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Happy Cal-loween!

Golden Bears were unstoppable on the rugby pitch this past weekend.
Golden Bears were unstoppable on the rugby pitch this past weekend.
Ruey Yen

Schedule for this week:

For those who love to see the Bears beat Texas, stop by Spieker Aquatic Center this afternoon to check out Missy Franklin and company takes on the Texas Longhorn in the 2nd of 3 home dual meet this fall.

Other events of note: No.17 Men's Soccer takes on No.1 UCLA on the Pac-12 Networks on Sunday. Women's Soccer take on the Oregon schools this weekend and then finishes at Stanfurd next Thursday on the Pac-12 Networks.

Field Hockey finishes their regular season at Pacific on Saturday. Cal Volleyball will continue to claw their way toward a first Pac-12 victory at the Oregon Schools this weekend.

Fri,
Oct 31
Men's Tennis Gael Classic at Moraga, CA All Day
Fri,
Oct 31
Cross Country Pac-12 Championships Oakland, CA 9:40 a.m. Pac-12 Networks (D)
Fri,
Oct 31
Swim/Dive Texas Berkeley, CA 1:00 p.m. Live Stats
Fri,
Oct 31
Women's Soccer Oregon State Berkeley, CA 2:00 p.m. Live Stats Twitter
Fri,
Oct 31
Men's Basketball Cal State East Bay (Exhibition: Free) Berkeley, CA 7:00 p.m. Live Stats
Fri,
Oct 31
Volleyball Oregon at Eugene, OR 8:00 p.m. Live Audio
Sat,
Nov 1
Men's Tennis Gael Classic Moraga, CA All Day
Sat,
Nov 1
Field Hockey Pacific at Stockton, CA 12:00 p.m.
Sat,
Nov 1
Softball Santa Clara - Game 1 Berkeley, CA 1:00 p.m.
Sat,
Nov 1
Men's Water Polo UC Santa Barbara Berkeley, CA 1:00 p.m.
Sat,
Nov 1
Women's Basketball Vanguard Berkeley, CA 2:00 p.m.
Sat,
Nov 1
Softball Santa Clara - Game 2 Berkeley, CA 3:30 p.m.
Sat,
Nov 1
Football Oregon State at Corvallis, OR 7:30 p.m. TuneIn Radio
Sun,
Nov 2
Men's Tennis Gael Classic Moraga, CA All Day
Sun,
Nov 2
Volleyball Oregon State at Corvallis, OR 12:00 p.m. Live Stream Live AudioLive Event
Sun,
Nov 2
Softball San Francisco State - Game 1 Berkeley, CA 1:00 p.m.
Sun,
Nov 2
Men's Water Polo Long Beach State Berkeley, CA 1:00 p.m.
Sun,
Nov 2
Women's Soccer Oregon Berkeley, CA 1:00 p.m. Live Stats Twitter
Sun,
Nov 2
Softball San Francisco State - Game 2 Berkeley, CA 3:30 p.m.
Sun,
Nov 2
Men's Soccer UCLA at Los Angeles, CA 5:00 p.m. Live Stats
Mon,
Nov 3
Women's Golf Pac-12 Preview Kona, HI All Day
Tue,
Nov 4
Women's Golf Pac-12 Preview Kona, HI All Day
Wed,
Nov 5
Men's Swimming & Diving Stanford at Stanford, CA 2:00 p.m.
Thu,
Nov 6
Field Hockey NorPac Championships Stockton, CA All Day
Thu,
Nov 6
Women's Tennis USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships New York, NY All Day
Thu,
Nov 6
Men's Tennis USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships New York, NY All Day
Thu,
Nov 6
Women's Soccer Stanford Berkeley, CA 2:00 p.m. Live Stats Twitter
Thu,
Nov 6
Men's Basketball Cal State San Marcos (Exhibition) Berkeley, CA 7:30 p.m.

Cal Rugby wins Battle of the Bay

Ranked just 3rd in the country in rugby 7s after a second place finish at the fall season opening West Coast Sevens (losing narrowly to UCLA in the finals), the Golden Bears bounce back by winning the 2nd of 3 fall rugby 7s tournament.

