UCSC Sports Recap and Preview

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Men’s Rugby 

Men’s rugby made it through Conference semifinals in Chico this last Saturday in a 22–19 victory against University of Nevada, Reno but then fell to Chico State the next day in Conference finals. It was nonetheless an impressive season with a 4–2 season record and some major victories in post-season.

 

Women’s Rugby ­

After an undefeated season, women’s rugby comes to a close with two losses in Sweet Sixteens, the first against CSU Northridge. Despite suffering a number of injuries, the team played the consolation game the next day against Utah Valley and lost this match as well. Despite these losses, the women’s team also had an impressive season, with a season record of 4–1 and another win following the end of their regulation season.

 

Men’s Volleyball

Men’s volleyball beat Stevenson College this past Saturday in a 3–2 nail-biter of a match but fell to Juniata College later that same day in a 3–0 sweep in the championship match for the Continental Volleyball Conference. Despite the dip in the team’s season record, the team will be heading to NCAA games because of their No. 3 national rank and impressive finish in the CVC tournament.

 

Men’s Lacrosse

The Slugs fell to a major rival, Saint Mary’s College, this weekend in an incredibly close game that ended 13–15. The team has another home game this weekend at 11 a.m. on the Lower East Field against Humboldt State University.

 

Men’s Tennis 

Currently ranked No. 10 in the nation, the team will wrap up a successful season at Claremont Mudd Scripps before heading off to Ojai Valley Tennis Tournament in Ojai, Calif.