WPL Playoff Matchups Set - LIVE on FloRugby

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The playoff matches for this weekend’s Women’s Premier League are set after the final weekend of action.

New York Rugby Club defeated Beantown 24-15 in the game that decided the playoff seedings for both. Tries by Carly Waters and Sarah Levy in the second half allowed New York to pull away and clinch 2nd in the Red Conference. 

"The shift in the second half came when Jessie Ruiz supported for an offload and then assisted Sarah Levy's try," New York captain Jennifer Salomon told Jackie Finlan writing for USA Rugby. "She has been consistent, patient, and supportive all season and for us to see her step up at a crucial moment was incredible to see. The energy from that play set the tone for the rest of the match."

Both Glendale and San Diego won comfortably, and as a result, San Diego held onto 1st in the Blue, with Glendale taking 2nd. 


So the playoff matchups for October 26 in Marietta, GA - All LIVE on FloRugby - are as follows:


Plate/Bowl Semifinals Friday, Oct 26:

Oregon Sports Union (2-6, Blue #4) vs DC Furies (1-7, Red #5)  10am ET, 9am CT

Chicago North Shore (0-8, Red #5) vs Beantown (4-3-1, Blue #4) 11:45am ET, 10:45am CT

Winner by the highest margin players the winner of this game for 5th (the Plate):

Atlanta Harlequins (4-4, Red #3) vs Berkeley All Blues (5-3, Blue #3) 1:45pm ET, 12:45pm CT

Loser of the above game plays the winner from the first two games with the lower margin of victory for 7th.

Losers of the Plate/Bowl Semis play off for 9th.


Cup Semifinals Friday, Oct 26:

San Diego Surfers (6-1-1, Blue #1) vs New York (5-3, Red #2) 3:30pm ET, 2:30pm CT

Twin Cities Amazons (5-2-1, Red #1) vs Glendale Merlins (6-1-1, Blue #2) 5:30pm ET, 4:30pm CT


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Sunday, October 28 will feature the Cup Final, plus all of the placement games, LIVE on FloRugby.

9th/10th 10am ET

7th/8th 11:45am ET

5th/6th 1:45pm ET

3rd/4th 3:30pm ET

Championship Match 5:30pm ET



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