Pacific North Recap: Winter Break is Coming and Teams Head into Hibernation
Pacific Northwest Men’s Division II:
Portland Pigs travelled to Bellingham, Washington in hopes for a rebound from last week’s loss. Playing against a winless Chuckanut Bay Geoducks would bolster those hopes. It took half way through the first half for any scoring to happen, with #8 Logan Miller getting it going for Portland. From there on out, it was Portland remaining relentless, racing to a 0-71 victory in the North. Meanwhile, a couple of hours south in Tacoma, another Oregon team looked to remain in the run for the top spot in the standings. Eastside Tsunami and Tacoma Nomads came both started a little slow, thanks to a mix of handling errors and the other side’s defenses. Eastside’s #14 Dale Beaudoin found his hat trick of tries early, and the Tsunamis led the Nomads 17-7 at the half. In the second half, the Nomads took advantage of a stronger pack, a yellow card and a penalty try to go up 24-22 with 10 minutes remaining. Eastside would answer back and swing the ball wide for two quick tries to end the hard fought match with a tough road win 24-36.
Pacific Northwest Men’s Division III: North and South:
Bend Roughriders hosted Portland Pigs D3 in a battle that may ultimately have implications in standings supremacy. This is the last fall game for either team, and with undefeated Boise United D3 still to play next week, the top two seeds going into the winter break are up for grabs. Behind #13 Jeremy Rose’s four tries and a conversion, Bend would only allow a mid first-half try and ride to a powerful 59-7 conquest. Clark County Chiefs travelled to Battleground and corralled the Bulls behind a 20 point game from #15 Phil Watson in a 24-55 decisive win. This win should secure second place for Clark County during the break.