No. 7 Cal Drops regular season finale

Bears defeated No. 3 Stanford 4-1

STANFORD, California – The No. 7 California beach volleyball team was defeated 4-1 by No. 3 Stanford on Saturday to end the regular season.

The Golden Bears (20-11) saw their four-game winning streak end at the hands of the rival Cardinal (27-3), who are winners of 10 straight.

All five matches were decided in straight sets, with Stanford winning the top four courts. The Bears ended the weekend on a high note Portia Sherman And Jenna Colligan defeated the Cardinal’s Maya Harvey and Ashley Vincent 21-16, 21-18. Sherman and Colligan are the first duo in more than two weeks to score a point at Stanford.

No. 3 Stanford 4, No. 7 Cal 1

1 Xolani Hodel/Brooke Rockwell (STAN) def. Sierra Caffo/Alex Young-Gomez (Cal) 21-19 21-12
2 Ruby Sorra/Taylor Wilson (STAN) def. Emma Donley/Kendal Peters (Cal) 21-16 21-16
3 Kelly Belardi/Chloe Hoffman (STAN) def. Go Fisherman/Marilu Pally (Cal) 21-16 21-7
4 Kate Reilly/Clara Stowell (STAN) def. Ella Dreibholz/Lara Boos (Cal) 21-14 21-10
5 Portia Sherman/Jenna Colligan (Cal) for sure. Maya Harvey/Ashley Vincent (STAN) 21-16 21-18
Order of finishing: 2, 4, 1*, 3, 5


The Bears will now prepare for next week’s Pac-12 Championship in Tempe, Arizona. The first round is scheduled for Wednesday and seeding has yet to be determined.