Four Women’s DII teams sweep Regionals, head to Stanford

Four Women’s DII teams sweep Regionals, head to Stanford

BOULDER, Colo. – The National Semifinals are now in focus after Cal State Northridge, Indiana (PA), Appalachian State, and Florida International each won their respective Regional Playoff this past weekend.

Northridge will head back to Stanford in two weeks after avenging a regular season loss to Long Beach State in the West Regional Final. Indiana (PA) handled a difficult Davenport side to claim the Midwest bracket, while Appalachian State earned its first-ever spot in a National Semifinal. Finally, Florida International got past Lee University to claim the Southeast Regional.

Northeast Regional – Penn State University
State College, Pa.
Appalachian State 89-5 American University
Mary Washington 131-0 Kent State

National Quarterfinal
Appalachian State 31-19 Mary Washington

Midwest Regional – Penn State University
State College, Pa.
Davenport 27-5 Geneseo
Indiana (PA) 24-7 Salisbury

National Quarterfinal
Indiana (PA) 28-7 Davenport

Southeast Regional – Life University
Marietta, Ga.
Lee 36-27 South Florida
Florida International 67-17 North Georgia

National Quarterfinal
Florida International 36-17 Lee

West Regional – Stanford University
Stanford, Calif.
Cal State Northridge 43-17 Humboldt State
Long Beach State 64-22 Western Washington

National Quarterfinal
Cal State Northridge 12-0 Long Beach

Indiana (PA) will take on Cal State Northridge on one side of the National Semifinal, while Appalachian State will meet Florida International May 10 at Stanford University. The winning team from each Semifinal will play one another the very next day to determine the 2014 Women’s DII National Champion. The Semifinal matches as well as the Women’s DII National Championship match will be streamed live on USA Rugby TV.

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