After beating Stanfeit 99-0 the past two years, rugby finally broke the 100-point barrier with a 109-0 victory. Though the fate of the Scrum Axe was never in jeopardy, it is nice to see it go back home to Berkeley.
Danny Barrett scored four tries, Seamus Kelly had a hat trick, Anthony Lombardo and Jake Wrobel had two each, and six other Golden Bears found the try zone as California defeated Stanford, 109-0, Saturday at Steuber Rugby Stadium.
Flyhalf Alex Aronson connected on 6-of-8 conversions and fullback Jake Anderson converted 7-of-9 while the Bears prevented the Cardinal from reaching the try zone.
Stanford flyhalf Jason Liljenquist was unable to avert the shutout when his 40-meter penalty kick bounced off the crossbar in the 49th minute.
Senior prop Jeremy Deterding bounced back from a minor midweek injury to play the entire match in his last collegiate battle for the Scrum Axe. "There was nothing that was going to stop me from going out there with my teammates and getting it done," he said. "We came out and played hard for a full 80 minutes. It didn't come down to the score but how hard we were working."
After the jump the women's basketball team falls short in a thrilling overtime game against fourth-ranked Stanford.
- Cal dominated the 30th edition of the Cream of the Crop. With commits such as Zach Kline, Freddie Tagaloa, and Michael Barton, the Bears pulled in the best of the Bay Area's talent for the 2012 class.
- Mitchell Schwartz started in the Senior Bowl and Marvin Jones came off the bench to haul in a touchdown.
- Andre Carter, Tony Gonzalez, Aaron Rodgers, and Marshawn Lynch were invited to this year's Pro Bowl.
- The women's team rallied from 14 points down to force overtime against no. 4 Stanford. The Bears only scored one field goal in OT and ended up losing 74-71.
- Quotes and video from the post-game press conference. Despite the loss, Coach Gottlieb and her team were upbeat following the loss.
- The Oakland Tribune recaps the game.
- Despite not bringing in star-studded classes, Cal and Stanford are contending for the Pac-12 title this season. CalBears.com recaps the event.
- Faraudo posts his scouting report for this evening's Cal-Stanford matchup.
- CalBears.com continues its Q & A series with the freshman class (class of 2015!). This week they talk to Mary Lee.
- The Bears finished second at the Stanford Open.
- The women's team won the Tri-Meet title by narrowly edging UC Davis 191.750-191.600.
- Cal opened the Speedo Invitational with a 21-4 win over Pomona. The Bears followed that up with a 14-6 win over Pomona. Cal won game three 8-6 over LMU. The second-ranked Bears defeated Cal State Monterey Bay 21-3 to finish the Speedo Invitational with a 4-0 record.
- Taylor Dutch broke the school record with a 4:48.53-mile and only about five minutes later Sophia Oberg set the record with a 4:41.57-mile.