Category Archives: Match Reports

Cal can’t capture the Scrum Axe against Stanford

The Cal Women’s rugby team played a strong second half but couldn’t overcome a slow start in a 13-43 loss to Stanford on Sunday February 28th. Throughout the first half, the Bears struggled against Stanford’s fast backs and quick turnovers, and stymied themselves with penalties and sloppy play from both forwards and backs. Stanford capitalized on Cal’s mistakes to jump to an early 36-5 lead at the half. The Bears came out with a more intense and organized defense in…

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Cal improves to 2-0 with win at Reno

The Cal Women’s Rugby team improved to 2-0 in league after a strong 26-19 victory over Reno. The Bears continued their balanced attacking game, with tries coming from both forwards and backs. Winger Cameo Motley continued to be a strong threat on the outside, blazing down the field for two tries, while hooker Ana Robles and wing Nha Vu each added a try as well. Jen Sever converted on 3 of 4 attempts to round out the Bears’ points. Read…

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Cal starts league season strong with win at Sac State

After a successful pre-season that included a championship at the Scrum by the Sea tournament and a 3rd place finish at the Stanford Invitational, Cal started off the league season by beating Sac State 34-12. 8-man Jen Sever, fullback Katie Fleming, flyhalf Jessi O’Rourke-Suchoff, and prop (and captain) Julia Diskin all had stand-out performances. Read the Rugby Magazine article for a full recap.

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