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Cal Women's Volleyball Wins The 73rd Big Spike: #4 Golden Bears Beat #2 Cardinal

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After surprisingly blowing the first set despite seemingly looked like the better set, the Cal women's volleyball team roared back to capture the next three sets in dominating fashion, 26-28, 25-17, 25-17, 25-20. Tarrah Murrey racked up 24 kills (.356 attack percentage), Adrienne Gehan with 12 (.355 attack %), Correy Johnson with 12 (incredible .458 attack %), Shannon Hawari with 9 (.500 attack %), Kat Brown with 7 (.294 attack %). Carli Lloyd notched up  56 assists, 3 kills, 13 digs and 4 blocks. Robin Rostratter added 26 digs, Meagan Schmitt came up with 12 digs. The Bears came up with 23 blocks on the game and held the usually potent Cardinal attack to 26 errors and a .205 attack percentage (compare that to Cal's .359 attack percentage, and all you can see is total domination).

With the win, the Golden Bears clinched the following:

  • The best record in Cal volleyball history.
  • The most single-season wins in conference play for Cal volleyball.
  • The first series sweep of the Furd in 31 years.

The Golden Bears now have the inside track for the Pac-10 crown; Cal only needs to win one of their final two games to win the conference, and both of them are at home Thanksgiving weekend against the Arizona schools in Haas Pavilion.

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