This week held some closer matches and the first double header weekend. Chicago NS hosted the Surfers and they played a match on Saturday and Sunday to help offset travel costs. San Diego won both matches with a dominating performance on Saturday where they posted 35 points for the win. On Sunday it was a different game with a much slimmer scoreline, Surfers 12 Chicago NS 8.
Glendale hosted the Berkeley All Blues in a top of the table clash in the Blue Conference. Berkeley put the Merlins on their back foot early with two quick converted tries. At the half it was 14-10 to Berkeley and all of the momentum was with the visiting side. Berkeley received two yellow cards for two separate 10-minute periods in the second half, and Glendale’s Carmen Farmer scored twice and reserve Justine Wypych scored a try and kicked two conversions for the 29-14 win.
Atlanta hosted Beantown as well as Tropical Storm Nate and the teams struggled with handling as a result. With only one score in the first half by the hosts, Chenell York touched it down for a 5-0 lead at the half. After the break Beantown was able to touch down their first score and then at the 55th minute Beantown scored again. Atlanta was able to slot a penalty to keep the score close but Beantown raced across the line for another try. Atlanta receives a bonus point for being within 7 points.
The Amazons traveled to DC this weekend and secured a critical bonus point win. This win moves them back into third in the Red Conference, as they continue to chase Beantown and New York. The Furies defended well throughout the match but the Amazons spirited 26 points in the first 30 minutes with a final score of 36-7.
Chicago NS 0 San Diego Surfers 35
Glendale Merlins 29 Berkeley All Blues 14
Atlanta Harlequins 8 Beantown 15
Chicago NS 8 San Diego Surfers 12
DC Furies 7 Twin Cities Amazons 36
For all scores and results from the 2017 WPL go here: https://scrumhalfconnection.com/2017/08/21/2017-womens-premier-league-schedules-results/.