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Golden Medals: Arielle Ship and Cal Women's Soccer rolling toward postseason

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As the collegiate soccer season is winding down, Cal women are in a good position to possibly host again. The team is seeking a 6th straight victory a firmer grasp of a top 15 ranking this weekend up at the Washington schools.

Arielle Ship of Cal Women's Soccer is a national player of the year contender
Arielle Ship of Cal Women's Soccer is a national player of the year contender
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Schedule:

The fall season is winding down for a few Cal sports. Cal Men's Soccer will host their final two home matches of the season this weekend. Cal Women's Soccer will do the same next weekend, with the first match on Thursday.

Cal Volleyball is also home this weekend, for those who have yet to visit the renovated Haas Pavilion.

Cal Rugby fans can see the team hosting a fall 7s tournament this week.

Cal Softball will also be hosting some fall ball.

Cal Field Hockey is back on the road again, this time playing matches at Columbus, Ohio against Kent State and The Ohio State before a "home" match at Stockton against UOP next Wednesday.

Fri,
Oct 23
W Tennis USTA/ITA Northwest Regional Championships Palo Alto, CA All Day
Fri,
Oct 23
W Tennis USTA/ITA Northwest Regional Championships at Stanford, CA All Day Live Stream/Scores
Fri,
Oct 23
M Tennis USTA/ITA Northwest Regional Championships Seattle, WA All Day
Fri,
Oct 23
M Soccer San Diego State Berkeley, CA 2:00 p.m. Live Stats
Fri,
Oct 23
W Soccer Washington at Seattle, WA 4:00 p.m. Live Stats
Fri,
Oct 23
Volleyball Washington Berkeley, CA 6:00 p.m. Live Stats
Fri,
Oct 23
M Swimming & Diving Pacific Invitational at Stockton, CA 7:00 p.m.
Sat,
Oct 24
W Tennis USTA/ITA Northwest Regional Championships Palo Alto, CA All Day
Sat,
Oct 24
W Tennis USTA/ITA Northwest Regional Championships at Stanford, CA All Day Live Stream/Scores
Sat,
Oct 24
W Crew Head of the American Gold River, CA All Day
Sat,
Oct 24
M Crew Head of the American Lake Natoma, CA All Day
Sat,
Oct 24
M Tennis USTA/ITA Northwest Regional Championships Seattle, WA All Day
Sat,
Oct 24
Field Hockey Kent State Columbus, OH 10:00 a.m.
Sat,
Oct 24
M Water Polo UCLA at Los Angeles, CA 10:30 a.m.
Sat,
Oct 24
Rugby Autumn 7s: Cal vs. Santa Clara Berkeley, CA 11:00 a.m.
Sat,
Oct 24
Rugby Autumn 7s: Cal Frosh-Sophs vs. Claremont Colleges Berkeley, CA 12:00 p.m.
Sat,
Oct 24
Rugby Autumn 7s: Cal vs. Nevada Berkeley, CA 12:30 p.m.
Sat,
Oct 24
Softball Cal Poly Berkeley, CA 1:00 p.m.
Sat,
Oct 24
Rugby Autumn 7s: Cal Frosh-Sophs vs. UC Davis Berkeley, CA 1:30 p.m.
Sat,
Oct 24
Rugby Autumn 7s: Cal vs. SF State Berkeley, CA 2:00 p.m.
Sat,
Oct 24
Rugby Autumn 7s: Cal Frosh-Sophs vs. Cal Poly Berkeley, CA 2:40 p.m.
Sat,
Oct 24
Softball Cal Poly Berkeley, CA 3:30 p.m.
Sat,
Oct 24
Rugby Autumn 7s: Final Berkeley, CA 4:30 p.m.
Sun,
Oct 25
W Tennis USTA/ITA Northwest Regional Championships Palo Alto, CA All Day
Sun,
Oct 25
W Tennis USTA/ITA Northwest Regional Championships at Stanford, CA All Day Live Stream/Scores
Sun,
Oct 25
M Tennis USTA/ITA Northwest Regional Championships Seattle, WA All Day
Sun,
Oct 25
Softball Cal Fall Tournament: Sac State vs Santa Clara Berkeley, CA 10:00 a.m.
Sun,
Oct 25
Field Hockey Ohio State at Columbus, OH 10:00 a.m. Live Video Live Stats
Sun,
Oct 25
Volleyball Washington State Berkeley, CA 11:00 a.m. Live Stats
Sun,
Oct 25
M Water Polo Long Beach State at Long Beach, CA 12:00 p.m.
Sun,
Oct 25
Softball Cal Fall Tournament: Sacramento State Berkeley, CA 12:30 p.m.
Sun,
Oct 25
W Soccer Washington State at Pullman, WA 1:00 p.m. Live Stats
Sun,
Oct 25
M Soccer UCLA Berkeley, CA 3:00 p.m. Live Stats
Sun,
Oct 25
Softball Cal Fall Tournament: Santa Clara Berkeley, CA 3:00 p.m.
Mon,
Oct 26
W Tennis USTA/ITA Northwest Regional Championships at Stanford, CA All Day Live Stream/Scores
Mon,
Oct 26
W Tennis USTA/ITA Northwest Regional Championships Palo Alto, CA All Day
Mon,
Oct 26
M Tennis USTA/ITA Northwest Regional Championships Seattle, WA All Day
Tue,
Oct 27
W Tennis USTA/ITA Northwest Regional Championships Palo Alto, CA All Day
Wed,
Oct 28
Field Hockey Pacific Stockton, CA 2:00 p.m.
Thu,
Oct 29
W Soccer UCLA Berkeley, CA 3:30 p.m.
Thu,
Oct 29
Volleyball Arizona State Berkeley, CA 7:00 p.m. Live Stats