In the Battle of Bay that took place on Treasure Island, the Golden Bears made a big statement at the 16 team tournament by scoring the most points (170), most tries (28), and having the best try differential (+20). Even though the group play game against ASU was kind of close (19-14 Bears victory), Cal closed out the final 40-12 thanks to 33 unanswered points at one stretch.

The Scoring Timeline vs. UC Santa Barbara

05:00 Anthony Salaber 5

07:00 Cameron Todd 5

Halftime Score: California 10, UCSB 0

08:00 Nicklas Boyer 5

09:00 Anthony Salaber 5, Russell Webb 2

13:00 UCSB (James Smith) 5, 2

Final Score: California 22, UCSB 7

The Team vs. UC Santa Barbara

1. Gletzer, 2. Todd, 3. Boyer, 4. Dunne, 5. D'Auriol, 6. A. Salaber, 7. Honens

Replacements: Webb, Sweet, Hess, Thornton, Tavenner

The Scoring Timeline vs. Arizona State

02:00 ASU (Alex Sandstrom) 5 (Alex Walsh) 2

05:00 Eakalafi Okusi 5, Russell Webb 2

Halftime Score: California 7, ASU 7

12:00 Russell Webb 5, 2

13:00 ASU (Adam Sandstrom) 5, (David Todd) 2

14:00 Russell Webb 5

Final Score: California 19, ASU 14

The Team vs. Arizona State

1. Kondrat, 2. Battaglia, 3. Okusi, 4. Bosco, 5. Webb, 6. Anderson, 7. Milne

Replacements: Barrientes, A. Salaber, Gletzer, Chipman

The Scoring Timeline vs. Utah

03:00 Russell Webb 5, 2

04:00 Nicklas Boyer 5

Halftime Score: California 12, Utah 0

09:00 Miles Honens 5

10:00 Utah (Casey Raymond) 5

13:00 Cameron Todd 5, Russell Webb 2

Final Score: California 24, Utah 5

The Team vs. Utah

1. Gletzer, 2. Todd, 3. Boyer, 4. Bosco, 5. Webb, 6. Anderson, 7. Honens

Replacements: A. Salaber, Barrientes,  Sweet, Chipman, Thornton

Blood Sub: Milne for Honens

The Scoring Timeline vs. San Diego State

02:00 Anthony Salaber 5, Russell Webb 2

05:00 Anthony Salaber 5, Russell Webb 2

07:00 Russell Webb 5, 2

Halftime Score: California 21, SDSU 0

08:00 Andrew Battaglia 5

12:00 Lucas Dunne 5

14:00 Miles Honens 5

Final Score: California 36, SDSU 0

The Team vs. San Diego State

1. Gletzer, 2. Battaglia, 3. A. Salaber, 4. Webb, 5. Barrientes, 6. Anderson, 7. Honens

Replacements: Dunne, Sweet, Thornton, Todd

The Scoring Timeline vs. Cal Poly

01:00 Patrick Barrientes 5, Russell Webb 2

04:00 Jake Anderson

06:00 Nicklas Boyer 5

7:00 Russell Webb 5, 2

Halftime Score: California 24, Cal Poly 0

10:00 Karl Thornton 5

12:00 Cal Poly (Max Tacket) 5

14:00 Cal Poly (Mike Mitchell) 5, 2

Final Score: California 29, Cal Poly 12

The Team vs. Cal Poly

1. Kondrat, 2. Barrientes, 3. Boyer, 4. Bosco, 5. Webb, 6. Anderson, 7. Hess

Replacements: Todd, Chipman, D'Auriol, Thornton, Okusi

The Scoring Timeline vs. Arizona State

01:00 Alec Gletzer 5, Russell Webb 2

03:00 ASU (Pete Ondi) 5

05:00 ASU (Ryan Spiwak) 5, (Adam Sandstrom) 2

08:00 Paul Bosco 5, Russell Webb 2

Halftime Score: California 14, ASU 12

11:00 Jake Anderson 5, Russell Webb 2

12:00 Anthony Salaber 5

16:00 Andrew Battaglia 5, Russell Webb 2

18:00 Nicklas Boyer 5, Russell Webb 2

Final Score: California 40, ASU 12

The Team vs. Arizona State

1. Gletzer, 2. Barrientes, 3. A. Salaber, 4. Bosco, 5. Webb, 6. Anderson, 7. Battaglia

Replacements: Boyer, Milne, Todd, Sweet, Okusi

Bears will next host the PAC Rugby 7s Championships, the fall season ending tournament, at Wittier Field on November 8th and 9th. The Pool A teams that the Bears will play on Saturday are Stanfurd, Oregon State, Arizona, and Arizona State. Bears will likely get a chance to avenge their loss to UCLA in the knockout round on Saturday.

Cal Men's Soccer (9-3-1, 3-2-1 in the Pac-12)

