Last Friday night, the Binghamton Devils and the Cortland Wolfpack played in Cortland’s Second Annual Cystic Fibrosis Fundraiser Game. The game was a physical one from the opening kickoff until the final whistle. Early in the first half, the Wolfpack was driving deep in Binghamton territory; the Devils, backed up against their own try zone, successfully defended their try line for several phases before drawing a much needed penalty. Although Binghamton’s defense held up Cortland for most of the first half, they conceded three tries before halftime. As the first half came to a close, Devil Greg Lenane intercepted a pass deep in Cortland territory and touched down a try. The Wolfpack led 19-7 at the half.
Unfortunately for Binghamton, Lenane’s late first half try would be the last points they’d put up on Friday night. Despite earning two yellow cards, Cortland went on to score 5 more tries in the remainder of the match, winning by a margin of 43-7. Although this was not the turnout that the Devils hoped for, it was certainly a great opportunity to return to 15s just after 7s season ended. This upcoming weekend, the Binghamton alumni return to the pitch to face the Devils in the annual alumni game.
By selling t-shirts, holding raffles, and asking for $2 donations at the field entrance, the Cortland Wolfpack raised over $3,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.