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Sac State Makes a Move, UCSC Win in Pac West

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Sac State Makes a Move, UCSC Win in Pac West

UC Santa Cruz won a tight clash with Stanford under the lights this past weekend at Steuber Rugby Stadium.

Tiego Logan scored a try, four conversions,and two penalty goals for 19 points and he was key in getting the scoreboard moving early on for UCSC.

The Banana Slugs scored in the opening minute through No. 8 Jackson Zabierek. Logan converted b it proved difficult to shake Stanford all day. The Cardinal inched closer with a try from wing Maxwell Pike. That made it 7-5 and that score held for about 17 minutes.

Logan then nudged his side further ahead with two penalty kicks to make it 13-5 at halftime.

The second half was clow going as both defenses held strong, but 13 minutes in Stanford center Louis Trevor scored to bring his side closer 13-5. But UCSC answered through scrumhalf Martin Guitierrez, only to see Stanford lock Chrisitan Bader trundle over. Hooker Diego Burgos converted and suddenly it was a three-point game against at 20-17.

Moments later UCSC prop Lioilo Amataga was over, Logan converted to make it 27-17 and that was enough. Stanford scored through Bader and Burgos again but couldn't get that crucial second try. UCSC 27 Stanford 24.

Sacramento State beat Chico State 22-18 in a weird game in which Sac State scored all of their points in the first half and played defense the entire second period. A first-minute try from wing Amir Frazier, converted by fullback Kellan Fish put Sac State ahead early and they never trailed. Flyhalf George Fountain's tried made it 12-0 after 13 monutes.

It was close, though. Latrell Ray's try along with the conversion and a penalty goal from Riley Silveira put Chico State within two at 12-10. 

But just before halftime wing Aidan Mauk and then center Odin Moody made it 22-10 at halftime.

Chico State threw everything they had at Sac State in the second half and they got a penalty goal from Silveira and a try from center Enrique Martinez, but that was it. 

Fresno State beat Nevada 87-26. The Fresno State wings Joshua Jacobsen and Nathan Eldridge scored eight tries between them, four each, to lead the way.

With the win Fresno State is now 5-0, while UCSC moves to 5-1 in the Pac West. Chico State has been overtaken by Sacramento State in the standings.

Fresno State 5 0 0 329 71 258 5 0 25
UC Santa Cruz 5 1 0 225 125 100 3 0 23
Sacramento State 3 2 0 184 147 37 2 2 16
Chico State 2 3 1 142 142 0 2 0 12
Nevada 2 4 0 51 229 -178 3 0 11
Stanford 1 3 1 123 128 -5 2 0 8
San Jose State 0 5 0 54 272 -218 0 -1 -1