Busy Weekend In Pacific North With Divisional Champions Crowned

Divisional Champions were crowned, while others booked their spots in the Championships this weekend.

Northern California Women's DII
Berkeley All Blues D2 won a hard fought game against the SFGG 48-40. The match was tightly contested throughout and for the first thirty minutes it looked as if SFGG would be the ones walking away victorious. However, a yellow card handed out to SFGG's Roseline Okpara in the 36th minute proved to be the turning point as Berkeley struck twice in those ten minutes and it gave the All Blues new life. However, SFGG wasn't going away without a fight and in the match turned into a see-sawing affair with four lead changes in the span of fifteen minutes. Eventually the All Blues prevailed, but they had to work for everything they got. 

Pacific Northwest Women's Division II: 
In a high scoring weekend it was the Emerald City Mudhens that were crowned victors of their division as they beat the Bend Lady Rough Riders 16-12. It was a tussle from start to finish the Mudhens got the early lead through two penalty goals, but the Lady Rough Riders were able to claw back and pull ahead with a converted try. At the half Bend lead 7-6. Emerald City retook the lead ten minutes into the second half and were able to hold on to it for the rest of the game, despite a late charge by Bend. In the semifinals Bend defeated the Eugene Reign 52-12 and Emerald City beat the Portland Pigs 53-0. Portland then went on to beat the Reign 15-10 in the third place game.

Samurai Sportswear Pacific Rugby Premiership
Once atop the list, Old Mission Beach Athletic (OMBAC) continued to slide this week.  The climbing San Francisco Golden Gate (SFGG) played hard and scored first midway through the first half, but failed to convert the try.  OMBAC answered toward the end of the half, and went ahead with the converted try.  OMBAC only tasted the lead for a few minutes, as SFGG went ahead 12-7.  The second half saw immediate action by both teams, but OMBAC couldn't keep up with SFGG and the visitors lost their second consecutive game 41-22.

Recently crowned Belmont Shore almost let Santa Monica sneak up and take one away.  Closely behind and keeping up the entire contest, came within one point with under 10 minutes left, and then pulled ahead 33-35 with 3 minutes left.  Belmont Shore would have the last say, as they converted a try in the final minute sending the Dolphins swimming 40-35.

Meanwhile, Olympic Club won in an upset of Life West dominating the Gladiators 38-29.

Northern California Men's DII
SFGG D2 were able to defeat the Sacramento Blackhawks and as a result booked their spot in the championship match against the San Jose Seahawks this weekend. 

The Seahawks were able to advance to the championship match on the back of an impressive 49-36 showing against the Vacaville Old Dogs. 

Pacific Northwest Men's Divison II: 
In a comprehensive victory, the East Side Tsunami won the Division II Championship 55-21. Sione and Lopeti Aisea combined to score 30 of their teams 55 points. Sione, the fly half, kicked five conversions, and scored one try. Lopeti Aisea, the outside center, scored a hat trick of tries. 

Pacific Northwest Men's Division III: 
Bend Roughriders came out on top in a dominant performance 67-12. The large scoreline was in large part due to their winger, Kevin Wagner who contributed a total of 21 points to his teams score.