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The California Collegiate 7s proved to be all kinds of surprising, as both favored teams faltered in pool play.

Cal lost to both Cal Poly and San Diego State, capturing only a 38-0 win over Loyola Marymount to go 1-2.

Cal Poly and San Diego State played in a tight battle, which the Mustangs won 19-17. That gave Cal Poly 1st in the standings in Pool B.

In Pool A, St. Mary’s was expected to run the table, but didn’t. The Gaels looked solid in victories over Santa Clara and San Diego, but were throttled by UC Davis 28-7 in their final game of the day.

“Davis did a good job pressuring us and made us pay,” said St. Mary’s 7s Coach Mark Bass.

Just as succinct was Cal Head Coach Jack Clark: "It was fun to compete and we're looking forward to tomorrow." 

“It was a good start to the weekend,” added SD State Head Coach Matt Hawkins, who put aside his disappointment at missing the Pan-Am Games due to injury and put his energy into getting the Aztecs ready. “But tomorrow is the only day that counts, just like with the Eagles. I believe our group of guys has what it takes to get the job done. They just need to believe in themselves and each other.”

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St. Mary’s 38-5 Santa Clara
Cal Poly 24-12 Loyola
UC Davis 17-12 U. San Diego
San Diego State 14-12 California

St. Mary’s 28-22 U. San Diego
Cal Poly 19-17 San Diego State
UC Davis 29-0 Santa Clara
California 38-0 Loyola

UC Davis 28-7 St. Mary’s
Cal Poly 21-15 California
U. San Diego 22-5 Santa Clara
San Diego State 22-5 Loyola

California Collegiate 7s Pool Standings
Pool A W L T Pf Pa Pd Pts
UC Davis 3 0 0 74 19 55 9
St. Mary's 2 1 0 73 55 18 7
U. San Diego 1 2 0 56 50 6 5
Santa Clara 0 3 0 10 89 -79 3

Pool B W L T Pf Pa Pd Pts
Cal Poly 3 0 0 64 44 20 9
San Diego State 2 1 0 53 36 17 7
California 1 2 0 65 35 30 5
Loyola 0 3 0 17 84 -67 3

This sets up the following quarterfinals:
St. Mary’s v. California
UC Davis v. Santa Clara
(The winners of these two games face off in the semis)

Cal Poly v. Santa Clara
San Diego State v. U. San Diego
(The winners of these two games face off in the semis)