The first twenty minutes of the game had many believing that scored would be flipped, however. New York had constant possession of the ball within Atlanta’s half, nearly scoring a number of times for the first quarter of the game.
A quick turnover ball and a long sprint down the field by Atlanta’s quick wing, Allison Price, got her into the try zone 22 minutes into the half and brought the odds back into Atlanta’s favor. Atlanta’s fullback, Jess Woolen, converted the try.
Price and Woolen followed this about ten minutes later with another try and conversion, widening Atlanta’s lead.
Shortly before the first half ended, New York came back with another strong offensive set. A number of punches down the field got New York back into Atlanta’s 22. New York locks Lucy Oswald and Lacy Higgins saw an overload on the weak side close to Atlanta’s try line. A quick switch in field direction gave Higgins a gap to score, making the score at the end of the first half 14-5, Atlanta.
The second half was dominated by Atlanta’s offense. Fullback Woolen started putting points on the board four minutes in, when she converted a penalty kick.
This was followed by two tries from prop Cassidy Wyrter, one from outside center Heather Hale, one from wing Madison Levi, and a final try from flanker Liz Snograss. With a number of conversions by Woolen, the final score of the match was 48-5.
New York will head to Minnesota this wing to challenge the Amazons on their home turf, while Atlanta will play the DC Furies.
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