September 30, 2013 by Charlie Eisenhood in News, Recap with 2 comments
PoNY, Bent, and 7Express — the top-seeded New York teams in each division — all advanced to the Club Championships this weekend at Northeast Regionals.
PoNY’s path was by far the most hair-raising, as they had to overcome a 13-10 deficit against Boston Garuda to claim the third and final bid to Frisco. Read the game story here.
Bent, the overall three seed in the Women’s Division, was hoping for an upset over Toronto’s Capitals on Saturday to claim the pool and a chance to face Boston Brute Squad in the finals. Unfortunately, Bent got in their own way, making too many mistakes to challenge Capitals and fell 13-8 to hold seed in their pool.
They easily defeated Quebéc’s Nova, the #4 seed, 15-9 in a game-to-go before falling again to the Capitals in the 2/3 game, 15-10.
They should be facing a low three seed in pool play at the Club Championships.
After 13 years as a team, 7 Express finally punches their ticket to the big show!
— 7expressNY (@7expressNY) September 29, 2013
7 Express qualified for the Club Championships for the first time in team history, taking fourth place in a five bid region. They defeated the Boston Lions 12-8 in one of the many games-to-go, advancing to face Boston Wild Card for a chance to play in the 2/3 game.
Having already claimed a bid, 7X’s energy was low and they lost 15-5. A day before, they took Wild Card to 13-12 in the quarterfinals.
Ultimately, 7X needed two quality wins — one over a surprising Darkwing and the other against the Lions — to advance to the Club Championships.
SHUYAMOUF, the other New York-based Mixed team (and the team that earned the Northeast a fifth bid), came up short against Wild Card 14-15, a game that would have sent them to Nationals (and to face 7X in the 3/4 game). That bounced them down to the fifth place bracket, where they fell 15-14 to Pleasure Town, who went on to lose to Odyssée 15-6 in the game-to-go.
SHUYAMOUF had beaten Odyssée 15-12 in the first round on Sunday. It was a disappointing finish for the team after playing well all weekend long.