Cardinal nip Cal water polo
LOS ANGELES – No. 4 Cal and No. 1 Stanford duelled each other for 28 minutes, but the Cardinal came out on top by the narrowest of margins, 8-7, in the semifinal match of the SoCal Tourney at USC’s McDonald’s Swim Stadium. The loss was the Bears’ (2-1) first of the young season while Stanford remains undefeated (5-0).
Stanford dominated the first half of play and went into the break on top 5-2. But the Bears came roaring back to make a game of it, outscoring the Cardinal 5-3 in the second half.
Juniors Will Quist and Attila Banhidy paced the Bears’ attack with three goals apiece and senior Andrew Stoddard added a score of his own - his fifth of the tournament.
Junior goalkeeper Tim Kates played solidly in the net, tallying six saves.
Cal volleyball wins tournament
DALLAS, Texas - The Cal women’s volleyball team (9-0) continued its unbeaten streak and won its third consecutive tournament with a 3-0 (30-20, 30-21, 30-21) victory over host Southern Methodist (4-5), Saturday evening at the DoubleTree Invitational in Dallas, Tex. The Bears are 9-0 and have won all 27 games in those nine matches this season.
Cal has now established a school record for consecutive games won (27, the old record was 21 set in 1993) to start a season and have tied a school record (with the 1989 squad) by starting the season with nine consecutive match victories.