The University of California women's team might not have concentrated on 7s training, but it didn't really matter.
Cal won the Pacific Mountain West women's 7s championships this past weekend at Stanford, overcoming an early loss to the hosts to beat San Francisco, Chico State, Fresno State, and, in the final, Stanford.
Tomorrow, University of Washington (North #2), Chico State (West #2), UC Berkeley (West #3), UCSD (South #1), UCLA (South #2), Washington State (North #1), Arizona State (South #3), and UC Davis (West #1) will be competing in the Pacific Mountain Rugby Conference playoffs and a place in the national Women's DI Spring Quarterfinals.
Stanford found the redemption it was looking for from its last match against UC Davis by beating Cal by over 40 points Saturday.
The University of California redeemed itself on Saturday after its prior loss against UC Davis, battling Chico State with a better performance around the breakdown to secure a 27-22 win.
(Stanford Rugby Release)
UC Berkeley (Cal) started its league season in winning fashion, defeating Chico State 35-10 on Saturday. The bonus-try performance shot the Lady Bears atop the Pacific Mountain West’s standings.
The Women’s All American team is full of a diverse group of players.
Two (Anne Peterson and Erin Overcash) boasting USA caps in 15s, and two more (Natalie Kosko and Amy Naber) who have received high-level 7s notice, while on the other and of the spectrum, several players from lower-profile programs such as Bailey Johnson (St. Cloud) and Melissa Olman (Molloy).