For a Cal squad that had been preparing for the tournament with heavy hearts since teammate Robert Paylor suffered a spinal injury during the Bears’ win against Arkansas State in the Varsity Cup final, the CRC title gave the program reason to smile.
Dozens of Bears will be involved in PAC Rugby action tomorrow. After Cal plays UCLA, it will send out another side to tackle a challenge brought by USC immediately following the clash against the Bruins.
To call Saint Mary’s 55-31 victory against Cal the team’s statement win of the season would be overshadowing a number of the Gael’s impressive 80-minute efforts they have put together in the past three months. Still, the 24-point win over its Bay Area rival might be the loudest statement Saint Mary’s has made this season.
The fifth week of CPD play began and ended with commanding victories by BYU and Cal. Despite their lopsided victories, these two teams were unable to overshadow play by the rest of the Premier Division, which saw a total of nine hat tricks this weekend!