Bears set for 2011 rematch with Tar Heels

If the Cal volleyball team (15-15) wants to advance past the first round, its four seniors must guide the squad. With nine underclassmen, the Bears need every bit of team leadership they can get. For the third consecutive year, Cal faces No. 24 North Carolina (25-5) in the NCAA volleyball
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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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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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Arizona to serve Cal an atypical strategy

Arizona setters Lauren Fuller and Chanel Brown are any opposing defense’s nightmares. Though they are both undersized by volleyball standards, their combined talents allow the Wildcats to put them on the court at the same time in a 6-2 offense. The Cal volleyball team travels to the Grand Canyon State
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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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Cal can’t defend home court in weekend sweep

With the Cal volleyball team down two sets to none, outside hitter Tarah Murrey exorcised some frustration by pulverizing a ball into the hardwood for a kill — pushing the Bears’ lead in the third set to 18-11 over USC. The Bears appeared to be in complete control of the
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