Cal Women's Soccer (11-3-2, 4-2-0 in Pac-12)

Jared Goff, rightfully, may be getting the bulk of the national buzz amongst Cal athletes, but the Bears have another national player of the year contender and that is Cal Women's Soccer' junior striker Arielle Ship.

The leading scorer for not just the 14th ranked Golden Bears but the entire conference, Ship lead the conference in goals (11), goals per game (0.69), points (26), points per game (1.62), and game-winning goals (5). Her prolific scoring has already garnered three National Player of the Week and two Pac-12 Player of the week selections.

Learn more about Arielle Ship in this week's Golden Bear Spotlight.

Ship talks about her grandfather and scoring goal for him, who passed away in 2014. Also interestingly, the Ship family is apparently trying to emulate the Shipp family from basketball where Joe Shipp went to Cal but Josh went to UCLA and Jarren went to Arizona State (their father actually played football at USC and they have another sister, a current Philly area meteorologist who also went to UCLA but didn't play a sport). Ari Ship has twin sisters who just started this year at UCLA and USC (don't think they are on the soccer team though). There is a fourth sister that wants to go to Stanford.

Cal 1, Santa Clara 0

Technically, I already covered this win from last Thursday in the Golden Medals last week, but Sam Witteman's splendid goal here is worth another look.

Cal 2, Utah 0

Following the thrilling 1-0 win over No.19 Santa Clara, the Bears backed that win up with a 2-0 win over the Utes.

Arielle Ship (from Witteman) and Ifeoma Onumonu (also from Witteman) scored for the Bears, who were wearing pink kits for this one.

With one goal and two assists, Sam Witteman earned Pac-12 offensive Player of the Week honor. Sophomore Indigo Gibson won the Pac-12 defensive Player of the Week honor.

Despite two more clean sheets, Cal goalie Emily Boyd was not the Keeper of the Week.

Bears are up at the Washington schools this weekend, starting with a match at UW today. Bears are seeking their 6th straight win. All Cal Women's Soccer matches the rest of the regular season are on the Pac-12 Networks.

A look at the Pac-12 Standings:

2015-16 SEASON

CONFERENCE OVERALL LAST GAME NEXT GAME
Stanford 7-0-0 123-2-0 W2-1 WSU @ 10/25Pac-12 Networks
USC 5-1-0 10-4-1 vs UTAH VS 10/25Pac-12 Networks
California 4-2-0 11-3-2 vs WASH @ 10/25Pac-12 Networks
Washington State 4-3-0 11-4-0 L1-2 STAN VS 10/25Pac-12 Networks
Washington 3-2-1 10-3-2 vs CAL VS 10/25Pac-12 Networks
Arizona 3-3-0 9-4-1 W1-0 WSU VS 10/23Arizona Live Stream-2
UCLA 2-3-1 6-7-1 L1-2 ORST VS 10/23Pac-12 Mountain
Oregon State 2-4-0 6-5-3 W2-1 UCLA @ 10/23ASU Live Stream
Utah 2-4-0 5-7-3 vs USC @ 10/25Pac-12 Mountain
Colorado 1-4-1 7-6-2 L1-2 STAN @ 10/23Pac-12 Mountain
Arizona State 1-4-1 5-7-1 W2-1 WASH VS 10/23ASU Live Stream
Oregon 1-5-0 4-10-0 L0-4 USC @ 10/23Arizona Live Stre

Bears have yet to play USC nor Stanford (those are the last two matches of the regular season) but would need help to have a chance to catch Stanford (they also have yet to play USC).

Cal Volleyball (no longer winless in Pac-12 play)

Cal Volleyball will not go winless in Pac-12 play this year!

