Bears Win Pool Saturday at Saint Mary's 7s
Sun. Oct. 27
San Francisco Golden Gate Rugby Club
Cal Schedule: vs. ASU 10:40 a.m., then TBD
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SAN FRANCISCO - California succeeded Saturday at winning its pool 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.
The Bears (6-1) beat Sacramento State, San Diego State and Chico State Saturday by the combined score of 102-22 for a tourney-best +80 points differential after day one. Cal will face the Sun Devils looking to advance to the 1 p.m. cup semifinal against the Saint Mary's/Cal Poly winner of their quarterfinal.
The cup final kicks off at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the home of San Francisco Golden Gate Rugby Club.
Cal began its second straight event Saturday against the Hornets, winning 35-7 in a match that began with two tries by sophomore Harry Adolphus and finished with the first college career points by freshman Jamie Howells on a conversion kick.
Next up were the Aztecs, who held the Bears at bay near the SDSU goal line for several phases before Brad Harrington opened the scoring with his try. Sophomore Russell Webb hit three conversions, the last after setting up Jake Anderson's try with a cheeky dribble kickoff that Webb recovered, and added a try in Cal's 31-5 victory.
The Bears finished the day with a six-try effort against Chico State as four underclassman - sophomores Cameron Todd, Anthony Salaber and Adolphus, and freshman John Warnock - got into the try-scoring column.
Head coach Jack Clark gave playing time across the class years on his roster, with underclassman making the majority of the appearances on the day for the Bears. “Again, I am pleased we get to spread some playing time around the squad,” Clark said. “I thought we were mostly good throughout the three matches. Certainly plenty of room for improvement, but mostly good."
"It's great the young guys got those minutes today," said Todd, a second-year center from Live Oak. "We played to our systems and moved the ball, although we did get a little sloppy at times. If we clean that up we can do well tomorrow."
The Scoring Timeline vs. Sacramento State
01:00 Harry Adolphus 5, 2
04:00 Harry Adolphus 5, 2
Halftime: California 21, Sacramento State 0
10:00 Sac State (Phillip Maechling) 5, (Brian Royal) 2
Final Score: California 35, Sacramento State 7
The Team vs. Sacramento State
1. Coquillard, 2. Braun, 3. Sweet, 4. Boyer, 5. Adolphus, 6. Okusi, 7. Honens
Replacements: Todd, Ternan, Howells, Dunne
The Scoring Timeline vs. San Diego State
Halftime Score: California 21, San Diego State 0
08:00 SDSU (Frank Ramos) 5
09:00 Russell Webb 5
13:00 Jesse Milne 5
Final Score: California 31, San Diego State 5
The Team vs. San Diego Sate
1. Milne, 2. Harrington, 3. Gletzer, 4. Webb, 5. Anderson, 6. Battaglia
Replacements: Todd, Dunne, Morris, Shaulis, Thornton
The Scoring Timeline vs. Chico State
02:00 Cameron Todd 5
06:00 Carl Hendrickson 5
07:00 Harry Adolphus 5, 2
Halftime Score: California 24, Chico State 0
11:00 Chico State (JW Davis) 5
13:00 Chico State (Derrick Evanoff) 5
14:00 Matthew Chipman 5
Final Score: California 36, Chico State 10
The Team vs. Chico State
1. A. Salaber, 2. Todd, 3. Hendrickson, 4. Dunne, 5. Adolphus, 6. Braun, 7. Hess
Replacements: Warnock, Thornton, Calnero, Chipman, Ternan