Cal opens postseason play with familiar opponent

A year removed from reaching the national championship, the No. 10 Cal volleyball team opens NCAA tournament play this week with hopes of replicating its best postseason in school history. And even before the tournament has started, it’s already reminiscent of last year’s as the squad will takes on North Carolina,
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Cal explodes in fourth set to clinch Big Spike

STANFORD, Calif. — In Friday night’s 74th Big Spike, there were 41 ties and 17 lead changes over three sets. But there weren’t any in the fourth frame. Leading two sets to one, the No. 10 Cal volleyball team trampled No. 6 Stanford at Maples Pavilion to finish the regular
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Extras from Cal volleyball’s two losses

Murrey dazzles despite loss on Senior Night It’s hard to find a silver lining that shone throughout Cal’s implosion in the final three sets to fall to Oregon on Saturday. But Tarah Murrey was that star.

No. 3 Bears suffer two upsets at home

Whenever she is struggling, Tarah Murrey’s father tells her, “It’s never failure. It’s only feedback.” That’s the message the senior outside hitter relayed to the Cal volleyball team on Saturday night following the No. 3 Bears’ second five-set loss in as many days. “If we put our heads down, if
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Bears in hibernation, fall to Beavers

After No. 5 Stanford and No. 2 UCLA were upset earlier in the evening, the No. 3 Cal volleyball team must have figured it needed to follow suit. The Bears (25-5, 15-5 in the Pac-12) inexplicably fell to Oregon State 3-2 (22-25, 23-25, 21-25, 25-14, 15-17) Friday night in front
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Bears bowl over Huskies in four-set win in Seattle

The Cal volleyball team has struggled somewhat this season with energy lapses in matches, and Saturday’s contest at Washington was no exception. With the No. 5 Bears leading the match two sets to none, the No. 11 Huskies negated Cal’s 14-7 third-set lead with an 11-1 run to force a
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