Match-ups set for 2013 Women’s Premier League Championship

The 2013 Women’s Premier League season concluded last weekend with two teams finishing with a perfect 6-0 record.

The Glendale Raptors faced a stern test from Beantown at Infinity Park Saturday, but prevailed with a 48-20 win to earn a spot in the top tier of the WPL Championships, set for Nov. 8 and 10 in Cherry Hill, N.J. Though they fell behind after only two minutes, the Raptors took control of the game after 20 minutes and extended a 17-10 halftime score to earn their sixth victory.

Twin Cities Amazons put 70 points on the board in shutting out WPL newcomers Atlanta Harlequins Sunday. The 70 points represents the most points scored by a team this season and, coupled with the shut out, jumps the Amazons ahead of Glendale with a point differential of 250.

Eagles Lynelle Kugler and Stacey Bridges combined for four tries for the Amazons, while USA Rugby AIG Women’s Collegiate All-Americans Mel Krug and Jacie Vonada combined for five in the win.

The Berkeley All Blues, last year’s WPL champions, handed the San Diego Surfers their fifth loss of the season. Berkeley will face Glendale in the second top tier match at the WPL Championships.

The DC Furies held their own against New York at home, defeating the visitors 19-7 to earn a date with the Surfers in the bottom tier of the WPL Championships. New York will participate in the other bottom tier match against the Harlequins.

The Women’s Premier League Championships kick off Friday, Nov. 8, on the South Jersey Rugby Pitch in Cherry Hill, with the second day set for Sunday, Nov. 10. Watch the Championships live on USA Rugby TV. For the complete schedule, visit the WPL website and be sure to use #WPLRugby on Twitter.