Golden Bears earned a tough road win on Thursday night, prevailing 2-1 at San Diego State (the lone "Pac-12" team that is not in contention for the postseason). With that win, the Bears set up a big Sunday match with No.1 UCLA down in Westwood. Golden Bears had defeated UCLA 3-2 in OT earlier this season in Berkeley. UCLA got a 2-2 draw with Stanfurd on Thursday night, leaving the door slightly ajar for the Bears to possibly win the conference title should the Golden Bears be able to pick up 3 points on Sunday. More on that game in the Sunday preview/gamethread.

Cal 2, SDSU 1

Bears took a first half lead thanks to a goal by Christian Thierjung, but the Aztecs found an equalizer midway through the 2nd half. Freshman Paul Salcedo earns yet another game winner on SDSU when he was able to score off the rebound in the 83rd minute.

In the 83rd minute of action, Salcedo found space streaking through the Aztecs' defense, and got off an initial shot that was saved by SDSU redshirt freshman goalkeeper Adam Allmaras. However, the ball bounced right back to Salcedo, who netted his second-career game-winning goal. Salcedo’s first game-winning goal also came against SDSU earlier this season.

1              2              F
No. 17 Cal             1              1              2
SDSU                     0              1              1

Scoring Summary
Cal – 23:11 Christian Thierjung (Omid Jalali and Jose Carrera-Garcia)
SDSU – 69:06 Rene Reyes (Sergio Enriquez)
Cal – 82:19 Paul Salcedo (unassisted)

Cal Women's Soccer (11-4-2, 3-3-2 in the Pac-12)

After a 1-0 victory at No.25 ASU last Friday, the Bears followed that up with a 1-1 draw at Arizona.

HEAD COACH NEIL MCGUIRE’S TAKE

McGuire says: Today was a very hard-fought game. Credit to Arizona for playing very well. They play a style that is very demanding and it took us to the second half to compete. A tie is a fair result.

GOLDEN BEAR GOAL

73' -- Taylor Comeau (unassisted) -- Comeau hit a hard shot toward the net and the ball hit an Arizona player, landing on the right side of the net on the deflection

Comeau says: Ari (Arielle Ship) passed it to Lorin (Hom) and I called for it at the top of the box. She gave me a nice weighted pass on the ground. I took a touch by a player and shot it. It deflected off one of their players but still bounced into the goal. I was a little annoyed when she blocked it because I felt like I hit it pretty well, but it went in so I was happy either way.

ARIZONA GOAL

41' - Gabi Stoian - roller into right corner of net

Bears host the Oregon schools this weekend (OSU this afternoon at 2pm) in their final regular season homestand. Golden Bears then close out their regular season at Stanfurd on Thursday night.

Look who's on the back page of the Daily Cal! Great feature on Haley and her community service efforts out now.

A photo posted by Cal Women's Soccer (@calwomenssoccer) on

While the Bears look to be in a good position to make it back to the NCAA tournament for the moment, a winning record in the conference play will surely secure a bid.

Cal Volleyball

You know it's been a trying season for Cal Volleyball when I won't even mention their record here. The Golden Bears again showed some resilience by taking a set against a top 25 UCLA team, but ultimately fall short again to remain winless in the conference at the halfway point.

There are certainly plenty of volleyball left to be played, and this team really does not appear to be that overmatched in the very tough Pac-12 conference. Chances are, the Golden Bears will pick up a few wins in the conference play any days now.

GO BEARS!