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W-League Playoff Matchups Set
D.C. United Women, Pali Blues share regular-season crown

W-League News Release

Monday, July 16, 2012

TAMPA, Fla. – The W-League announced the schedule for its three Conference Championships today, with the Quebec City Amiral, D.C. United Women and Pali Blues set to host the action beginning this Saturday.

The D.C. United Women (11-0-1) and Pali Blues (13-0-1) finished as the league’s only undefeated teams to share the regular season championship and earn the right to host the Eastern Conference and Western Conference Championships, respectively. The Quebec City Amiral (8-2-2), who finished second in the Central Conference behind the Ottawa Fury (10-2-0), will host the Central Conference Championship as Ottawa has advanced to the 2012 W-League Championship as the host team.

The action in the Central Conference kicks off Saturday at Francois-Xavier Garneau College as #2 Quebec City faces the #5 seed Hamilton FC Rage (5-5-2) and the #3 Laval Comets (6-3-3) meet the #4 Toronto Lady Lynx (6-5-1) (TICKETS). The winners will meet for the Central Conference Championship at 1 p.m. on Sunday, with a spot in Ottawa on the line.

Saturday’s Eastern Conference Semifinals will see the Southeast Division champion and #2 seed Charlotte Lady Eagles (9-1-2) facing the Northeast Division Champion and #3 seed Long Island Rough Riders (9-3-0) in the first matchup at the Maryland SoccerPlex (TICKETS). The top-seeded D.C. United Women will face the #4 Virginia Beach Piranhas (6-3-3) in the second semi, with the winners meeting at 4 p.m. Sunday for the conference championship.

The top-seeded Pali Blues and #2 Seattle Sounders Women (10-3-1) will meet at 4 p.m. ET on Sunday at Cal State Fullerton’s Titan Stadium (TICKETS) to decide the Western Conference representative at the 2012 W-League Championship Presented by Umbro.

Ottawa will welcome the three conference champions July 27-29 to the Algonquin College Soccer Complex for the semifinals and final. The semifinals will be played on Friday, July 27 with the winners meeting for the 2012 W-League Championship on Sunday, July 29 (TICKETS).

Central Conference Championship
At Francois-Xavier Garneau College
Quebec City, Quebec

Conference Semifinals
Saturday, July 21
Hamilton FC Rage at Quebec City Amiral, 1 p.m. ET
Toronto Lady Lynx at Laval Comets, 4 p.m. ET

Conference Championship
Sunday, July 22
Semifinal winners, 1 p.m. ET

Eastern Conference Championship
At the Maryland SoccerPlex
Boyds, Maryland

Conference Semifinals
Saturday, July 21
Long Island Rough Riders at Charlotte Lady Eagles, 3:30 p.m. ET
Virginia Beach Piranhas at D.C. United Women, 6 p.m. ET

Conference Championship
Sunday, July 22
Semifinal winners, 4 p.m. ET

Western Conference Championship
At Titan Stadium
Fullerton, California

Conference Championship
Seattle Sounders Women at Pali Blues, 4 p.m. ET

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