TEMPE, Ariz. – Freshman Bailee Huizenga had 11 kills at a .364 hitting percentage but the Cal volleyball team fell to Arizona State 25-22, 25-22, 25-21 on Saturday at Wells Fargo Arena.
Sophomore Belen Castillo added nine kills at a .438 clip senior Jenelle Jordan had six kills and four blocks for the Bears (9-19, 3-15 Pac-12).
The Sun Devils led wire to wire in the first set and most of the second set before Cal came back to tie it at 22-22. ASU had led 22-19 but kills by Huizenga and sophomore Carmen Annevelink and a hitting error by the Sun Devils tied things up. Arizona State was then able to score the final three points to take command of the match.
Men’s Water Polo
LOS ANGELES – Early offense proved decisive for the Cal men's water polo team Saturday as the Bears jumped out to the lead and never looked back to pick up a 17-4 win over Penn State Behrend and advance to the third-place match of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) Championships hosted by UCLA.
With the win, Cal moves into the 11 a.m. match today to take on Stanfurd. USC and UCLA will play for the conference title at 1 p.m. Both matches will be televised by Pac-12 Networks and on Pac-12.com.
BERKELEY - The California women's basketball team continues its five-game homestand today, hosting CSU Bakersfield at 2 p.m. PT at Haas Pavilion. The game will be the fourth meeting all-time between the schools, with the Bears winning each of the previous three matchups.
Sophomore Kristine Anigwe continues to build off a stellar freshman season in which she was named the Pac-12 and USBWA Rookie of the Year. The 6'4" forward has put up at least 20 points and 10 rebounds in each of her last two outings, including a 28-point, 12-rebound performance on Friday afternoon against UC Riverside. The Golden Bears went 10-21 from three-point range to beat the Highlanders, 71-56. Junior Mikayla Cowling paced the team with a 4-5 effort from beyond the arc.
BERKELEY -- After grinding out a tough overtime win sans three starters Wednesday night, California men's basketball hits the road for its first neutral-site contest of the season, a Monday night matchup with San Diego State. The Golden Bears and Aztecs meet at the brand new Golden 1 Center, home of the Sacramento Kings, in a doubleheader day of college hoops that features the first four NCAA teams to christen the new arena. The action tips off at 8 p.m. following the UC Davis-Sacramento State game, which starts at 5:35 p.m.
The Bears are coming off a 76-65 overtime victory against UC Irvine in which they battled back from a 13-point deficit without key players Ivan Rabb, Jabari Bird and Grant Mullins in the lineup. The triumph extended Cal's home winning streak to 21 games, tied for the sixth-longest active streak in the country. The Bears are 3-6 in neutral-site contests in the Cuonzo Martin era.