UCSD CLUB SPORTS

    Men’s Rugby

    Men’s rugby traveled to UCLA this weekend for what turned out to be a tough match. The Bruins capitalized on UCSD mistakes for two penalty kicks, gaining an early 6-0 advantage. UCSD had trouble tackling due to the Bruins’ size advantage and by the end of the half, UCSD trailed 14-0.

    As the second half started, UCLA picked up where it left off, extending its lead to 24-0 on some quick maneuvering. Nick Polsky finally got UCSD on the board with a penalty kick late and Chris Sanderson added a try but the Bruins’ pace and size flummoxed UCSD, and it fell 29-10. UCSD is now 2-2 on the year.

    The only thing UCSD took home from Westwood was a second-team win. The second team trounced its UCLA counterparts 38-0.

    Men’s Lacrosse

    Men’s lacrosse made its way to the desert during this past fortnight and split two games with University of Arizona and Arizona State University. UCSD, ranked 25th in the nation, took on No. 11 UA. UCSD hopped out to an early lead but an injury to lead-scorer Ross Stensrud pushed the team down 7-6 at halftime. The University of Arizona lived up to its ranking in the second half and proved too much for UCSD. Mike Hunter, however, gave UCSD five assists for the game and kept UCSD within one until the fourth quarter. Arizona then exploded to take the game 13-8. UCSD took on ASU the next day and tired quickly. ASU kept it close into the fourth quarter, but UCSD scored five goals for a 10-6 win. UCSD goalie Jake Lowenstein stymied the ASU attack in the fourth quarter to preserve UCSD’s lead. Women’s Rugby

    The women’s rugby team traveled to Arizona for a dual match this weekend. UCSD is ranked first in its league with a 4-0 record and destroyed both Arizona teams. ASU got creamed 55-19 and UA did little better, losing to UCSD 37-15.

    Kriston Hartos had an excellent two-game set kicking seven conversions. Another Triton who played well this weekend was Sunday’s player of the game Tikvah Hayes.

    Cycling

    At San Diego State University this weekend, UCSD continued its strong riding in Southern California collegiate cycling. Despite the absence of its top rider, UCSD took first place in all but one event.

    Brendan O’Brien took first place in the men’s B road race and Esther Mereki took first in the women’s A road race.

    Upcoming

    Friday, Feb. 22

    Ice hockey versus UC Davis at 10:15 p.m., Vacaville Arena.

    Friday, Feb. 23

    Badminton tournament of Cal Tech.

    Cycling at UC Davis on Saturday and Sunday.

    Ice hockey at Sacramento State.

    Men’s rugby plays Cal Poly San Luis Obispo at 9 p.m.

    Sailing regatta at UC Irvine.

    Ski and snowboard regionals Saturday and Sunday at Lake Tahoe.

    Friday, Feb. 24

    Women’s lacrosse plays Cal Poly San Luis Obispo at 1 p.m.

    Surfing competes in Huntington Beach.

    — Compiled by Tait Miller

    Senior Staff Writer

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