Monthly Archives: November 2011

Stanford Drops Pre-Season Home Opener to Cal Maritime

Stanford, California. Friday November 18th

Stanford took the field for the first time in the 2011-12 season, falling at home under the lights to a determined and physical Cal Maritime team 34-21. Stanford controlled the first few minutes of the game, playing through 20 phases to eventually score in the corner by way of center Matt Duenas. From that point on Cal Maritime controlled most of the possession and field position primarily through dominating Stanford physically in the rucks and tackles. The hardworking Maritime team scored three tries before the break, and three after. Trailing late in the game, Stanford’s Marcus Henderson and Dan Ibarra were both able to cross the line, but it was too little too late, in a mostly uninspiring Stanford performance where they Cardinal lacked urgency and aggression.

In the 2nd XV match, Stanford put in a stellar performance on route to a 34-10 victory over Cal Maritime. Multiple players stood out for the Cardinal, in a lineup loaded with underclassmen. Between both games, fifty Stanford players took the field over the course of both games

Stanford 1st XV vs. Cal Maritime

1: Nat Oliver (Justin Bricker) 2: Ryan Swaboday 3: Cameron Bailey (Uche Omegara) 4: Austin Carey 5: Stewart Youngblood (Reed Johnson) 6: Joe Welch 7: Spencer Nelson (Oliver Friedberg) 8: Paul Maler 9: Dan Ibarra 10: Jason Liljenquist 11: Peter Livesey (Mikey Walker) 12: Marcus Turner 13: Matt Duenas 14: Orfeo Tagiuri (Chase Russell) 15: Marcus Henderson

Stanford 21 – Cal Maritime 34 (7-17 Half)
4: Stanford Try (Duenas) Conversion (Liljenquist)
9: Cal Maritime Try and Conversion
13: Cal Maritime Try
25: Cal Maritime Try
52: Cal Maritime Try
66: Cal Maritime Try
72: Cal Maritime Try and Conversion
75: Stanford Try (Henderson) and Conversion (Liljenquist)
78: Stanford Try (Ibarra) and Conversion (Liljenquist)

Alumni Teach Students Lessons

Stanford, California. Sunday November 13th

The Stanford Alumni defeated the students 41-14 at Steuber Field showing physical supremacy en route to an entertaining victory. The alumni displayed physical superiority, especially in the tackle, rucks and scrums to dominate possession and field position. Despite a back and forth affair early, the alumni ran out to a 7 point lead by the half. In the second stanza, it was all the alums, and in defeat, there are many valuable lessons that students can take away from the physical play of their predecessors. Overall, the Alumni Game was a great day enjoyed by all, featuring the men’s and women’s game, a youth touch game, tasty barbecue and speeches by both team’s Presidents Frances Wehrwein and Dan Ibarra, as well as new Director of Rugby Matt Sherman.

Stanford now begins its first non-conference game next Friday November 18th at Steuber Field at 4pm with the 2nd XV match to follow immediately after.

For photos on the alumni game visit our facebook site at: www.facebook/stanfordrugby