With Championships edging closer, New York and Beantown have joined Glendale in the WPL semi-finals. The last seed comes down to Berkeley vs San Diego Surfers next weekend.
New York kept their perfect season as they coasted over the DC Furies 48-10. The Furies scored a try in each half, but New York touched down eight times with tries by six different players.
In the weekend’s most thrilling match – we give you the rematch of Amazons and Beantown. With snow on the pitch, the Amazons got on the board first with a penalty kick from fullback Megan Wolff. At the half it was a tight 8-19 to Beantown. The Amazons came out hot at the half and wing Jasmine Davis touched down within three minutes to make it 13-19. The hosts were given a yellow card and the extra player was the difference as Beantown ran in two tries. The Amazons would get one more try from Maria Bowker but it wasn’t enough to overcome, final score 29-18 to Beantown.
ORSU hosted the San Diego Surfers and it was a must win for both teams. Flanker Sam Pankey got the Surfers on the board early but ORSU immediately responded with a try from flanker Rachel Johnson. Flyhalf Emma Richie was able to get the conversion and ORSU held a 7-5 lead until the 18th minute. A slew of tries from San Diego brought the half time score to 22-7. ORSU reserve Anna Symonds got a try late in the match but the damage was already done. Final score 39-12 to the Surfers.
“It was a tough battle as expected. We were made to work hard for our points and they certainly challenged us right until the end,” San Diego coach Jarrod Faul commended ORSU. “We did a great job pushing the pace of the game. We put some stress on their defensive alignment and ultimately we were able to find the space to score tries.”
Berkeley All Blues 48 Chicago NS 15
ORSU 12 San Diego Surfers 39
Twin Cities Amazons 18 Beantown 29
DC Furies 10 New York 48
For all scores and results from the 2017 WPL go here: https://scrumhalfconnection.com/2017/08/21/2017-womens-premier-league-schedules-results/.