Bears fall short again of high hopes

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At the beginning of the season, midfielder Betsy Hassett declared two goals for the season: to win the Pac-12 and to advance past the second round in the NCAA tournament. The Cal women’s soccer team couldn’t achieve either of Hassett’s goals. The Bears’ 16-6 season landed them directly behind the
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San Diego State’s comeback ends Cal’s season

In the Bears’ second round game of the NCAA tournament, the first half brought jubilation and hope; the second, dejection and heartbreak The Cal women’s soccer team (16-6) held onto an early lead through the opening half of the match against two-seed San Diego State, but the second half of
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Cal embarks NCAA journey at Malibu

There may be no place like home, but the Bears will not let that bother them. Though the No. 23 Cal women’s soccer team was expected to host its first round game of the NCAA tournament, the team instead travels to Malibu, Calif. to face No. 22 Pepperdine on Saturday
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Cal welcomes defending champs Stanford at Edwards

The defending national champions and unanimous No. 1 team in the nation. A spotless conference record this season with victories against the No. 2 and 3 teams in the nation. That’s what the Cal women’s soccer team faces on Sunday against its indomitable rival Stanford at Edwards Stadium. But despite
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Bears extend winning streak to eight matches

On Sunday afternoon, the Bears huddled in a secluded corner of Edwards Stadium with a mood of solemnity surrounding them. Then the squad let out a triumphant cheer in perfect representation of the weekend’s crucial wins. After two hard fought games, No. 12 Cal women’s soccer extended its winning streak
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Hot-shot Bears ride winning streak

The Bears outshot Arizona State by 10 goals and outscored the opponent by two. The No 14. Cal women’s soccer team outshot the Sun Devils, 19-9, at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Ariz. Friday’s win was the fifth straight conference victory and sixth straight overall win. The 2-0 win also extended
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Cal fights aggressive Quakers to 1-0 win

The Cal women’s soccer team entered Friday’s game with one goal: to not get sucked into Penn’s direct style of play. The Bears knew that the Quakers’ strategy generally included playing deep balls up the flanks and letting their forwards and midfielders run onto the ball. If the Penn (2-3-0)
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Strong midfield to carry Cal team

Senior Betsy Hassett, junior Kaitlyn Fitzpatrick and sophomore Taylor Comeau call the Cal midfield their domain. Hassett’s fast decision-making, Fitzpatrick’s blazing shot and Comeau’s gritty defense form a three-headed monster in the center of the field. “If we hear about other teams scouting us, they say our midfield is the
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Cal back on track with weekend sweep

The Cal women’s soccer team seems to have recovered from its early preseason setbacks. After two close losses last week, the Bears rebounded this weekend with a 4-1 victory over Cal Poly on Friday, followed by a 3-0 shutout of the University of San Francisco on Sunday. Cal’s recovery came
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