D1S 7th: (6) Boston Desecrates (7) Sacred, 309-151

D1S 7th: (6) Boston Desecrates (7) Sacred, 309-151 Photo: Donalee Eiri, Photography by D.E.sign

SALEM, OR — The penultimate consolation game at Salem was for 7th place, with #6 Boston taking on #7 Sacred. Boston had just come off a loss to #10 Toronto the day before, while Sacred lost to #8 Victorian. While Sacred put up a good fight to start, penalties and foul outs mounted; Boston came away with the win – 309-151.

D1S: (8) Victoria Outlasts (7) Sacred, 225-113

D1S: (8) Victoria Outlasts (7) Sacred, 225-113 Photo: Donalee Eiri, Photography by D.E.sign

SALEM, OR–The road to fifth place in the consolation bracket continued as #7 Sacred – recently victorious against #5 seed Charm – took on the downunder power of #8 Victoria. While both teams came out strong and benefited from their top jammers’ prowess, it was Victoria who came away with a 225-113 win.

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: (10) Toronto Topples (7) Sacred, 215-90

D1S: (10) Toronto Topples (7) Sacred, 215-90 Photo: Donalee Eiri, Photograph by D.E.sign

SALEM, OR–The opening bout of the final WFTDA division one playoff was another WFTDA rankings upset–the second of the four 7v10 games to end up with the lower-ranked side on top. This one was as much about Sacred not being able to keep jammer or pack penalties under control as it was about Toronto’s smart and unified play–but the CN Power made the most of the advantage they were handed by Sacred expending as much energy complaining about penalties as they did avoiding them to take the win by a supremely comfortable 215-90 margin.

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