Freshman look to fill roles left by graduates

For the newest members of the Cal women’s soccer team, filling the shoes of some of last year’s top contributors was never going to be an easy task. This summer, former seniors Emily Kruger, Rachel Mercik, Nina Pedersen and Genessee Daughetee all left for professional careers in Europe — marking
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Season snapshots: Cal women’s soccer

When Rachel Mercik stepped onto the storied turf of Cagan Stadium last fall, she carried the memory of three years of defeat. The Cal women’s soccer team had fallen to the Cardinal in its last seven meetings, and Mercik had witnessed three of those losses in her time with the
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Bears stomp Anteaters with help from freshmen

The Cal women’s soccer team entered Friday night’s season opener with a roster full of freshmen and hopes of a fresh start. The 3-1 victory over UC Irvine provided the team with just that. The Bears opened the season with a 3-1 win over the Anteaters. The Friday night matchup
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Bears lead across two games for weekend sweep

In the eighth minute of Friday’s match against Oregon, junior midfielder Kaitlyn Fitzpatrick drew a foul in the box and netted the ensuing penalty kick to give the Bears an early 1-0 lead. The goal set the tone for the rest of the weekend as the Cal women’s soccer team
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Bears ready for tough tilt against Oregon State

The Cal women’s soccer team did not live up to expectations in last weekend’s conference opener, but head into this weekend with a chance to redeem itself. The Bears (7-3, 0-1 in Pac 12) dropped their first conference match to Arizona after entering the game as heavy favorites. This weekend’s
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Player of the Week: Rachel Mercik

After a season-ending foot injury last October, sophomore forward Rachel Mercik waited until the season started to play again. Two months later, Mercik is not only playing but now she is the lead striker for Cal women’s soccer team.