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Posted By Gerald Nicdao On Oct 18, 2006 @ 4:42 pm In Sports | Comments Disabled

Leading Off… Ayala-Hil’s Golden Touch [1]

The Cal men’s soccer team is finally rolling. The Bears have won four straight since their debacle against SDSU two weeks ago after Javier Ayala-Hil’s golden goal to beat Washington on Sunday. The streak has them soaring in the latest coaches poll, up to No. 7!

We don’t think Kevin Grimes is that great of a coach, but what he’s done with this young team is amazing.

Southern California Kind of Ownage [2]

It’s great that the Cal men’s polo team got to the final of the SoCal Open on Sunday. But of course, the Bears had to play ‘SC in the final. Uh-Oh…that meant an automatic 6-5 loss for Cal.

We said it before, if the Bears want a title, they’ll have to burst the Trojans at some point…in the next millennia.

SoCal Ownage Part Deux [3]

Speaking of ownage, the Cal volleyball team had the same amount of success in Los Angeles that the water polo team did – none. The Bears have lost three straight, including dropping both games at UCLA and at ‘SC.

Cal has never defeated the Southern Branch (UCLA) in Westwood and the team just couldn’t close out the Trojans. You can’t win NCAA titles unless you beat teams in your conference, and the Bears can’t do that yet.

On Your [4] Marks…GO! [5] [5]

Both the men’s and women’s swimming teams got off to a great start. The Cal men downed Pacific in Stockton while the women got their groove on in the Midwest, downing both N’Western and Minnesota. Yay for swimming!

Gripe of the Weekend [6]

We guess being preseason ranked in the top 10 doesn’t matter, at least for the Cal women’s soccer team.

The Bears finished one point – ONE POINT – away from the conference title last year, but they’re stumbling this year in Pac-10 play. Cal hasn’t won a conference game yet, and with only three weeks before the playoffs, this team doesn’t look like it’s gelled either. That’s a huge problem.

Golden Bears

1) Javier Ayala-Hil – men’s soccer
Two goals against U-Dub and the game-winner. Yeah, they’re rolling.

2) Marshawn Lynch – football
Finally, Marshawn gets hyphy [7]! Season-high 152 yards on the ground and two scores as the Bears rolled onto their sixth straight win.

3) Daron Moore and Nina Henkel – women’s tennis
The lone bright spot for Cal at the St. Mary’s Invite over the weekend. The pair won the doubles title. [8]


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[1] Ayala-Hil’s Golden Touch: http://www.dailycal.org/sharticle.php?id=21831

[2] Southern California Kind of Ownage : http://www.dailycal.org/sharticle.php?id=21859

[3] SoCal Ownage Part Deux: http://www.dailycal.org/sharticle.php?id=21832

[4] On Your: http://www.dailycal.org/sharticle.php?id=21837

[5] Marks…GO!: http://www.dailycal.org/sharticle.php?id=21839

[6] Gripe of the Weekend: http://www.dailycal.org/sharticle.php?id=21838

[7] Marshawn gets hyphy: http://www.dailycal.org/sharticle.php?id=21823

[8] The pair won the doubles title.: http://www.dailycal.org/sharticle.php?id=21840

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