After a 4 set loss to Colorado, the Bears bounced back and defeated Utah in 5, winning 22-25, 25-13, 12-25, 25-19, 15-11. Yep, it was a come-from-behind effort and a true team effort as the Bears got solid contribution from its bench (something that has often been the difference the other way, unfortunately).

The team sure is happy about this. Check out this week's version of Kerr's Korner, from Cal junior libero Maddy Kerr:

We WON! I honestly can not even tell you how good it feels to be on the board in the Pac-12. I know it seems trivial to be this excited about winning one match, but losing games takes its toll!  Nobody is happy with losing! It is refreshing to have won a match, and we really feel like we can build on it. We really have gotten better and more competitive each week, and are continuing to work hard every day in practice to keep it up.

Last weekend, we asked Rich if we could attend the Cal football game at Oregon in November since we will be in Eugene that same weekend. Rich said, "Beat Utah." So, I am putting it in writing to make it official (so that Rich can’t back out!!!). We have been annoying him about it pretty much since the schedule originally came out, so he is probably just happy that he doesn’t have to listen to our whining anymore. Rich has been a women’s volleyball coach for a LONG time. He must know by now that we don’t stop until we get what we want. I think that kind of persistence is in the fine print of the female contract. And being a man, Rich knew the safest decision to make in this decision.

As much as I tried to bury the record, I probably should say that the Bears are still 7-12, 1-7 in the Pac-12 and would need to go on a nice win streak to be post-season eligible. Though if the Bears can do that in Pac-12 play, they would surely earned a NCAA berth. I'm getting waaaay ahead of myself here.

Cal Mens' Soccer (5-5-2, 0-3-2 in Pac-12)

UCLA Men's Soccer are in a bit of a down year in 2015 (but they have played much better as of late), but that certainly DID NOT show last week in their 6-0 win over our beloved Bears. Bears fell behind early and just never had the chance.

Bears opened the week with an 1-0 loss to San Diego State. Then, that 6-0 debacle occurred. The young Bears will try to bounce back by being back in Berkeley, where the team is 5-1-2.

It's time for some Cal revenge this weekend...I hope. Bears vs. San Diego State is happening right now. Cal will then celebrate Senior Day on Sunday when they host the Bruins.

Cal Crew

Bears' seasons started at The Head of the Charles (and now the Head of the Class theme is stuck in my head) last weekend in Boston.

From the Boston Herald:

The University of California-Berkeley came into yesterday’s women’s championship eights race at the Head of the Charles Regatta in a less than desirable position.

Starting last among 32 teams, the Golden Bears could call upon their trademark speed to win, but they would have to pass several boats to do so. The reigning NCAA runners-up had their work cut out for them.

"Starting last isn’t exactly ideal," Cal senior Kendall Chase said. "We’ve never been here before, so we just made the most of the opportunity and did the best that we could."

Their best was more than enough, as they upset favorites Brown and the Virginia, earning the Governor’s Cup with a time of 15:58.63.

"We passed as many boats as we could going on," Chase said. "(Coxswain) Hannah Christopher set us up very nicely for all the turns, and that was definitely a huge factor with the time."

Even more impressive? The curvy Charles River course was new to most of them.

Please learn to spell our name correctly...ugh.

As for the men, this is how they fared:

The Cal men will be back to the Princeton Chase the day after Halloween. Depending on how much sleep I get next Saturday, I may or may not try to go check out the Princeton Chase again. I have still yet to figure out how to truly enjoy a crew meet, any advices in the comments section are appreciated.

Cal Field Hockey (9-5, 4-1 in American East)

Bears' undefeated conference record is finally no more, thanks to a 4-0 loss to 12th ranked Stanford who avenged their earlier 2-1 (OT) loss to us. Sadly, this loss happened on Senior Day (thanks Kristen Lee and Clara Goni) but plenty of Field Hockey alumnae made the trip back to the Bay Area for this.

Bears are back on the road and in Ohio this weekend to take on Kent State and The Ohio State on Saturday and Sunday at 10 AM PT.

Live video is available here for the Ohio State match.

Cal Men's Water Polo (16-3, 2-0 in MPSF)

Following the 3rd place finish at the SoCal Tournament where the Bears defeated Stanford in the 3rd place game, the 3rd ranked Bears are finally home for a match, when they hosted 7th ranked UC Irvine.

Cal 12, UC Irvine 10

This one was surely a lot closer than expected as the Anteaters battled the Bears hard. Luca Cupido,the reigning MPSF Newcomer of the Year who starred with the US National Team in the offseason, led the Bears with 3 goals. Bears lead 9-8 going in to the 4th quarter and was able to hold on.

Bears will take on UCLA and Long Beach State in MPSF play this weekend. The UCLA match, 10:30 AM on Saturday, is on the Pac-12 Networks.

GO BEARS!