Cal finishes its fall 7s schedule Sat.-Sun., Nov. 2-3, in Los Angeles at the PAC Sevens Tournament, where the Bears will seek the conference 7s crown at the UCLA-hosted event on North Athletic Field.
The Bears recovered from a four-point loss to the Gaels in the semi with a 43-5 win vs. Western Washington to claim third place Sunday at the Saint Mary's Sevens Invitational Tournament.
Cal won its pool Saturday at the Saint Mary's Sevens Invitational on Ray Sheeran Field, going 3-0 to set up a cup quarterfinal against Arizona State at 10:40 a.m. Sunday on Treasure Island.
Cal's fall 7s season resumes Saturday, Oct. 26, when the Bears send a squad replete with youth and short on experience into the St. Mary's Sevens Invitational Tournament on Treasure Island.
Cal got off to a strong start Saturday at the West Coast 7s, winning its pool and beating Saint Mary's in the semifinals, but lost to UCLA, 24-19, in the cup championship final.
Cal begins its fall season Saturday, Oct. 12, in San Luis Obispo at the West Coast 7s.
Back in action after winning the Collegiate Rugby Championship 7s title in June, the Bears continue playing the seven-a-side, Olympic code of the game in three tournaments this October and November.
Seventeen freshmen make up the new class of student-athletes on the Cal rugby team, bringing a mix of local and long-distance talent that could make an impact down the road for the program.
After they won the first 7s title in program history in June at the Collegiate Rugby Championship, the Rugby Bears raised retiring athletic trainer David Stenger onto their shoulders.