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Senior Joan Caloiaro plays on Cal's No. 1 team.
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Cal Begins Busy Weekend At Rival Stanford
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  04/01/2014

Friday, April 4
3:30 p.m. PT - Cal (1-2) at Stanford (0-6)
ASCR Sand Courts - Stanford, Calif.

Saturday, April 5
Sacramento State Invitational
12 p.m. PT - Cal vs. Sacramento State (0-1)
3 p.m. PT - Cal vs. No. 10 Saint Mary’s (3-0)
Sacramento Softball Complex - Sacramento, Calif.


BERKELEY – After a week off, the newest team on campus gets back to it in a big way this weekend when the Cal sand volleyball team plays three road contests at two venues during a 24-hour span. The action commences Friday afternoon when the Bears bus southward to meet rival Stanford for a 3:30 p.m. matchup. Then Saturday, Cal will participate in the Sacramento State Invitational, where it will face host Sac State and No. 10 Saint Mary’s.

The Format
NCAA sand volleyball competition consists of five doubles matches, with the school that wins at least three matches getting the overall victory. Matches are a best-of-three format, with the first two sets played to 21 points and a potential decisive third set played to 15. The teams switch sides after every seven points; every five points in the third set.

Cal’s Pairings
1. Adrienne Gehan (6-3, Sr., Dallas, Texas)/Joan Caloiaro (5-11, Sr., Saratoga, Calif.)
2. Sarah Cole (5-11, So., San Jose, Calif.)/Lara Vukasovic (6-5, So., Zagreb, Croatia)
3. Katarina Milosavljevic (6-1, So., Cupertino, Calif.)/Sabrina Blackwell (5-7, Fr., San Jose, Calif.)
4. Maddy Kerr (5-7, Fr., San Diego, Calif.)/Nikki Gombar (6-0, Fr., Rome, Italy)
5. Emily Lunt (5-8, Fr., Santa Barbara, Calif.)/Caroline Olson (5-9, Fr., La Quinta, Calif.)

Vukasovic/Cole Perfect So Far
Cal’s No. 2 team of sophomores Lara Vukasovic and Sarah Cole are 3-0 on the season. They won matches against Pacific and San Jose State in sweeps and then prevailed in a hard-fought three-set match against USF.

Next Time
The Bears will return to the Clark Kerr Sand Courts next weekend with a tri-meet against Sacramento State and Cal Poly on Saturday, April 12. Cal will host the Hornets at 10 a.m., and after Sac State and Cal Poly square off, the Bears will then take on the Mustangs at 3 p.m. Cal Poly is coached by former Cal assistant Sam Crosson.

A Look At The Bears
The Bears’ lineup features an All-American and two other players that garnered All-Pac-12 honors during the 2013 indoor season. Senior Joan Caloiaro was an AVCA All-American honorable mention while senior Adrienne Gehan was named to the All-Pac-12 honors. Maddy Kerr was named to the Pac-12 All-Freshman Team. Freshman Emily Lunt and Caroline Olson are the only players on the roster that don’t play for the Bears’ indoor squad.

 


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