’s match against rival Stanford. By the time she returned to the ground, so had her defender. It’s not unusual for a libero to fall to the floor diving for a
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Cal is favorite in Big Spike and will be for some time

It was the pivotal point in a sensational season. On Oct. 22, 2010, the Cal volleyball team went into Maples Pavilion on the Stanford campus and did more than just win a match — the squad made a statement. The Bears’ 3-1 victory over then-No. 2 Stanford catapulted them up
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Cal stays perfect, wins Hilton Garden Inn Classic

Though its play on the court was often far from flawless, the No. 1 Cal volleyball team remained perfect this weekend, tallying four more wins. The Bears (10-0) won all four of their matches without dropping a set at the Hilton Garden Inn Classic at Haas Pavilion. Senior Tarah Murrey
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Bears tested on first day of Hilton Garden Inn Classic

The Cal volleyball team still has not dropped a set this season, but had two close calls in its first two matches of the Hilton Garden Inn Classic on Friday. After handily taking the first two sets from the University of Texas-Arlington, 25-14, 25-9, the No. 1 Bears found themselves
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Cal to host seven home matches over next eight days

In collegiate volleyball, a seven-match home stand usually translates to a few weekends hosting opponents in your gym. When the No. 1 Cal volleyball team welcomes University of Texas-Arlington, to Haas Pavilion at 1 p.m. on Friday, it will mark the first of seven straight home matches. In eight days.
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Gehan impresses in Bears’ first road trip

For the second consecutive weekend, the No. 1 Cal volleyball team registered three straight-set wins in a preseason tournament and had a member of the squad named the tournament MVP. Somewhat surprisingly, neither time has the trophy gone to All-American outside hitter Tarah Murrey. Last weekend, middle/right side hitter Correy
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Cal stays perfect on first day of Jefferson Cup

Through five matches, the No. 1 Cal volleyball team has yet to drop a set in the 2011 season. The Bears (5-0) finished off Friday’s play with a 3-0 (31-29, 25-14, 25-11) sweep over host Virginia (3-2) at the Holiday Inn Jerfferson Cup. Senior Tarah Murrey notched a season high
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Above the Net: Cal is No. 1

Scheduling, strategy and a top ranking Two years ago, the Cal volleyball team ventured to Hawaii to play some of the nation’s premier teams in the Hawaiian Airlines Wahine Volleyball Classic. The Bears left the island with two losses to Texas and Saint Louis and a big upset win over
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