Weekend in Review – March 10, 2014

Weekend in Review – March 10, 2014 Arch Rival's Smashinistas took home the home-team championship in front of a couple of thousand fans in St Louis this weekend too. Photo: Bob Dunnell

This weekend was the first of serious division one action of 2014, and we got a number of shock results from it. Before you read on, though, do check out our new WFTDA league table–it shows off the latest rankings and all the teams’ movements since the last ranking period from top to bottom to give you instant context on every result and every team’s momentum in the season so far.

D1A 7th: (9) Oklahoma Repeats on (8) Nashville, 200-131

D1A 7th: (9) Oklahoma Repeats on (8) Nashville, 200-131 Photo: Dave Wood.

ASHEVILLE, NC — In a rematch of the tournament’s opening game, 9th-seeded Oklahoma Victory Dolls took their second win in three days over 8th-seeded Nashville. OKVD had a bit more trouble with NRG than they had in Friday’s 224-120 win and committed 10 jammer penalties to 7 for Nashville, but closed the game on a 65-0 run to win by a convincing final of 200-131.

D1A: (7) Houston Locks Down (8) Nashville, 221-63

D1A: (7) Houston Locks Down (8) Nashville, 221-63 Photo: ShutHerUp.

ASHEVILLE, NC — Saturday’s final consolation-round match found 7 seed Houston and 8 seed Nashville battling for the right to face Steel City in Sunday’s 5th place game. The game seemed like it might be a close one through much of the first half, but Houston completely dominated the second half 122-17 to take a 221-63 win.

D1A: (8) Nashville Upends (6) Madison, 204-167

D1A: (8) Nashville Upends (6) Madison, 204-167 Photo: David A Carter

ASHEVILLE, NC–The opening bout of the second day in Asheville was a fast-paced and penalty-ridden bout featuring long stretches with only one jammer competing. It was a run of four penalties without taking off the star that ended Mouse’s morning mid-way through the second period and made Nashville’s win safe; they took the bout 204-167, and will play Houston later for the right to compete for fifth place.

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