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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Win at Washington too tall a task for Cal

Washington newcomer Cassie Strickland taught the Cal women’s volleyball team a lesson on Sunday afternoon: Execution trumps size. Standing at only five-foot-eight, Strickland found herself looking across the net at Cal’s front three — all of whom are over six feet. Yet at the end of the day, it was
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Bears face Washington State and its unorthodox offense

After two consecutive losses to top-10 teams, the best transition the Cal volleyball team can ask for is an away game against Washington State on Friday. Since 2003, the Bears have not lost to the Cougars. This season, the Cougars (10-10, 0-8 in the Pac-12) are on a eight-game losing
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Inexperienced Bears crash out early against UCLA, USC

During the 30th point of the second set, Cal’s inexperience reared its ugly head in their 3-0 loss to No. 7 UCLA on Sunday in Haas Pavillion. Freshmen Lara Vukasovic and Mary McKennon watched the ball float in their direction, trying to call each other off. Neither girl heard the
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Bears host L.A. schools in hopes of rankings boost

As far as conference competition goes, the Cal volleyball team faces its toughest weekend of the season. If the Bears win both their upcoming battles, the results would do wonders for a team that has fallen out of the rankings. At Haas Pavilion, the Bears take on No. 6 USC
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Hobbling Bears face gritty, restless Beavers

The Cal volleyball team is five games into Pac-12 conference play, and already the program has found itself in unfamiliar waters. At this point last season, the squad was 13-2 and near the top of the volleyball rankings. This year, the Bears are a mere one game above .500 and
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