GRR: UC San Diego
UCLA hosts the Dennis Storer Classic this coming weekend, and despite dire warnings of rain and bad weather in Southern California, the event should go off as planned.
While Central Florida, University of Virginia, UC San Diego, UC Davis, and Washington State hold the top seeds of their conferences, they are very aware that this weekend's DI Collegiate Women's Round of 8 will consist of the most challenging competition yet.
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.
The University of California, San Diego shut out the University of California, Santa Barbara in a rematch game, walking away with an 89-0 win.
After the last UCSD v UCSB game, UCSD coach Kirstin Hartos knew she needed to focus on the defensive aspect of game play in order to improve the point differential in Saturday’s match up.
Two of three women's DI college games scheduled for the Pacific Mountain Conference South came off last weekend, and both were good battles. The Arizona State vs. UCLA game did not occur due to a referee mix-up, but the Bruins made good on a 26-16 victory over UC Santa Barbara and leap-frogged its opponent in the standings.