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The first day of the 11th annual Dennis Storer Classic concluded Saturday with Cal and hosts, UCLA, going undefeated setting up the tournament final on Sunday. Named after the historic UCLA and first ever USA Eagles head coach, Dennis Storer, five teams, UCLA, Cal, UC-San Diego, UC-Santa Cruz, and UC-Davis, gathered in Los Angeles, Calif. for the unofficial start of the collegiate California 15s season. The tournament has come down to Cal and UCLA in the last nine of ten iterations with Bears winning each time.

Playing truncated 20-minute halves, each team played three games on Saturday setting up finals on Sunday. The scores of the day were:

Cal over UC-San Diego 61-0

UCLA over UC-Santa Cruz 38-19

UC-Davis over UC-San Diego 41-0

Cal over UC-Santa Cruz 66-0

UCLA over UC-San Diego 33-7

Cal over UC-Davis 31-0

UC-Santa Cruz over UC-San Diego 28-12

UCLA over UC-Davis 19-5

UCLA head coach Scott Stewart indicated that day one of the Classic was a success. “It was great. The weather held out and every team got the opportunity to get started on their season. They got to try combinations and give guys valuable minutes in a game situation and that’s the whole purpose of the event. It’s meant to get everyone going and to have a meaningful competition early in the season.”

As for his club, Stewart was pleased from what he saw from the Bruins. “We managed to run up 44 different players over the course of three games and win three games. It gives us a snapshot of the assessment for all the players making the squad so we have good information going forward. Tomorrow is going to be a big challenge and we are looking forward to it.”

With the matchup against Cal looming tomorrow, Stewart stated, “It’s going to be tough. Cal is, obviously, an excellent team with talent at every position. We have to step up to the plate and match that so we will see how it goes and hope that both teams put out their very best.”