Cal prepares for Spartan invasion

“Patience!” yells Cal assistant coach Matt Flesher at women’s water polo practice. While his words ring throughout Spieker Aquatics Center, Flesher calls over the team after yet another one of junior Breda Voster’s shots is denied. A brief lecture and then Flesher sends the players out again only to call
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Cal stumbles to parity at Stanford Invite

The No. 2 Cal women’s water polo team lost its first two games of the year this weekend at the Stanford Invitational, giving an underwhelming performance for the second straight year at the elite tournament held in Palo Alto, Calif. The Bears came into the Invitational with high hopes of
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Cal tops Hawaii with two fourth-quarter goals

With 2:25 left in the fourth quarter on Thursday, Cal coach Richard Corso decided he needed to slow the action down and call a timeout. The Bears had been scoreless for the entire second half and Hawaii had pulled within one point just minutes earlier. “I told the girls to
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Bears to face Hawaii in season opener

After three hours of practicing, the Cal women’s water polo team is still going hard at Spieker Aquatics Center late into the night. Countless drilling of counter attacks and defensive possessions only increase the Bears’ determination. This is to be expected of the No. 2 team in the country about
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Bears sweep competition in California Invitational

Cal senior Elizabeth McLaren was streaking down the pool as the late afternoon light cast shadows on the Spieker Aquatics Center. With each powerful stroke, McLaren was able to catch a glimpse of her teammates advancing the ball toward Loyola Marymount’s net. She was battling not only the defender hot
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Cal hosts Speedo Invitational

For the second straight weekend, the No. 2 Cal women’s water polo team will have four games over two days. Bears coach Richard Corso has no complaints. “I love it. It’s good,” Corso said. “It’s more adversity, and we need adversity.” Spieker Aquatics Complex plays host to eight teams this
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Cal looks to build off rough end to 2011

This may be the year for No. 2 Cal women’s water polo. In 2009, the Bears finished No. 5. In 2010, the team finished third and in 2011, second. Only time will tell where the Bears will finish in 2012, yet the squad has a legitimate shot at winning the program’s
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Bears inconsistent despite weekend sweep

On paper, it looked like a perfect weekend for the No. 2 Cal women’s water polo team. The Bears went undefeated in the Spartan Invitational for the second straight year. In doing so, they outscored their opponents 49-23, beat two ranked teams and had 14 different players score. But Cal
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Young Cal squad sets new milestones in 2011

Bears earn first conference crown, take second at NCAAs

Last season was a breakthrough campaign for the Cal women’s water polo team. After capping the program’s first ever NCAA Tournament appearance with a third place finish, the program had established itself as a national power — conference championships and title game appearances would not be far off. Apparently, coach Richard
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