Torrey Pines rugby shines

Torrey Pines varsity rugby beat Point Loma 42-5 on Jan. 28 at Carmel Valley Middle School, completing the regular season with a 6-0 record. Point Loma finished 5-2. The Torrey Pines JV beat the Pt. Loma JV, 66-14. Andrew Fargo and Chase Pickwell had two Try’s apiece for the Varsity against Pt. Loma, while Ryan Hoffman, Alex Lindsay and Codi Jones also scored. Prior to the match, Pt. Loma had allowed only 15 points all season. The Torrey Pines Varsity is managed by the Carmel Valley-based San Diego Youth Rugby Club “Mustangs,” and competes with 21 other teams in the Boys High School Division of the Southern California Youth Rugby Organization. The team is coached by Matty Sandoval, a former collegiate All-Star at the University of San Diego. Both the Torrey Pines Varsity and the Torrey Pines JV received top seeds in the playoffs, which began this week.

Photo: Susie Talman