Second Half Scoring Sprees Send Strife Through Pacific Northwest

Tops spots are still up for grabs for teams that want them the most.

Samurai Sportswear Pacific Rugby PremiershipBelmont Shore will go quietly, as they stormed from behind in an important late season road game against the undefeated Old Mission Beach Athletic (OMBAC).  OMBAC got up quickly with a try in 5 minutes of the start.  Capitalizing on a Belmont yellow card shortly after, OMBAC put up an additional 10 points before the visitors could get on the board.  At the half, it was all OMBAC 20-14.  Belmont head coach Ray Egan must have said the right words at the half, because they came out swinging and put up another 25 unanswered points.  This 20-39 win will put Belmont within striking range of first. 

Olympic Club scored first and stayed ahead of Santa Monica through the first half.  Olympic was only able to get another 3 points in the second half, while the Dolphins swam to a 36-25 win 

Northern California Men's DIIThe only game scheduled was Sacramento hosting Life West Gladiators D2.  A win could put the Blackhawks at the top via points, however it was cancelled by the city due to weather.  My old coach would say 'rugby is like the mail,' I guess the city didn't get that memo. 

Pacific Northwest Men's DIISnake River won against the traveling Portland Pigs, 61-14.  This win inches Snake River closer to the league leaders, Eastside.  The two teams face off in the lone DII game next week, where the winner will take all. 

Pacific Northwest Women's DIIPortland Lady Pigs blanked visiting Boise Nemesis 53-0, While Bend Lady Roughriders continued their unvanquished dominance at home against Tacoma Sirens 73-10.  Close on the Lady Rough Rider's spurs is Emerald City Mudhens, who travelled to Eugene and dominated the Reign 5-60.