Early Saturday morning, a competitive No. 13 North Carolina State stood a pool’s length away from a confident Cal women’s swim team. Both teams stood for the national anthem, and chilly weather taunted all of the swimmers. As the anthem came to an end, and Cal cheered, “and the home of the ‘Bears!’ ” it was clear that the blue and gold were ready to cede nothing to the visiting Wolfpack and go 2-0 in their home opener.
At any concert, an opener is necessary — it warms up the crowd, gets the people going — but the fans really go wild when the headliner takes the stage. Today, Cal women’s swim will face Oregon State University in its 2017 home opener, but the Beavers are just that — an opener. A few individual Bears have already gotten a taste of elite competition, but as a whole, the meet against No. 13 North Carolina State on Saturday will be the first real gig for Cal.
People will argue that money does or does not buy happiness, but most would agree that at the very least it allows for opportunity. With security, one can take risks and gambles. Cal women’s swim, a team rich in talent, will not only host Oregon State in its home opener this Friday, but will also face a No. 13 North Carolina State on Saturday. The Bears will have the luxury of going into the OSU meet with bit of strategy, and will look to cash out with back-to-back wins.
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