D2DM: Omaha Taxes DC, 182-179

D2DM: Omaha Taxes DC, 182-179 Photo Credit: James Calder / Shutterthug

DES MOINES, IA–Omaha got the better of DC in the closest and most controversial playoff fight so far; DC thought they’d taken a two-point win at 179-177, but an OTO after the final whistles saw five more points go up for Omaha and break DC hearts.

D2DM: Dallas Denies Omaha, 228-187

D2DM: Dallas Denies Omaha, 228-187 Photo Credit: Jenni Davidson/Kit Ruff

DES MOINES, IA–The penultimate game of the second day of the inaugural WFTDA Division 2 tournaments looked to be going Omaha’s way as Dallas had a first half littered with penalties, reminiscent of some of their ill-disciplined play earlier in the weekend. But Dallas stole the lead just before the half and never relinquished it as they cleaned up their act to take the win 228-187.

Powering into Rankings: Weekly Rollup, March 21, 2013

Last Weekend’s Bouts

SC 7th Place: 8SC Omaha Escapes 9SC Tallahassee, 132-118

LINCOLN, NE — In a rematch of Friday’s opening game, 8th seeded Omaha met 9th seed Tallahassee in a low-scoring battle for 7th place in the Landlocked Lace-Up. Despite substantial blocker penalty trouble, especially in the first period, Tallahassee were able to stay within spitting distance throughout the game — but they were never able to close the gap. Omaha held a 10 to 20 point lead for two-thirds of the game and when the final whistle blew, and repeated their opening day triumph with a 132-118 victory. As a result both teams move up a spot in the South Central rankings, at the expense of the free-falling Houston.