Cal Wins Autumn 7s

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October 25, 2015

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Press Release: Cal Athletics, Anton Malko, Ass’t Director Athletics Communications

“Bears’ Frosh-Sophs Feature

Oct. 24, 2015

BERKELEY — The Golden Bears varsity side won the Autumn 7s Saturday on Witter Rugby Field, beating Cal Poly, 36-7, to finish their perfect day, while California’s frosh-soph side showed great promise in sweeping its side of the bracket and winning the plate, 43-0, over San Francisco State, as 10 student-athlete made their collegiate 7s debuts for the Blue and Gold.

The young Rugby Bears were led in the scoring column by Zachary Tavenner and William Fuller, who each scored five tries on the day, and Matthew Coyle, who kicked nine conversions as the frosh-sophs recorded their own win over Cal Poly, 31-0, on their way to a 20-try day that yielded a +111 points differential.

The varsity side was similarly brawny in the scoring column, racking up 30 tries and a +171 points differential, but the essence of the Bears’ successful day was in the play of their younger players, who looked like they will be competing for varsity minutes with their upperclassmen as the conference championship approaches November 7-8.

“We got a lot of work done and we’ve got a lot of work to do,” said Miles Honens, a senior who contributed two tries to the Bears’ effort. Honens echoed the enthusiasm that the upperclassmen had for their younger teammate, adding, “Those guys played to our pattern, which is really promising, and we’ve got a few young guys making a bid to start on varsity, which is awesome.”

One of those players is Nathan Becker, a freshman from Walnut Creek, Calif., who demonstrated a great work rate in his collegiate debut in Strawberry Canyon. “I was really excited to make my debut and super happy with my teammates’ play,” Becker said. “The effort was there.”

Tavenner, a sophomore from Sacramento with varsity minutes previously under his belt, offered, “It’s a work in progress, but really nice to be a part of the freshman and sophomore effort. That group stepped up today.”

Next up for Cal: the PAC Rugby 7s Championship. Held November 7-8 at Witter Rugby Field, the PAC 7s offers the Bears a shot at their fourth straight conference 7s crown. After the completion of its fall 7s slate, Cal will transition to spring 15s, competing in the Varsity Cup National Championships prior to the Collegiate Rugby Championship 7s before next summer’s Olympic Games mark the return of rugby as medal sport for the first time since 1924.

