D1A: (5) Steel Folds (10) Columbia, 269-82

D1A: (5) Steel Folds (10) Columbia, 269-82 Photo: Sean Hale / Hale Yeah

ASHEVILLE, NC–After Steel City’s unexpectedly comprehensive demolition by Minnesota on Friday, they were looking to bounce back against Columbia and not suffer the indignity they faced at Eastern regionals last year of being upset by the bottom seed to find themselves fighting for ninth on Sunday. It looked for some of the first half like Columbia might find the legs to challenge Steel–but dominance by Snot Rocket Science, Leannibal Lector and Hurricane Heather on the jam line made the game safe and Steel took a comfortable win 269-82.

D1A: (4) Minnesota Smelts (5) Steel City, 345-59

D1A: (4) Minnesota Smelts (5) Steel City, 345-59 Photo: ShutHerUp.

ASHEVILLE, NC — In the first quarterfinal of the Asheville playoffs, fourth seed Minnesota employed clean play, standout defense performances from Second Hand Smoke, Diamond Rough and Juke Boxx, and scrappy jamming from Harmony Killerbruise, Slambda Phage and Lexi Cuter to bury 5th-seeded Steel City 345-59.

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.

Power Rankings – May 2013

Now we’re cooking. May saw a couple of upsets, but most of what we learned came from the closeness of games that went the right way.