Malafu scores try in Kutztown’s title-match loss

Kina Malafu scored a try for Kutztown University in a 24-21 loss to California on Sunday in the Collegiate Rugby Championship Invitational title match in Philadelphia.

Malafu, a Baldwin High School graduate, totaled five tries for Kutztown (40-2), tied for the tournament lead, in six matches.

Kutztown advanced to the final with a 19-17 win over Life earlier in the day, and finished 5-1 in the three-day event.

Cal (24-3), which defeated UCLA 20-17 in the semifinal round, earned the tournament crown for a second consecutive year, winning all six of its matches by a combined score of 189-62, including a 112-19 margin in pool play.