BERKELEY - The California women's tennis team concluded the first tournament of the fall in remarkable fashion as Golden Bears walked away with the singles crown, the doubles crown, the Blue Flight singles title, the Blue Flight's singles back-draw, and the Blue Flight's doubles back-draw in the 2011 Cal Nike Invitational at the Hellman Tennis Complex.
In the brightest of the final day's brilliant performances, No. 1-ranked and top-seeded senior Jana Juricova stole the show as she claimed the singles championship. The Gold Flight semifinals were a testament to the strength of Cal's squad as each of the four spots were held by Bears.
PHILADELPHIA - The California Golden Bears won their third overtime game of the season, downing the Drexel Dragons, 3-2. Rachelle Comeau's goal 1:22 seconds into the extra period closed out a sweep on the three-game Philadelphia road trip.
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - The California men's crew varsity 8+ boat repeated as champions of the Head of the Oklahoma in Oklahoma City, Okla. The Golden Bears were victorious in both the head race and the sprint race.
In the head race, Cal claimed first with a time of 12:18. Harvard came in second at 12:36. Later that night, the Bears won the sprint race, clocking a time of 1:18. Rounding out the rest of the top four, USrowing Training Center A took second at 1:20, USrowing Training Center B finished third with a time of 1:21 and Harvard came in fourth (1:21).
Men's Water Polo
LOS ALAMITOS, CALIF. - Cal senior attacker Cory Nasoff sent the match into overtime with a goal at 1:07 left in regulation, but Stanford's Alex Bowen scored with 42 seconds left in the second three-minute overtime period to give the Cardinal a 10-9 victory over the Golden Bears in the championship match of the SoCal Invitational at the Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base. Earlier in the day, the Golden Bears used two goals apiece from seniors Ivan Rackov and Luka Saponjic to upend No. 2 UCLA, 8-4, in the semifinals.
SAN DIEGO - For the second straight game, California allowed a late goal on the road and sustained a Pac-12 Conference loss - this time against San Diego State, which won 2-1 at the SDSU Sports Deck. Freshman midfielder Omid Jalali had scored the first goal of his Golden Bears career to tie the game at 1-1 in the second half. But Cal gave up a strike to the Aztecs' Jordan Angaro in the 85th minute for the deciding goal.
PULLMAN, Wash. - The No. 15 California women's soccer team dropped a 2-0 decision at Washington State at Lower Soccer Field in Pullman, Wash. The Golden Bears moved to 8-3-1 overall and 1-1-1 in the Pac-12, while the Cougars improved to 8-4-1 overall and 2-1-0 in the conference.