D1R 9th: (7) Tampa Blows Away (6) No Coast, 283-133

RICHMOND, VA–The Sunday opener at the second division one playoff was contested by two teams that would have had high hopes of improving their seeding coming in fighting to avoid a last-place finish. No Coast and Tampa came in seeded 6 and 7 respectively–and it was Tampa who regained some pride with a thoroughly convincing 283-133 upset win to take ninth place back to Florida.

D1R: (8) Jacksonville Overturns (6) No Coast, 213-125

D1R: (8) Jacksonville Overturns (6) No Coast, 213-125 Photo: Tom Klubens

RICHMOND, VA–The last time these two teams met, No Coast brought a three-jammer rotation featuring Megan Harrington (nee Flash Gloria), heavily. That game leaned in No Coast’s favour with each team steadily adding in points, No Coast’s point additions outweighing Jacksonville’s at every jam. This game was not to replicate that performance, as Jacksonville instead emphatically claimed the win, 213-125.

D1R: (3) Naptown Denies (6) No Coast, 206-144

D1R: (3) Naptown Denies (6) No Coast, 206-144 Photo: Jennifer M. Ramos.

RICHMOND, VA–In the second quarterfinal of Richmond’s D1 Playoffs, tournament 3 seed Naptown (Indianapolis, IN) went up against 6 seed No Coast (Lincoln, NE) with a trip to the final four on the line. No Coast was still in the game late, but saw two good-looking rallies snuffed out by jammer penalties; in the end, Naptown advanced to their tournament’s semifinals for the third straight year with a 206-144 win.

Preview: Richmond WFTDA Division 1 Playoff

This weekend, Virginia sees the second installment of the WFTDA Division 1 playoffs in the road towards Championships and the Hydra. And while this grouping of 10 leagues doesn’t have as many travel miles behind them on the way to the tournament as last weekend’s, it doesn’t make the road travelled seem any less long, metaphorically-speaking, with many of the leagues experiencing key team additions or subtractions, and dramatic alterations in game play on the way to these end-of-WFTDA-season games.