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D1D: #8 Philly rings in another win over #7 Santa Cruz, 156-106

D1D: #8 Philly rings in another win over #7 Santa Cruz, 156-106 Photo credit: Quick'N'Derby.

DALLAS, TX – The consolation game between the Philly Liberty Belles and the Santa Cruz Boardwalk Bombshells was a clash of two exceptionally disciplined defenses that never lost sight of each other. Jammers from both teams fought a war of attrition, with low scoring but long-running jams that left them either pushing against walls that wouldn’t budge or knocked out and dragged far behind the pack. Strong performances from Herrmann Monster and Buenos D. A$$ proved the deciding factor as Philly held on to defeat Santa Cruz 156-106.

2016 WFTDA D1 Playoffs: Columbia Central

2016 WFTDA D1 Playoffs: Columbia Central Photo credit: Danforth Johnson.

The next ten WFTDA Division 1 teams will battle it this weekend in Columbia, South Carolina, September 9th-11th. The top three finishing teams will join London, Texas, and Montréal in Portland this November to fight for the Hydra. This weekend will be the Playoff debut for Rainy City and Ann Arbor and you can read more about all the teams participating with our Columbia preview.

D1C: #6 Santa Cruz takes 7th over #8 Columbia QuadSquad,174-141

D1C: #6 Santa Cruz takes 7th over #8 Columbia QuadSquad,174-141 Photo credit: Louis Keiner/Tsunami Photo

COLUMBIA, SC- Santa Cruz (#6) and Columbia QuadSquad (#8) were both hoping to be playing for a higher ranking than #7, but neither showed up with baggage or disappointment in their faces. From the first whistle, both teams played a hard and fast game. Santa Cruz defeated the home team for 7th Place, 174-141.

D1C: #7 Rainy City washes away #6 Santa Cruz, 166-104

D1C: #7 Rainy City washes away #6 Santa Cruz, 166-104 Photo credit: TI Stills Photography. facebook.com/tistills/

COLUMBIA, SC – Rainy City prevailed in a highly physical and defensive game which included scoreless stretches for each team. The #7 seed Rainy City earned the first upset of the tournament, besting #6 Santa Cruz 166-104.

D1C: #6 Santa Cruz boardwalks over #9 Ann Arbor Derby Dimes, 216-107

D1C: #6 Santa Cruz boardwalks over #9 Ann Arbor Derby Dimes, 216-107 Photo by Tsunami Photography

COLUMBIA, NC – Staying true to seeding, the #6 Santa Cruz Boardwalk Bombshells scratched #9 Ann Arbor’s Brawl Stars off the consolation bracket in order to advance to Game 10 against Rainy City Roller Derby later today at 4pm EDT. Ann Arbor Derby Dimes came in ranked 34th in the WFTDA with Santa Cruz  at 23rd. Twelve scoreless jams in the first half really put the brakes to the Brawl Stars’ momentum, allowing a win for Santa Cruz 216 to 107 in the early morning game for Day 2.