Stanford, California – Saturday April 7th
Stanford won the final game of the 2012 season by defeating Chico State 33-15. The match was Stanford’s 2nd victory over the Wildcats in 2012. In the first match, Stanford had to come from behind in dramatic fashion to win; in the second game it was Stanford who got out to an early lead. After twenty minutes of scoreless play that saw Stanford have the run of play in regards to territory and possession, Stanford finally broke the line in the 26th minute through a Zach Yohannes try. Stanford then began to pour on the pressure for the remainder of the half, which resulted in three more tries, two by Marcus Henderson and another by Orfeo Tagiuri. Jason Liljenquist converted three of the four tries, and Stanford had a commanding 26-0 lead at the break.
Despite the lopsided score line, Chico came climbing back into the game in the second stanza, and scored the first three tries (all unconverted) in the 45th, 50th, and 54th minutes to bring the score to 26-15 with a quarter of the game remaining. While Stanford remained on the back foot, they scrambled to prevent a few close Chico opportunities, and eventually turned the momentum tide behind a long Liam McNally try in the 74th minute, and the game finished minutes later with the Cardinal celebrating the seasons last game with a 33-15 victory
Later in the day, the Stanford 2nd XV match Stanford fell to Chico State and the 3rd XV were defeated by San Jose State.
Stanford 1st XV vs. Chico State
1: Patrick Quigley 2: Ryan Swaboda (Jeremy Kim) 3: Zach Yohannes 4: Reed Johnson (Nat Oliver) 5: Austin Carey (Chris Herries/Alex Selowsky) 6: Devin Guillory 7: Dan Agness 8: Alex Menke 9: Dan Ibarra (Masato Kuok) 10: Jason Liljenquist (Marcus Turner) 11: Matt Duenas 12: Liam McNally 13: Marcus Henderson (Gianni Maize) 14: Orfeo Tagiuri 15: Chase Russell