Cal won its 17th straight rugby match against Stanford 176-0 in the official reopening of Witter Rugby Field on Saturday.

The Bears, who retained the Scrum Axe, had 18 players combine for 28 tries.

Captain Seamus Kelly, Jake Anderson, Tanner Mohr, Ahmed Chehade (Aragon High-San Mateo), Jared Braun (Serra High-San Mateo), Kenny Bruzzone (Acalanes High), Max Shaulis, Josh Tucker, and Scott Walsh (De La Salle High) each had two tries.

Because of the renovation to Memorial Stadium, Cal (6-0) hadn't played a home match in 34 months until Wednesday's 81-0 win over Santa Clara.

"It was indescribable to run back out through those posts," Kelly said.

Stanford (1-2) last won the Scrum Axe in 1996.

  • The ninth-ranked Stanford men's swimming and diving team routed No. 1 Arizona 173-115 in Tucson. David Nolan, Andrew Saeta, Jack Lane and Aaron Wayne (Deer Valley High) got the Cardinal going with a win in the 200-yard medley relay. Wayne also won the 50 and 100 freestyle events and was part of the victorious 400 freestyle relay team. Olympian Kristian Ipsen (De La Salle High) captured the 1- and 3-meter diving events.

  • Paced by two wins by freshman Josh Prenot (100 breaststroke and 500 freestyle) and 1-2-3 finishes in four events, the No. 4-ranked Cal men's swimming and diving team (4-0) posted a 163-126 win over host Arizona State. Bears freshman Trent Williams won the 200 free. His brother Trevor is a pitcher on ASU's baseball team.

  • The eighth-ranked Stanford women's swimming and diving team pulled off a 161-139 upset of No. 6 Arizona in Tucson behind two of individual wins by Maya DiRado (200 backstroke and 200 individual medley).

  • Caitlin Leverenz, Rachel Bootsma and Rachael Acker (Gunn High-San Jose) won multiple individual events to lead third-ranked Cal to a 177-121 women's swimming and diving win over No. 20 Arizona State in Tempe.

  • No. 1 Stanford opened its first day at the UCSB Winter Invite in Santa Barbara with women's water polo wins over No. 18 Cal Baptist (19-1) and No. 6 UC Irvine (19-4). Anna Yelizarova had six goals and fellow freshman Maggie Steffens (Monte Vista High) had five on the day.

  • Ashley Young and Breda Vosters had three goals each and Savanna Smith made 16 saves as the No. 4 Cal women's water polo team (2-0) posted a 14-7 home win over No. 10 Michigan (1-6). Earlier in the day,

    Rae Lekness scored five times, leading No. 9 San Jose State (4-1) to a 9-4 win over Michigan in San Jose. Kiki Golden (Monte Vista High) had two goals for Michigan.

  • Chioma Amaechi smashed the Cal indoor record in the women's weight throw and claimed first in the shot put at the UW Invitational in Seattle. She had a weight throw of 67 feet, 2 inches. Cal's Taylor Kientzel (Santa Cruz High) swept the men's long jump (24-5.75) and triple jump (50-10.75).

  • Captains Christoffer Konigsfeldt and Riki McLachlan won three-set matches to rally No. 14 Cal (2-0) over No. 20 Michigan 4-3 in the ITA Kick-Off Weekend finals. Konigsfeldt claimed a 3-6, 7-6, 6-4 win over Vlad Stefan at No. 2 singles, and McLachlan beat Michael Zhu 3-6, 7-6, 6-4 at No. 5. Earlier at Berkeley, Santa Clara beat Boise State 4-1 in a consolation match

  • No. 10 Stanford (2-1) posted a 4-2 men's tennis win over visiting Texas Tech. Tied at 2-2, Stanford got wins from Nolan Paige at the No. 3 spot and John Morrissey at No. 1.

    NBA D-League

    Tyshawn Taylor had 26 points, leading host Springfield (8-15) to a 111-100 win over Santa Cruz (15-9). Maurice Baker and Darington Hobson led the Warriors with 15 points each.

    ECHL

    Christian Ouellet scored twice, Taylor Nelson stopped 23 shots, and the San Francisco Bulls posted a 5-2 win over the Alaska Aces on Friday night in Anchorage. The teams played again Saturday night.