June 2012

Weekend Preview: 6/29/2012

After last weekend’s frenetic activity, there’s a significant lull in WFTDA derby action this time around, with no games featuring two top-25 teams — however, there are two key MRDA matchups that could have ripple effects on MRDA Championships invites.

ECDX: (14) Charm Beans (20) Boston

FEASTERVILLE, PA–Charm City took on Boston at ECDX in a bout that had taken on huge regional significance following Charm City’s loss to Montreal on day one. It was a game that many, before the tournament started, thought would be another big Charm City win, after back-to-back victories over Boston in recent times, as well as Charm’s recent wins at Midwest Brewhaha over NC powerhouses Minnesota and Windy City.

ECDX: (1) Gotham Handles (2) Rose City

FEASTERVILLE, PA–Gotham were pushed hard by Rose, but ran out 221-152 victors after an early second-half run of Rose penalties and injuries put the game out of the Portland team’s reach.

ECDX: (8) Arizona Edges (18) Steel City, 209-193

FEASTERVILLE, PA — Arizona (8 DNN, 10W WFTDA) played one of the most closely contested games of the ECDX on Sunday afternoon when they took on Steel City (18 DNN, 4E WFTDA). The lead changed hands over ten times in the game and came down to the last jam before Arizona escaped with a 209-193 win.

ECDX: (3) Denver Bottles Up (11) Philly, 228-130

FEASTERVILLE, PA — It was relatively close in the early going, but Denver (3 DNN, 4W WFTDA) slowly but surely built a nearly triple-digit margin of victory on Philly (11 DNN, 2E WFTDA) in their Sunday-afternoon bout at ECDX, taking a 228-130 win. Denver ended their weekend 1-1 after their big loss to Gotham on Saturday; Philly lost both their games for the second ECDX in a row.

ECDX: Sunday Undercard Wrapup

FEASTERVILLE, PA — 25E Lehigh Valley had been smashed by Dominion on Sunday, but came back to land a big rout on 29E Hudson Valley. Hudson Valley had almost no offense going on in the first half and was behind 120-18 at intermission, but got considerably more jammer production happening in the second. That kept them from falling further into the hole, but they weren’t able to close that triple digit margin — with 15 minutes left to play in the game they were behind by almost the exact same amount at 155-52. The main drama of the second half was mostly whether Hudson Valley would be able to keep the margin under triple digits, as the score hovered around that point for nearly the entire 30 minutes, but Hudson Valley penalty trouble in the last 5 minutes helped Lehigh Valley to pad their margin of victory a bit; the final score was 198-75.