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Golden Medals: Can Cal Men’s Water Polo end UCLA’s record win streak today?

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Golden Bears have a big match this afternoon against UCLA
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Stilling catching your breath after the latest Cal Football game? Here is your weekly round-up of the other exciting Cal Athletics action.

No.2 Cal Men’s Water Polo vs. No.1 UCLA

When: 3:30 PM PT

Where: Berkeley, CA

TV: Pac-12 Bay Area, Los Angeles

After two weeks off from competition, Cal Men’s Water Polo should be psyched and ready to be the team that ends UCLA’s current NCAA record 53 straight victories. UCLA, winner of the past two NCAA championships, were last challenged in the MPSF championship match late last season by none other than the Golden Bears. The Bruins prevailed 12-11 en route to an undefeated season.

The lone loss of the season thus far by the Golden Bears (14-1) has come in the championship match of the Mountain Pacific Invitational against UCLA (20-0).

Feel free to use the comment section below to discuss this big match.

Cal Men’s Water Polo honored the 2006 NCAA championship team at the Cal Football game on Friday night against Oregon.

Cal Men’s Soccer upsets UCLA 2-1 on Thursday

After a successful out-of-conference start to the 2016 campaign, the first half of the Pac-12 play was quite disappointing for the Golden Bears (5-6-2, 1-4-1 in Pac-12), earning only points from a draw against Oregon State.

Nevertheless, the Bears start the 2nd half of Pac-12 play on Thursday with a big 2-1 road victory over No.24 UCLA from Westwood.

Bears fell behind 1-0 but got late goals from Jose Carrera-Garcia and Christian Thierjung (who had missed a penalty earlier on the match) to earn the road victory.

The SoCal road trip continues for the Golden Bears on Sunday at San Diego State.

Bears had lost to UCLA 4-3 last Thursday and San Diego State 1-0 last Sunday from friendly confines of Edwards Stadium in Berkeley.

Cal Women’s Soccer still a strong contender for the Pac-12 title

Hopefully, we won’t be lamenting about the missed points from this Thursday when the host No.10 Golden Bears only earned an 1-1 draw against the visiting Utah Utes.

Golden Bears (12-2-2, 5-0-2 in Pac-12) was in the driver’s seat entering the weekend. Leaving two points (a win earns 3 points, a draw only 1 points) on the table on Thursday means that the Bears would need USC Trojans (who the Bears defeated 1-0) to drop points to overtake them. Of course, plenty more Pac-12 soccer is still left including big rivalry matches between Cal and Stanford as well as USC against UCLA.

Bears will next host the previous Pac-12 leader Colorado (6-0 in Pac-12 play before this weekend) on Sunday at 1 PM PT. Not too surprisingly, the Buffs lost to Stanford 2-0 on Thursday.

Last weekend saw the Bears earn a 2-0 win at Oregon where Cal goalie Emily Boyd earned her 10th shutout of the season (Boyd owns a tie for the Cal program record for shutouts with 11 from last season).

Golden Bears will finish out Pac-12 play with a trip to the Arizona schools next weekend before concluding with a home game against Stanford (which may very well have Pac-12 title implications for both teams).

Cal Volleyball earned 2nd Pac-12 victory with a 5 set thriller over Arizona

Cal Volleyball (8-11, 2-7 in Pac-12) is getting stronger as the season winds down. Bears earned their 2nd Pac-12 victory last weekend with a 5 set home thriller over Arizona.

Belen Castillo has a career high 20 kills to lead the way.

Golden Bears are down in LA for two tough matches this weekend. Bears lost in straight sets to USC on Friday night. They will play UCLA on Sunday at noon. Live stream of that match can be found HERE.

After the UCLA match, which marks the middle point of the conference play, Bears will return to Haas to host the Washington schools next weekend.

Cal Field Hockey plays Stanford on Pac-12 Network

After a weekend split from Maine, Cal Field Hockey (4-9, 1-2 in American East) plays local conference matches this weekend. Bears drop a 3-1 decision to Pacific on Friday but will look to bounce make against rival Stanford on Sunday at 1 PM PT. The Cal-Stanford field hockey match from Stanford will be broadcasted on the Pac-12 Networks.

After being edged 3-2 by Vermont, the Bears bounced back with a special (read more about it below) 3-1 victory over host Maine last weekend.

A pair of Golden Bears won conference honors.

You read that right, the Bears’ starting goalie Kori Griswold got hurt in the Vermont match and she was the only Cal goalie to travel on the trip. 5th year senior Lexi Collins stepped up, despite never played the goalie position before, to help the Bears to the win.

That’s a match that will be talked about for years in Cal Field Hockey lore.