BERKELEY - With women's rowing all but completed at the Rio Olympic Games, the international competition spotlight now turns to Rotterdam, the home of the 2016 U23 and Juniors World Championships. Cal women's rowing will be well represented as a total of six Golden Bears will row for their respective countries.
Team USA will feature two Bears as two-time Pac-12 Rower of the Year, 2016 Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year, and All-American Kendall Chase will compete in the 8 & Pair events. Incoming freshman Kailani Marchak will race in the pairs event of the World Juniors competition. Another incoming freshman will also be in action when Juliana Faralich competes in the 4x event for Germany.
Faralich isn't the only Golden Bear contributing to a strong international presence at this year's championships. Current sophomore Julia Vander Hoeven will compete for Canada in the 2x and current senior Rowan McKellar will represent Great Britain in the women's 4 event. McKellar and Great Britain are back to defend their silver medal from last year's U23 world championships.
BERKELEY --- The No. 18 California women's soccer team opened their 2016 campaign and kicked of the 2016-17 schedule for Cal Athletics by earning a solid 1-0 victory over the Cal Poly Mustangs Friday afternoon at Goldman Field. A second half goal by redshirt senior Ifeoma Onumonu - the 24th of her career - was more than enough for the Golden Bears (1-0) to win its fifth opener in the last seven seasons and sixth game in nine tries against Cal Poly (0-1).
"It's great to come out of the gates with a victory," Cal Head Coach Neil McGuire said after the game. "Last year, Cal Poly played us very well and, in many respects, could have beaten us so we knew this was going to be a tough match. We were tentative in the first half, but in the second half we opened up our offense and started moving the ball and because of that we created a lot of goal scoring opportunities."
LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Rams rookie quarterback Jared Goff had plenty of reps Saturday in the second preseason game, struggling initially with the first-team offense but seemingly getting comfortable as the night went on in the Rams' 21-20 comeback victory over the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Rams' secondary struggled in the first half, but the defense held Kansas City's reserves scoreless in the second. Star running back Todd Gurley played in his first NFL preseason game and scored a touchdown in his only possession, and Goff threw his first career touchdown pass for the winning score with a little over 10 minutes left in the game.
The Chiefs had the ball for 13 more minutes than the Rams.
"Not enough snaps," Rams coach Jeff Fisher said. "But we got a lot done offensively, especially in the run game."