Northwest Challenge 2023: Friday & Saturday Storylines (Women’s)

The sparks are already flying in Seattle.

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After wet and windy conditions on Friday afternoon for a handful of appetizer games, Northwest Challenge had beautiful weather on Saturday as 7 of the top 10 teams in the country faced off alongside tough challengers from across the West.

Here’s a look at the action from the first two days of play with quarterfinals set to begin today.

Pool Play & Bracket Results


BYU Takes On The Northwest (and Texas)

BYU concluded their NWC campaign on Saturday, ending with a 3-1 record on the weekend featuring a gritty win against the tournament host Washington 13-10 in a wet showcase game to go along. They also notched a 9-7 win against a volatile UVic team, while their only loss was a 13-10 slugfest against a title contending UBC team. Lauren Hall did an excellent job conducting the BYU O-line against everything thrown at them. Abbie Davis and Kate Moulton have the speed, disc skills, and elusiveness that could only be made in a lab, but what sets them apart from a lot of players in the division is the tenacity they have both in and out of possession. Their game against Texas didn’t feel as close as the 13-7 score suggests.

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  1. Chackgarin Brown
    Chackgarin Brown

    Chackgarin Brown is a senior at the University of Washington and the captain of the men's team, the Sundodgers. He is a member of the USA U24 National Team and a player for the Seattle Cascades.



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