Preview: Asheville WFTDA Division 1 Playoff

ASHEVILLE, NC — With the 2013 WFTDA Division 1 playoff cycle halfway done and 6 of the 12 available slots of Championships claimed by Denver, Ohio, London, Texas, Philly and Angel City, ten more teams descend on North Carolina this weekend to fight for three more.

Clover Cup 3rd Place: Omaha Turns Back OKVD, 130-92

DALLAS, TX — 5 seed Omaha and 8 seed Oklahoma Victory Dolls played almost a year ago, with Omaha narrowly winning 96-84. This Clover Cup 3rd place match started close as well as neither team was able to feel secure for very long during the game. The lead changed constantly in the first half, but OKVD held a small 52-47 halftime lead over higher seed Omaha. In the second half the tides turned dramatically and Omaha surged to a 130-92 win for 3rd place. Though it was a loss for OKVD, they had a successful tournament overall, entering as the lowest of 8 seeds and finishing in 4th.

Clover Cup Consolation: OKVD Upsets Green Country, 155-74

DALLAS, TX — The last time Green Country (#7SC WFTDA)and OKVD (#17SC WFTDA) played, there was a very different outcome. Green Country beat the Victory Dolls 159-63 in June 2011, but this time it was almost entirely mirrored, with the Dolls rolling to a clear 155-74 win.

Clover Cup Consolation: OKVD Ejects Dallas, 108-70

DALLAS, TX — Both 7 seed Dallas and 8 seed Oklahoma Victory Dolls entered the Clover Cup consolation rounds 0-1, knowing that the loser of their game would be sent packing from the tournament. The first half was closely fought with neither team able to get more than 11 points ahead; the half ended at 36-31 OKVD. The second half saw Dallas barely behind at 76-70 with 6 minutes to play, but OKVD shut them out for the last run and ended Dallas’s tournament, 108-70.