Pacific North Recap: Babboni Cup Comes Back to Valley
Pacific Northwest Men’s Division II:
Gary Babboni was a legendary player for both Chuckanut Bay Geoducks and Valley Kangaroos during the earliest years of the two clubs. Since his untimely passing in 1981, the clubs have competed against each other for the Babboni Cup in honor of his memory. Due to the restructuring this year, Chuckanut and Valley were able to keep the long tradition alive. Behind Valley’s Man of the Match for Forwards, #2 Kennedy Kamau’s spectacular play, the Kangaroos hopped over the Geoducks 73-0, winning the cup for the first time in many years. Elsewhere, Oregon Sports Union (ORSU) hosted cross-town rivals Eastside Tsunami. ORSU suffered an injury before scoring the game’s first points at 12 minutes. Eastside would put up 12 unanswered points, despite a yellow card. ORSU capitalized on the man advantage and would tie the game at 12 going into the half. Eastside would jump ahead quickly in the second half, and allow ORSU to keep up by going a man down again with another yellow card. Tsunami’s defense would remain stingy, though, and they would wash away with the win 22-33
Pacific Northwest Men’s DIII North and South:
Eugene Stags traveled to Boise United D3, where the United D3 expanded their League-leading 201 point differential and proved once again why they are undefeated and on top of the Pacific Northwest D3 South. Boise’s defense held strong as their offense remained relentless, racing to a 77-10 stuffing of the Stags.