#18 Bears earn 1-1 Draw at #13 Stanford.
Opportunistic scorer. Lethal finishing skills. Small, agile stature. Short, strong legs for precise dribbling and ball control.
On the international soccer stage, there's one player who fits the bill: Lionel Messi. On the Cal women's soccer team, that player is junior Samantha Witteman.
Dubbed "Mini Messi" during her club soccer days, the Golden Bear midfielder has turned a lifetime of sporting hobbies including dirtbiking, gymnastics and snowboarding, into daring skills on the soccer field.
The doubles final at the USTA/ITA Northwest Regional Championships will feature a California pair for the third straight season.
Cal sixth after 36 holes at Tavistock.
Hannah Suh and Alice Jeong both shot under-par rounds Sunday as California concludes play in eighth place at the Stanford Intercollegiate held at the par-71 Stanford Golf Course
California senior Nicole Wallstedt scored in the opening minutes of the second half, but #17 Boston College won its third consecutive game away from home with a 5-1 victory.
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Sunday's game between Carolina and Green Bay featured not just a father-son matchup... but a Cal-themed father-son matchup.
There are connections between the two that go beyond the basic father-son links. The younger Rodgers followed his father to the University of California, where Rodgers Sr. was a safety in the early 1980s and took part in one of the most iconic plays in college football history.
Yes, Richard Rodgers Sr. handled two of the five laterals on what is known simply as "The Play," a last-second kickoff return for a touchdown that included the Stanford band coming onto the field as Cal beat the Cardinal on the final play in what was John Elway's final collegiate game.
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Goff bounced back nicely from his worst performance of a season against Washington, delivering a flurry of perfectly-placed passes in Cal's loss to UCLA. Though his final interception meant the Bears came up short, the rest of Goff's day was filled with a pretty mix of touch passes and impressive laser beams in the face of some pressure. It's important to remember that Goff is only a true sophomore who has developed on a team that's been significantly shorthanded at some of the important trench positions. He's opening eyes regardless of those disadvantages.
Cal's now projected to reach the Heart of Dallas Bowl.
Comparing the Cal and Oregon, stat-wise.
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