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Issue #877 :: Monday, February 16, 2004

Top Headlines

Women's Hoops Takes Moral Victory Away From Loss in Palo Alto
Rarely does a team lose its 10th game in a row and acknowledge it as a turning point.

Powe, Cal Stifled by Perfect Stanford
Stanford men's basketball coach Mike Montgomery was right to assume that a significant amount of Cal's offensive production ran through the bulky frame of Leon Powe.

Women's Swimming Beats Cardinal in Front of Record Setting Crowd
After countless years of suffering defeat at the hands of Stanford women's swim team, the Cal women's team finally decided it was time for a change.

Men's Tennis Falls to Two Top 25 Teams
Even without top singles player Conor Niland, most expected Cal's 11th ranked tennis team to come home this weekend and take care of business against No. 22 Rice and No. 25 Pepperdine-instead the Bears' inexperience caught up to them as their freshmen crumbled under pressure and their seniors finally showed that they were playing out of position as Cal walked off the court Saturday with a 1-4 record.

Sports

Cal Baseball Drops Front End of UC Irvine Series
The Cal baseball team lost 9-7 Friday night against UC Irvine on the road. The team drops to 4-3 while the Anteaters logged their first win of the season to even their record at 1-1.

Softball Stretches Win Streak to Eight
Bringing their winning streak to eight, last night the Cal softball team won their first two games of the UNLV tournament against Notre Dame and the host team.

USC Spoils Water Polo's Valentine's Day Festivities
Unfortunately, it takes more than flowers and inspirational movie-watching to upset the No.1 ranked team in the country.

Cal Baseball Drops to Even After 4-3 Loss
The Cal baseball team lost a close game for the second night in a row against UC Irvine, falling 4-3 Saturday after a 9-7 defeat Friday. Cal dropped to 4-4 while UC Irvine boosted its record to 2-1.

Powe, Cal Stifled by Perfect Stanford
Stanford men's basketball coach Mike Montgomery was right to assume that a significant amount of Cal's offensive production ran through the bulky frame of Leon Powe.

Women's Swimming Beats Cardinal in Front of Record Setting Crowd
After countless years of suffering defeat at the hands of Stanford women's swim team, the Cal women's team finally decided it was time for a change.

Men's Tennis Falls to Two Top 25 Teams
Even without top singles player Conor Niland, most expected Cal's 11th ranked tennis team to come home this weekend and take care of business against No. 22 Rice and No. 25 Pepperdine-instead the Bears' inexperience caught up to them as their freshmen crumbled under pressure and their seniors finally showed that they were playing out of position as Cal walked off the court Saturday with a 1-4 record.

Men's Gym Beats Nation's No. 1, But Falls in Tri-Meet
In normal circumstances, a victory over the No. 1 team in the nation would be reason enough for an exuberant celebration. But in the case of the No. 2 Cal men's gymnastics team, the mood remained cautiously optimistic. The Bears beat No. 1 Ohio State on Friday night in Columbus. However, they fell to No. 4 Oklahoma in the tri-meet.

Baseball Wins Back End of Irvine Series
The Bears baseball squad bounced back from two close losses this weekend to knock off UC Irvine Sunday 10-4. The game was locked at 4-4 in the top of the seventh inning when Cal first baseman James Holder drove in catcher Chris Grossman to take the lead. The Bears never looked back, adding five runs in the ninth. UC Berkeley improves to 5-4 while the Anteaters drop to 2-2.

Softball Sweeps UNLV Tourney
Finishing off the UNLV tournament with a perfect 5-0 record, the Cal softball team conquered Cal Poly 4-1 this afternoon at Eller Media Stadium.

Women's Hoops Takes Moral Victory Away From Loss in Palo Alto
Rarely does a team lose its 10th game in a row and acknowledge it as a turning point.


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