For Immediate Release
October 26, 2010
Division I Women Set for Austin Playoffs
The best Division I women’s rugby teams in the country will take to Burr Field in Austin, Texas this weekend for the Emirates Airline USA Rugby Women’s Division I Playoffs. Of the 12 teams competing, only four will go on to the semi-finals in Mesa, Arizona next month. The two unbeaten teams in the semis will play for the National Championship on November 14.
The top four teams from each Competitive Region (CR) qualify for playoffs. CR1 is made up of teams from Southern California and the Pacific Coast; CR2 is the West and Midwest; CR3 is comprised of the South, Mid-Atlantic, and Northeast.
This weekend’s action in Austin will see ten matches take place on Saturday and Sunday. The four top-seeded teams have a bye on Saturday and will only play one match on Sunday.
The four unbeaten teams at the end of the playoff weekend will move one step closer to a national title. They will play in Mesa on Friday November 12 in a semi-final. A win in the semis will advance the two victorious teams to the Emirates Airline USA Rugby Women’s Division I National Championship, which will be played at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday November 14.
Region One; San Diego, Seattle, Belmont Shore, Tempe
Region Two: North Shore, Chicago, Glendale, Austin Valkyries
Region Three: Atlanta, Philadephia, NOVA, Providence