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D1SLC: B.A.D. (#1) Disciplines Angel City (#2), 228 – 93

D1SLC: B.A.D. (#1) Disciplines Angel City (#2), 228 – 93 Bay Area bests Angel City to take playoffs 1st placing. Photo by Donna Olmstead Photography.

Salt Lake City, UT – In the championship game of the Salt Lake City playoffs, #1 seed B.ay A.rea D.erby Girls All Stars and #2 seed Angel City Derby Girls Hollywood Scarlets delivered the anticipated battle of strength and all-but-impossible defense that was to be expected with this matchup. While Angel City put up a relentless fight against B.A.D.’s nearly impenetrable walls and matched B.A.D. in jammer strength, they were ultimately not able to outlast the All Stars. Bay Area took the win 228 to 93, and will head to Nashville as this playoff’s victors.

D1SLC: Bay Area (#2) Borders No Coast Derby Girls (#35), 376-55

D1SLC: Bay Area (#2) Borders No Coast Derby Girls (#35), 376-55 Bay Area's Nock Nock absorbs a hit from No Coast's Emily Epperson. Photo by Donalee Eiri, Photography by D.E.sign, www.myderbyphotos.com

SALT LAKE CITY, UT –  In the third quarter final of this weekend’s WFTDA playoffs, the #2 team in the world, Bay Area, took on No Coast Derby Girls. No Coast, #9 seed and upset winners of the #8 contra #9 game against Oklahoma Victory Dolls earlier today, played smart derby with plenty of well-timed offense/defense switches. But inevitably the might of Bay Area was too much for them to overcome, and Bay Area took the lead and held it until the final score read 376-55.

D1SLC Preview: (#1 Seed) Bay Area Derby Girls (#2)

D1SLC Preview: (#1 Seed) Bay Area Derby Girls (#2) Bay Area Derby Girls at Rollercon this year. Photo by Donalee Eiri, Photography by D.E.sign, www.myderbyphotos.com

The Bay Area Derby Girls All-Stars, the #1 seed entry into this tournament, have an unbeaten record this year. In fact, their game at Champs last year against Gotham is their only loss since July 2013. Given that their #2 WFTDA ranking puts only Gotham above them in the rankings, it seems logical that this year might see Bay Area as Gotham’s most likely competitor this season. But first they have to make it to Championships.