Stanford sours Cal’s postseason dreams with sweep win

As Cal women’s volleyball walked off the court following their loss against No. 2 Stanford Friday night, the team’s postseason dreams were up in the air. The rivalry match was the last chance for the Bears (15-15, 9-11) to make a strong impression on the selection committee. But they had
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Cal faces Utah in vital game for NCAA hopes

The situation is simple: Sitting at a mediocre 14-14 overall record, the Cal women’s volleyball team has two games left. Teams need at least a .500 record to be considered for the NCAA tournament. The squad will end the season against No. 1 Stanford on Nov. 23, a game in
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Bruins sweep home court with Bears

No. 5 UCLA wounded Cal volleyball’s chances of receiving a bid in the NCAA tournament. The Bruins (21-5,13-4) swept the Bears at the Wooden Center in Los Angeles Thursday night, giving the latter their 14th sweep of the season. Although the Bears (14-14, 8-10 in Pac-12) notched a solid .299
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Bears stunned in five-set heartbreaker at home

At 16-15 in the fifth set, the Cal volleyball team was down to its last point. Having already fought of a previous match point, the Bears had a dwindling chance of pulling off their second upset of a top-ranked opponent. Washington delivered a shot in the final rally that appeared
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Gehan’s return bodes well for Cal against Washington

The Cal volleyball team should feel fortuitous that its upcoming matchup against No. 8 Washington is at Haas Pavillion. Despite its top-10 ranking, the Huskies can attribute their success to their home advantage. Of its four conference losses, three came away from home. And with the return of veteran outside
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Cal delivers one-two punch on road

On Sunday at Oregon State (13-13, 3-11), the Cal volleyball team was leading two sets to one going into the fourth frame. But the team was in serious trouble. The Bears had just dropped the third set, 26-24, and were tied with the Beavers, 15-15. Cal needed someone to step
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Bears hope to start walking the talk at Oregon

The Cal volleyball team has had the same postgame talk over and over. After every loss, they preach to one another that things must change, things must get better. “We are still having the same conversations about work ethic and discipline,” senior Kat Brown said. However, the words seem to
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Do or die time for lagging Bears

The Cal women’s volleyball team no longer feels just the heat; the team is seriously sweating. With 10 games left on the schedule, Cal will face six opponents it has already played and failed to beat this year. To make matters worse, the team is in danger of not finishing
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