The Varsity Scoring Timeline vs. Santa Clara

02:00 Anthony Salaber 5, Russell Webb 2

04:00 Russell Webb 5, 2

05:00 James Kondrat 5

07:00 Jesse Milne 5

Halftime Score: California 24, Santa Clara 0

09:00 Patrick Barrientes 5, 2

11:00 Matthew Chipman 5, Patrick Barrientes 2

12:00 Thomas Robles 5

13:00 Evan Coleman 5, Jamie Howells 2

14:00 Thomas Robles 5, Jamie Howells 2

Final Score: California 57, Santa Clara 0

The Team vs. Santa Clara

1. Robles, 2. Battaglia, 3. Kondrat, 4. Webb, 5. Barrientes, 6. A. Salaber, 7. Milne

Replacements: Chipman, Coleman, Ternan

The Cal Frosh-Soph Scoring Timeline vs. Claremont Colleges

02:00 William Fuller 5, Matthew Coyle 2

04:00 Zachary Tavenner 5, Matthew Coyle 2

05:00 Ben Casey 5, Matthew Coyle 2

Halftime Score: Cal Frosh-Soph 21, Claremont 0

09:00 Claremont 5

11:00 Claremont 5

13:00 Zachary Tavenner 5, Matthew Coyle 2

Final Score: Cal Frosh-Soph 28, Claremont 10

The Team vs. Claremont

1. Becker, 2. Mirhashem, 3. Casey, 4. Tavenner, 5. Coyle, 6. D’Auriol, 7. Fuller

Replacement: Weigold

The Varsity Scoring Timeline vs. Nevada

02:00  Evan Coleman 5

03:00  Evan Coleman 5, Jaime Howells 2

06:00  Evan Coleman 5

Halftime Score: California 17, Nevada 0

08:00 Jaime Howells 5, 2

10:00 Eakalafi Okusi 5, Jaime Howells 2

12:00 Eakalafi Okusi 5

13:00 Evan Coleman 5, Jaime Howells 2

Final Score: California 43, Nevada 0

The Team vs. Nevada

1. Sweet, 2. Ternan, 3. Okusi, 4. Coleman, 5. Howells, 6. Chipman, 7. Honens

Replacement: N. Salaber

The Cal Frosh-Soph Scoring Timeline vs. UC Davis

02:00 Hugo D’Auriol 5

04:00 Zachary Tavenner 5, Aidan Flynn 2

Halftime Score: Cal Frosh-Sophs 12, UC Davis 0

08:00 Cormac Heaney 5, Aidan Flynn 2

09:00 UC Davis 5, 2

14:00 William Fuller 5, Aidan Flynn 2

Final Score: Cal Frosh-Sophs 26, UC Davis 7

The Team vs. UC Davis

1. Weigold, 2. Becker, 3. Flynn, 4. D’Auriol, 5. Goena, 6. Kawash, 7. Tavenner

Replacement: Fuller

The Varsity Scoring Timeline vs. SF State

01:00 Miles Honens 5, Jaime Howells 2

02:00 Evan Coleman 5, Jaime Howells 2

05:00 Matt Ternan 5

07:00 Nick Salaber 5, Jaime Howells 2

Halftime Score: Cal Varsity 26, SF State 0

08:00 Matthew Chipman 5, Jaime Howells 2

09:00 Matthew Chipman 5, Jaime Howells 2

12:00 SF State 5

14:00 Nick Salaber 5, Jaime Howells 2

Final Score: Cal Varsity 47, SF State 5

The Team vs. SF State

1. Okusi, 2. N. Salaber, 3. Sweet, 4. Ternan, 5. Howells, 6. Goena, 7. Tavenner

Replacement: Chipman

The Cal Frosh-Soph Scoring Timeline vs. Cal Poly

03:00 Zachary Tavenner 5, Matthew Coyle 2

05:00 Aiden Flynn 5, Matthew Coyle 2

07:00 Hugo D’Auriol 5, Matthew Coyle 2

Halftime Score: Cal Frosh-Soph 21, Cal Poly 0

08:00 Hugo D’Auriol 5

11:00 Jack Weigold 5

Final Score: Cal Frosh-Sophs 31, Cal Poly 0

The Team vs. Cal Poly

1. Becker, 2. Tavenner, 3. Mirhashem, 4. D’Auriol, 5. Flynn, 6. Coyle, 7. Weigold

Replacements: Heaney, Centurion, Goodwin

Plate Final: The Cal Frosh-Soph Scoring Timeline vs. SF State

02:00 Zachary Tavenner 5

03:00 Matthew Coyle 5, 2

07:00 William Fuller 5, Matthew Coyle 2

Halftime Score: Cal Frosh-Soph 19, SF State 0

08:00 Matthew Coyle 5, 2

10:00 William Fuller 5

12:00 Michael Goodwin 5, Aiden Flynn 2

14:00 William Fuller 5

Final Score: Cal Frosh-Soph 43, SF State 0

The Team vs. SF State

1. Becker, 2. Tavenner, 3. Weigold, 4. Goena, 5. Flynn, 6. Coyle, 7. Weigold

Replacements: Centurion, Heaney

Cup Final: The Varsity Scoring Timeline vs. Cal Poly

02:00 Andrew Battaglia 5, Russell Webb 2

04:00 Patrick Barrientes 5

05:00 Patrick Barrientes 5

Halftime Score: Cal Varsity 17, Cal Poly 0

10:00 Russell Webb 5

12:00 Thomas Robles 5, Russell Webb 2

13:00 Cal Poly 5, 2

14:00 Thomas Robles 5, Patrick Barrientes 2

Final Score: Cal Varsity 36, Cal Poly 7

The Team vs. Cal Poly

1. Kondrat, 2. Barrientes, 3. Robles, 4. Goena, 5. Flynn, 6. Coyle, 7. Tavenner

Replacements: Coleman, Okusi, N. Salaber”

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