Friday, May 28, 2010
Saturday v OMBAC
The match kicked off at 1:20 PM. Eight minutes in, the game is underway the boys are on fire (both literally and in spirit). The referee is blowing the whistle and there are a few early penalties. The match is a quarter of the way through and the score remains 0-0. Budd Bay gets a yellow card for a high tackle, and immediately following, OMBAC scores 7. Budd Bay turns this around when Joel Swenson intercepts a pass and returns 90m for a try! Ryan Cole converts making the score 7-7. However, a determined OMBAC turns around and converts a try, score 7-14. The second half was less eventful for Budd Bay. Due to a lot of whistle blowing and some penalties OMBAC takes the match 25-7.
Sunday v. Dallas Area Rugby Club (DARC)
The match against Dallas kicked off at 9:15AM. Just three minutes in Budd Bay is testing DARC in their Red Zone. It works! Chris Cousins bust through the line to make the score 5-0! DARC brings it right back and scores a converted try. Just keeping it even steven, Budd Bay's Pat LaValla makes a quick run across the try line and Mike Radasa lends a hand by converting! Score 12-7. Dallas then scores, no convert, making it 12-12 at the half. DARC scores again but Budd Bay is not deterred.Mike Radasa makes a 15m run and gets Bay 5, and Ryan Cole converts making it 19-17. And just to make the point Bay scores again when Radasa passes to Swensen and Cole converts with another great kick! DARC gets scared and desperately comes back with two tries giving themselves a one point lead. Budd Bay gets a penalty kick in the last minutes of the game. But, the kick is off by just inches and DARC wins 27-26.
Congratulations again to the Budd Bay Buffaloes! We are so looking forward to your next season. But, do not worry rugby is not finished. Our teams will start 7's training next week. Don't forget about the 18th Annual Tatunka 7's tournament happening June 12th. Mark your calendar! And if anyone is feeling generous there are opportunities to volunteer at the tournament. If you are interested please contact Lena: email@example.com. Mary Shero, a Bandit, has stepped up to make sure the tournament happens. She needs a little help!
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
While are men are hard at training to prepare for the national playoffs, our boys had another fantastic win up in Buckley this past weekend to continue their march toward a State Championship. And what an exciting win it was... down 19-5 at the half, our Barbarians knocked it up a notch and played strong rugby to overcome Rainier 38-26 at the final whistle - WAY TO GO BOYS!
Our U16 Barbarians had an equally impressive day, taking on the boys from Seattle and overpowering them 7 tries to 2. Teamwork in action...
This Friday the U19’s have the final playoff game in the round robin series. If they win this, they will compete for the championship... Good luck Barbarians!!! We're all rooting for you!
So, if you happen to be looking for some rugby action this weekend - head on up Kent and cheer our boys on. Kick-off is scheduled for 5:30pm in Kent at 7330 S 234th St (98032).
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
This Saturday, the U16s and U19s will be playing up in Buckley, WA. The 16s will play Seattle at noon and the U19s kickoff against Rainier at 1:30pm. Good luck Barbarians!