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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Bears to undergo major tactical changes against Cal Poly

Two homes losses against nationally ranked competition was an eye opener for Cal women’s soccer last week, forcing coach Neil McGuire to rethink his strategy. The Bears play Cal Poly (3-0-1) in San Luis Obispo Friday, in a match tailored for Cal to try something new. The Bears will deviate from their traditional 4-3-3 formation to test a new 4-4-2 strategy against the Mustangs, a move that may improve Cal’s goal to shot ratio and defensive alignment.
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Tigers forwards pounce Cal defense in 3-2 defeat

Missouri’s forwards have speed — and they know how to use it. In the 51st minute of Sunday’s game against the Cal women’s soccer team, Tigers’ forward Taiwo Adeshigbin received a ball with Bears’ defender Nina Pederson draped over her. A quick move and an explosive first step, and she was gone.
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Bears prepare for Santa Clara’s rematch of vengeance

A year ago in the first round of the NCAA tournament, Santa Clara junior Ellie Rice was on her knees in tears after missing the penalty kick that swiftly killed the Broncos’ season. The entire Cal women’s soccer team celebrated the 4-3 victory in penalties around her, hugging and cheering.
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Leer leads Cal to 5-2 win

As the PA announcer began counting down the end of the first half, Cal forward Grace Leer, who already scored two goals, was powering down the left wing with the ball. At the count of 10, she bullied past the last San Jose State defender. By six, she coolly placed
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Olympics wrapup: Day four

First and foremost, although he’s not a Cal alum it bears mentioning that Michael Phelps became the most decorated Olympian in history after winning his 19th career medal. He anchored the men’s 800 free relay that won gold. Also, the U.S. women’s gymnastics team captured gold for the first time
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Olympics wrapup: Day one

Dana Vollmer stole the Cal show, setting an Olympic record with a time of 56.26 in her heat of the women’s 100 fly and finishing first in the semifinals. Vollmer’s performance establishes her as the prohibitive favorite to win gold for the United States in Sunday’s final.
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Cal athletes around the world

Cal’s 38 Olympic athletes represent 17 countries on six continents. 19 of them come from North America, and 17 hail from the U.S. This list isn’t just a showcase of Cal’s talent, but a testament to Cal’s ability to attract athletes from all around the world.
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