California vs Life – Collegiate Rugby Championship
CC 970×78
Fri, May 29, 2015
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05/29/201508:00 AM Pool A | Field 1 - PPL Park Exterior
JMU Women55 - 10ftU. of Michigan Women10
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05/29/201508:17 AM Pool A | Field 1 - PPL Park Exterior
Notre Dame Women00 - 24ftPenn State Women24
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05/29/201508:34 AM Pool B | Field 1 - PPL Park Exterior
Arizona Women1010 - 15ftKutztown Women15
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05/29/201508:51 AM Pool B | Field 1 - PPL Park Exterior
Life Women1212 - 19ftNotre Dame College W19
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05/29/201509:08 AM Pool C | Field 1 - PPL Park Exterior
AIC Women2222 - 5ftBoston U5
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05/29/201509:25 AM Pool C | Field 1 - PPL Park Exterior
U. of Delaware00 - 39ftLindenwood Women39
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05/29/201509:42 AM Pool A | Field 1 - PPL Park Exterior
JMU Women2222 - 10ftNotre Dame Women10
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05/29/201509:59 AM Pool A | Field 1 - PPL Park Exterior
U. of Michigan Women77 - 36ftPenn State Women36
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05/29/201510:16 AM Pool B | Field 1 - PPL Park Exterior
Arizona Women1010 - 34ftLife Women34
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05/29/201510:33 AM Pool B | Field 1 - PPL Park Exterior
Kutztown Women00 - 29ftNotre Dame College W29
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05/29/201510:50 AM Pool C | Field 1 - PPL Park Exterior
Boston U00 - 29ftLindenwood Women29
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05/29/201511:07 AM Pool C | Field 1 - PPL Park Exterior
AIC Women4242 - 0ftU. of Delaware0
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05/29/201511:24 AM Pool A | Field 1 - PPL Park Exterior
JMU Women00 - 46ftPenn State Women46
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05/29/201511:41 AM Pool A | Field 1 - PPL Park Exterior
U. of Michigan Women2121 - 5ftNotre Dame Women5
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05/29/201511:58 AM Pool B | Field 1 - PPL Park Exterior
Arizona Women55 - 17ftNotre Dame College W17
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05/29/201512:15 PM Pool B | Field 1 - PPL Park Exterior
Kutztown Women00 - 26ftLife Women26
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05/29/201512:32 PM Pool C | Field 1 - PPL Park Exterior
Boston U1919 - 17ftU. of Delaware17
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05/29/201512:49 PM Pool C | Field 1 - PPL Park Exterior
AIC Women55 - 14ftLindenwood Women14
Sat, May 30, 2015
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05/30/201505:00 AM Pool A | Academy Field 1
California3333 - 5ftBoston College5
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05/30/201505:00 AM Pool A | Academy Field 2
Notre Dame1919 - 36ftVirginia Tech36
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05/30/201505:40 AM Pool B | Academy Field 1
Temple77 - 12ftNavy12
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05/30/201505:40 AM Pool B | Academy Field 2
Air Force1414 - 24ftKutztown24
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05/30/201506:00 AM Pool C | Academy Field 1
Alabama1212 - 27ftIndiana27
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05/30/201506:00 AM Pool C | Academy Field 2
Clemson1414 - 26ftLife26
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05/30/201506:20 AM Pool D | Academy Field 1
Arkansas State1717 - 5ftMichigan5
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05/30/201506:20 AM Pool D | Academy Field 2
Texas00 - 50ftUCLA50
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05/30/201506:20 AM Quarterfinal | PPL Park - In-Stadium
Life Women2727 - 5ftU. of Delaware5
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05/30/201506:40 AM Pool E | Academy Field 1
Arizona3333 - 10ftPSU Penn State10
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05/30/201506:40 AM Pool E | Academy Field 2
Dartmouth3131 - 7ftSt. Joseph's7
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05/30/201506:40 AM Quarterfinal | PPL Park - In-stadium
Notre Dame Women00 - 28ftU. of Michigan Women28
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In a rematch of the 2013 CRC title game, Life sought to do what no team has done since Dartmouth in the 2012 semifinal: beat Cal. In that span of now thirty wins, beginning with the 2012 third-place final, which, as coincidence would have, was a 26–7 victory over Life. Cal boasted an astonishing 42–3 record all time in the CRC ahead of the match. Only Utah in the 2010 final, Dartmouth in the 2011 quarterfinals, and Dartmouth in the 2012 semifinal have ever beaten Cal at the CRC.

For six minutes there was nothing to separate Cal and Life. In the final minute of the first half, a yellow card to Zander van Schalkwyk gave Cal the opportunity to grab the halftime lead, which the Golden Bears gladly accepted by way of Connor Sweet. The conversion sent the teams to their huddles.

Still playing with the man advantage, Cal’s Sam Cusano caught the edge of the Life defense to add a second try in the left corner. Russell Webb was unable to add the conversion. A great chase down by Anthony Salaber prevented a Life try to answer back to the Cusano score a short time before. A second try from Cusano and the Webb conversion gave the Golden Bears a three-score buffer with two minutes left. In the final minute, Life continued to look for its first points but found nothing but a wall of Cal jerseys. Cal 19, Life 0.