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Golden Nuggets: Reaction from Washington's Domination of Cal

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The Huskies hold the Bears 43 points short of Cal's stated offensive goal in a lopsided result.

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Men's Tennis

Cal's Goransson moves to Battle in the Bay semifinals.

Women's Tennis

Junior Lynn Chi, senior Zsofi Susanyi, sophomore Maegan Manasse and freshman Karla Popovic advanced to the singles quarterfinals and the doubles round of 16 in the USTA/ITA Northwest Regional Championships.

Getting to Know: Klara Fabikova

Baseball

Men's Water Polo

#3 cal defeats #7 Long Beach State and Whittier in the SoCal Tournament.

Women's Basketball

Rugby

Cal falls to UCLA, 14-12, in the final of the West Coast 7's.

Volleyball

Cal fell to #18 ASU in four sets, despite winning the first set.

Field Hockey

Senior Lara Kruggel scored two goals and became just the third Golden Bear to surpass 100 points in a career as she led Cal to a 4-1 win at UC Davis.

Women's Soccer

#22 Cal defeats USC 2-1 in a come-from-behind victory.

Men's Soccer

#22 Cal defeats #2 UCLA in a 3-2 overtime thriller at Edwards Stadium. Sophomore Christian Thierjung scored the 99th minute golden goal to knock off the Bruins.

Washington 31, California 7

From ESPN's Pac-12 Blog

Cal comes back to earth: Sonny Dykes called his team's performance "the worst offensive performance I've been a part of in a long time." After the fumble, the Golden Bears never looked like they got into a comfortable rhythm. Part of that is the aforementioned Washington front seven. The Bears had scored 119 points in the previous two weeks, but looked out of sorts. Dykes said his players didn't respond well to adversity, another part of the growing process.

From the Seattle P-I

Mistakes Cost Cal in 31-7 Loss

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - California's surprising start this season is over. The Golden Bears got a stark reminder from a formidable Pac-12 foe that their rebuilding project is far from finished.

Cal fumbled five times, losing three of them, and the mistake-prone Bears lost 31-7 to Washington on Saturday.

"Throughout the past couple of weeks, we've had so much notoriety, throwing the ball and running the ball and so much success on offense. I think it kind of got to our heads," Cal running back Daniel Lasco said. "We messed up."

From the Chron

Washington puts Cal's resurgence on hold with 31-7 beat-down

All that talk about Cal's unstoppable offense. All that talk about the Bears leading the Pac-12 North.


On Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium, Washington silenced all that talk with an all-around dominating performance.


The Huskies stopped Jared Goff and Co. 31-7.


And according to running back Daniel Lasco, all that talk before Saturday contributed to the Bears' demise against Washington.


"It's just the social side of it," Lasco said. "Everybody was saying we can score 50 points easily. I feel like a lot of people bought into it.