Murrey, Bears kill competition in weekend wins

Emma Lantos/Senior Staff
Sophomore defensive specialist Erin Freeman set a new season high in digs (13) in Friday's match against No. 2 Washington.

All-American Tarah Murrey finished the Cal volleyball team’s first set against No. 2 Washington with two kills and three errors for a -.071 hitting percentage. By the end of the match on Friday night at Haas Pavilion, the senior outside hitter amassed 21 kills to power the No. 4 Bears
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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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UCLA delivers Cal’s first home loss

Going into the No. 2 Cal volleyball team’s match with No. 6 UCLA, senior Tarah Murrey talked about the drive necessary to come away with a victory. “When we’re in those ruts that happen naturally in matches, is there going to be a collective burst of energy where we actually
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No. 4 Bears prepare for No. 15 Ducks

Two problems have plagued the No. 4 Cal volleyball team for weeks — serving and passing. In addition to refining technical skills, the Bears worked with a mental training coach to increase trust between players. Coach Rich Feller was still not satisfied with Cal’s performance in last weekend’s two wins.
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No. 1 Bears suffer season’s first loss

For the second consecutive year, USC handed the Cal volleyball team its first loss of the season. On Friday night, the No. 7 Trojans swept the No. 1 Bears, 25-23, 25-20, 25-22, at the Galen Center in Los Angeles. Cal (13-1, 3-1 in the Pac-12) struggled to gain any momentum
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Extra tidbits for Cal’s matchup with USC

Gehan Injury Update: Adrienne Gehan suffered a dislocated left ankle last Friday night against Colorado. An MRI revealed ligament damage, though she did not break anything. The 6-foot-3 outside hitter is on crutches with a boot on her foot.

No. 1 Bears head to L.A. for first Pac-12 trip

Memories of the Galen Center on the USC campus are particularly vivid for some members of the Cal volleyball team. “We had match point,” junior Correy Johnson said. “And we lost it ourselves. We had a hitting error into the net on match point.” The Trojans handed the Bears their
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Extra points from Cal’s weekend wins

Recharging batteries The Bears wrapped up a seven-game home stand that spanned eight days on Saturday with a win over Utah. While Cal has only dropped one set this year – the first against Stanford last Tuesday – the Bears looked sluggish against the Utes and Colorado this weekend.

No. 1 Bears lose Gehan, but win two weekend matches

Despite two wins this weekend, the No. 1 Cal volleyball team suffered its first major loss of the year. As the Bears (13-0, 3-0 in the Pac-12) and Colorado (5-6, 0-3) neared the end of Friday’s second set, Cal’s outside hitter Adrienne Gehan dislocated her ankle coming down from a
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