STANFORD, Calif. – California went 5-0 and won PAC 7s Champions on Sunday, taking the tournamet for the seventh time in the past eight years.
After going 3-0 to sweep pool play on Saturday, the Bears entered Sunday with a tough challenge against the UCLA Bruins in the Cup Semifinal.
It's going to be a bit of a repeat of October as November welcomes the PAC-12 Conference Sevens to Stanford.
UCLA took the West Coast 7s in dramatic fashion, defeating Arizona 17-14 with a try in the corner on the final play.
The Bruins were superb throughout the tournament, finding a way to get both speedster Eric Naposki and speedster Lucas Lacamp space to punish defenders. Much of that hinged on the vision of Shane Barry, who repeatedly set those two free.
Three big pieces of news came out of the opening West Coast 7s collegiate tournament this past weekend.
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The touring side, which draws mostly from players in the UK but also from elsewhere, made the final of the RugbyTown 7s late in August, and did so with some UCLA talent on board.