Saturday was a perfect rugby day, but the Mustangs came up just short of the UCLA Bruins in a 24-19 loss. Cal Poly showed tremendous heart throughout the entire game, but just committed too many mistakes at key times allowing the Bruins to capitalize. Excellent performances were put forward by flanker David Schaefer who barreled his way into the try zone and prop Aaron Bordenave who found the try zone twice. Senior eight-man Alex Murchison was two for three on the day for conversions.
Seniors Thomas Miller, Conrad Drinkwater, and Alex Murchison played their last rugby for the Cal Poly Mustangs and all three played inspired rugby. It was a tough loss as it meant the culmination of the season and forfeiting the opportunity to take a trip to Atlanta for the Round of 16. However, the Mustangs are looking forward to getting the end of a rebuilding year wrapped up and carrying their experience with them in preparing for next season.