Golden Nuggets: The horror! the horror!

In front of a record crowd, No. 12 women's volleyball notched a huge win over No. 10 Stanford.  It was Cal's first Big Spike win at home since Halloween 2004.

The Bears out-blocked Stanford, 13.0-9.0, and put up a .250 attack percentage in the match (62k, 26e, 144att) while holding the Cardinal to a .204 attack rate on 152 attempts (58k, 27e). Stanford junior outside hitter Alix Klineman led the Cardinal with 23 kills (5e, 49att, .367) with junior outside hitter Cassidy Lichtman (14k, 6e, 35att, .229) and senior middle blocker Janet Okogbaa (14k, 4e, 27att, .370) adding 14 kills apiece. Lichtman also had 11 digs and was out-dug only by Stanford junior libero Gabi Ailes, who led the Cardinal with 13.

The Bears never trailed in the final set and went up by as many as four points on three occasions. The Cardinal stood fast and drew to within a point at 13-12, but Cutura's 21st kill of the night gave the Bears match point at 14-12. Cutura went back to serve for the match and after a furious rally, an attack by Okogbaa went long to give the Bears a 15-12 win in the fifth set. Cutura had four of Cal's 10 fifth-set kills while Murrey put in three without an error on seven attacks. Both teams had 10 kills with the Bears posting a .333 percentage on 24 attacks (2e) and the Cardinal posting a .318 percentage on 22 attacks (3e).

Daily Cal reports on the match, emphasizing the phenomenal play from true freshman Correy Johnson.

Now, if you are a sensitive reader or have children in the room, I warn you not to read the rest of this post.  I have recaps, analysis, and quotes from yesterday's Autzen Massacre and none of it is pretty.  You have been warned...

You can, however, skip all that and check out the results of several other Cal sports.  They fared notably better than football did. 

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