Monthly Archives: October 2014

Stanford Kicks Off 15′s Season with Sonoma State Victory

Steuber Rugby Stadium – Thursday October 30, 2014

Stanford took the field for their first intercollegiate 15’s match of the year with a pre-season contest versus a big and physical Sonoma State side.  Stanford jumped out to a comfortable 22-10 halftime lead behind tries from Austin Carey, Jovi Rippert and Sam Falkenhagen.  Falkenhagen was able to convert one of the three tries, and added a penalty kick in the first period.  The first two tries came from tremendous defensive pressure from Stanford, while Falkenhagen’s came from a steady scrum and accurate set piece move in attack.  In the second half, Sonoma was able to narrow the gap a few times, but more Stanford tries from Carey, Jack Chabolla and Ben Sando gave Stanford a safe 39-22 lead before Sonoma Sate would score at the death for a final score of Stanford 39-Sonoma State 29.

In the 2nd Team match, Stanford was led by tries from freshman Dean Patrick, Patrick Crowley, Sean Means and Chris Fernandes en route to a 26-12 victory.

Alumni Remain Superior on Homecoming Weekend

Steuber Rugby Stadium – Sunday October 26, 2014

The 2014 Alumni Game included a great turnout of Alumni, family, and friends for the annual match between former players and the current students. This years match featured the closest in recent memory, but one where the Alumni again showed their experience and savvy in defeating the current students.  Thank you to all our former players for coming out to support the program, and for a very enjoyable day of celebrating Stanford Rugby.

Men's Alumni Team

Stanford Takes Two of Three at 7′s Round Robin

Steuber Rugby Stadium – Saturday October 18, 2014

Stanford was able to take two of three, at a Round Robin 7’s tournament Stanford hosted with Saint Mary’s College, San Jose State and Santa Clara.  After scrimmaging successfully with UC Santa Cruz a week early, Stanford looked improved in their opening match with highly rated Saint Mary’s College.  Stanford led 14-10 late in the game before the Gaels were able to score on the final play to defeat Stanford 15-14.  In their second and third matches, Stanford showed tremendous improvement and used a staunch defensive effort to shutout both San Jose State (26-0) and Santa Clara (20-0), finishing the tournament with a 2-1 record.  Stanford’s 7’s season will now focus on the Pac-12 7’s Championships November 8th and 9th at Cal, before traveling to Reno for the Pacific Western 7’s Conference Championship on November 15th.