California kicked off its 2012 fall 7s season with three wins Friday night at the Buckeye 7s Invitational, beating Notre Dame, Navy and Ohio State by a combined score of 68-15 at Beekman Park.
Ten different Golden Bears contributed to the team's 12 tries over the course of three matches. Jake Anderson and Andre Coquillard each accounted for a pair.
Cal's sweep sets up a Saturday final at 9:30 a.m. ET at Lincoln Tower Park between the Bears and Midshipmen, who finished Friday at 1-2 like the Fighting Irish and Buckeyes but advanced to the final with a better scoring differential.
Freshman Russell Webb notched the first try and conversion of the fall 7s season with his fifth-minute score against Notre Dame and the Bears never trailed in a 24-5 victory over the Irish.
Anderson finished an impressive sequence with a try for the Bears to start the match against Navy, Seamus Kelly ran in a 50-meter try at the half after the Middies tied the contest and the Bears outscored Navy 14-0 in the second stanza to win, 29-5.
Against Ohio State, Coquillard scored his two tries in succession and freshman Patrick Barrientes started his Cal career with a try to end the scoring against the Buckeyes in a 15-5 victory.
The Bears will need to regenerate and recover quickly to face Navy again Saturday morning in a 12-hour turnaround.
The Scoring Timeline vs. Notre Dame
05:00 Russell Webb 5, 2
07:00 Notre Dame (Ryan Mitchell) 5
Halftime: California 7, Notre Dame 5
10:00 Jake Anderson 5
12:00 Brad Harrington 5, 2
15:00 Paul Bosco 5
Final Score: California 24, Notre Dame 5
The Team vs. Notre Dame
1. Okusi, 2. Harrington, 3. O'Beirne, 4. Webb, 5. Bosco, 6. Anderson, 7. Lombardo
Replacements: O'Beirne, Battaglia, Coquillard, Frisinger, Tucker
The Scoring Timeline vs. Navy
01:00 Jake Anderson 5
07:00 Navy (Ron Helms) 5
08:00 Seamus Kelly 5
Halftime: California 10, Navy 5
09:00 Anthony Lombardo 5
12:00 Andrew Battaglia 5, Russell Webb 2
14:00 Josh Tucker 5, Russell Webb 2
Final Score: California 29, Navy 5
The Team vs. Navy
1. Okusi, 2. Battaglia, 3. Kelly, 4. Bosco, 5. Anderson, 6. Tucker, 7. Lombardo
Replacements: Webb, Coquillard, Todd
The Scoring Timeline vs. Ohio State
04:00 Andre Coquillard 5
Halftime: California 5, Ohio State 0
10:00 Andre Coquillard 5
12:00 Ohio State (Nevin Heard)
14:00 Patrick Barrientes 5
Final Score: California 15, Ohio State 5
The Team vs. Ohio State
1. Coquillard, 2. Battaglia, 3. O'Beirne, 4. Frisinger, 5. Todd, 6. Webb, 7. Tucker
Replacements: Barrientes, Boyer,
California 24, Notre Dame 5
Navy 31, Ohio State 0
Ohio State 12, Notre Dame 10
California 29, Navy 5
Notre Dame 7, Navy 0
California 15, Ohio State 5
Standings W-L, Points (win = 4 pts, tie = 2 pts, loss = 0), Differential California 3-0, 12, +53 Navy 1-2, 4, 0 Notre Dame 1-2, 4, -14 Ohio State 1-2, 4, -39
Saturday Matchups at Lincoln Tower Park
Notre Dame vs. Ohio State, 9 a.m. ET
California vs. Navy, 9:30 a.m. ET
Sat. Sept. 15 at Lincoln Tower Park
Paid parking is available at university lots located southwest of venue on John Herrick Road off Cannon Drive.
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