Look for a special preview/gamethread tomorrow for Cal Rugby’s big match against Saint Mary’s on Saturday (match time is 5 pm PT). That match will be broadcasted live on the Pac-12 Networks.
Cal Softball to take on Stanford this weekend
Cal Softball (17-8) had a rough Pac-12 opening series at Oregon last week. Bears lost to the 3rd ranked (and undefeated) Ducks (27-0) by 5-1, 2-1, and 10-2 result.
Bears will now look to bounce back at Stanford this weekend after their midweek game vs. Sacramento State was cancelled due to the weather. Stanford (16-10) will be playing their Pac-12 opening series this weekend.
Still more or less reeling from the scandal that hit the program in 2015, Stanford Softball is arguably the most dysfunctional currently amongst all the Stanford Athletics programs. With that said, their 16 wins so far has already surpassed their total from last year (13) and has come close to the year before that (17).
Pac-12 Networks will have all 3 matches:
Saturday at noon PT ; Sunday at noon PT; Monday at 3 pm PT
Transfer Zoe Conley remains the ace of the staff. Despite her diminutive stature (listed as 5 foot tall), she leads the Bears with a 8-6 record with 2 saves, 3.17 ERA, and 66 K’s in 88.1 innings.
What really makes the Bears go are the athletes at the top of the lineup in Kylie Reed (0.354 batting average), Lindsay Rood (0.424 on base percentage), and Jazmyn Jackson (0.342 batting average). Kolbie Pettis lead the team with a batting average of 0.391 to go with a OBP of 0.494.
Cal Beach Volleyball looks to stay perfectl Beach Volleyball looks to stay perfect
11th ranked Cal Bears (7-0) will host San Jose State and Saint Mary today before heading down to SoCal for spring break.
Golden Bears have been carried by their depth in courts 4 and 5. The No.5 pairing (typically played first with an exhibition No.6 match) of Teya Neff and Bridget Gustafson have yet to drop a set. No.4 pairing of Nicole Anderson and Iya Lindahl have also been a perfect 7-0.
On Monday, the Bears will play Long Beach State and UCLA down in Long Beach. On Tuesday, the match at USC (4 pm PT) will be broadcasted on the Pac-12 Networks. Bears will then take on CSUN and Loyola Marymount from Northridge on Thursday.
Cal Women’s Water Polo hosts Arizona State Sun Devils
Simply put, the top 4 teams from the MPSF will make the NCAA field. Golden Bears (13-4, 1-1 in MPSF) are ranked 4th in the conference and country. ASU is ranked 6th. Bears want to stay in front of the Sun Devils, and regain some momentum after a 10-4 loss to UCLA last week.
Bears host ASU at Spiekers on Saturday at 1 PM PT. In their lone matchup earlier this year, Bears were a 10-4 winner.