Rough season leaves Cal looking for more

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Megan Takacs (32) set Cal's single-season goals record in an Apr. 12 win at Vermont. But the MPSF Player of the Year's season ended when she injured her knee, and the Bears lost their remaining three games by a combined margin of 14 goals.

The 2012 Cal lacrosse team had its best season since 2005. But even the Bears’ 8-8 record left something to be desired. After suffering several close losses, Cal went on a four-game winning streak in early April before losing Megan Takacs, the team’s leading scorer, to a season-ending injury. Although
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Schmidt named lacrosse assistant coach

Former Fresno State assistant coach and Stanford All-American Lauren Schmidt has joined the Cal lacrosse program as an assistant coach. After earning the MPSF Women’s Lacrosse Player of the year twice while playing for Stanford, Schmidt was an assistant coach for the Bulldogs last year.
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Bears end season with Oregon loss at MPSFs

Although the Cal lacrosse team made a comeback with five consecutive goals in the second half, the squad’s last-chance effort was not enough to give them the win, and the Bears fell to Oregon 14-11 in the MPSF semifinals. This Friday at Cagan Stadium in Stanford, Calif., the Bears (8-8)
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Cal falls to No. 20 Boston College

Saturday’s Cal lacrosse match ended the same way it began: with Boston College scoring quickly and effortlessly. In their first game without junior Megan Takacs, the nation’s leading scorer who was injured in Thursday’s win, the Bears (8-6, 4-2 in the MPSF) suffered one of their worst losses of the
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Bears dominate Aggies in crucial conference matchup

When the Bears came out on the field on Wednesday evening, they weren’t surprised at all. The Cal lacrosse team had prepared perfectly for its crucial conference matchup against UC Davis. The Bears predicted how the Aggies would play based on their previous meetings, and they learned precisely how to
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Cal closes spring break trip with victory over Wildcats

The start of the second half marked the turning point for the game. In Friday’s contest, both Villanova and the Bears were tied, 5-all, heading into halftime. However, the Cal lacrosse team stepped up its game right from the beginning of the second period, causing turnovers and netting shot after
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