Posted By Press Democrat Staff Writer Michael Coit:
Reaching the sweet 16 in club rugby, Santa Rosa Junior College goes on the road in a push for a national collegiate title.
Also faring well were the Santa Rosa Junior College and Sonoma State men’s club volleyball teams.
In a busy weekend for the two sports, Santa Rosa split a pair of matches in the Pacific Coast Rugby Football Union Division II playoffs. Santa Rosa defeated Utah Valley State and fell to Sierra College to place second in the four team bracket the Bear Cubs hosted.
The finish was good enough to qualify Santa Rosa for the final 16. Santa Rosa joins Sierra, Utah Valley and Cal State Long Beach in a regional at Stanford April 28-29. The winner advances to the final four, held in Sandy, Utah, May 19-20.
Men’s club volleyball concluded its season with the National Collegiate Volleyball Federation Club Championships, In Kansas City.
Santa Rosa Junior College reached the championship match in Division IAAA, where the Bear Cubs lost to Villanova. It was the only match Santa Rosa dropped during the three day tournament, going 7-1 overall.
Earlier, the Bear Cubs won the Division II north half of the Northern California Collegiate Volleyball League.
Up in Division II in Kansas City was Sonoma State. Reaching the quarterfinals, Sonoma State fell to St. Louis University to end the Seawolves run, finishing 4-3 overall in the tournament.
Sonoma State competes in the Northern California Collegiate Volleyball League’s top division, the only Division II team in the league. Sonoma State won the national title in 2010.