D1S 9th: (5) Charm City Ruffles (9) Chicago Outfit, 189-177

D1S 9th: (5) Charm City Ruffles (9) Chicago Outfit, 189-177 Photo: Donalee Eiri, Photography by D.E.sign

SALEM, OR–In a penalty-plagued game that saw several lead changes, Charm City escaped with a win–and ninth place in the tournament–thanks to a critically clean last-jam performance by Just Carol.

D1S: (7) Sacred Shatters (5) Charm, 213-186

D1S: (7) Sacred Shatters (5) Charm, 213-186 Photo: Donalee Eiri, Photography by D.E.sign

The first game of the consolation bracket saw #7 seed Sacred taking on #5 seed Charm City. Both teams suffered big losses on day one – Sacred lost to #10 seed Toronto in the first game of the day 215-90 and Detroit snatched a win over Charm to win 209-199 later in the day. Both teams were hungry for a win, which made for a scattered start.

D1S: (4) Detroit Holds Off (5) Charm, 209-199

D1S: (4) Detroit Holds Off (5) Charm, 209-199 Photo: Donalee Eiri, Photography by D.E.sign

SALEM, OR–A depleted Charm City faced off against Detroit in Salem’s first quarterfinal, and found themselves in a big hole at the half after letting a 44-3 run go in the closing minutes. They came back hard in the final quarter to take the lead–but Detroit shrugged off two foul-outs to snatch the win at the death, 209-199.

Preview: Salem WFTDA Division 1 Playoff

SALEM, OR–Since August, we’ve been charting the Road to the Hydra as it has snaked through Des Moines and Kalamazoo for Division 2 Playoffs, and through Fort Wayne, Richmond and Asheville for Division 1. This weekend’s tournament in Salem, Oregon, is the last playoff tournament before champs in Milwaukee on November 8-10 and there are plenty of good match-ups on show.

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