And then there were four: OWL Cup Semi-finals this weekend

August 11, 2017


And then there were four: Ontario Women's League Cup Semi-finals this weekend

OWL Playoff Semi-finals Preview

The Semi-finals of the OWL 1 Playoffs kick off this weekend. Both semi-finals will be at Fletcher's Fields in Markham as the Aurora Barbarians take on the Toronto Scottish and the Toronto Saracens welcome the Niagara Wasps.

For full 2017 season standings, click HERE.

Toronto Saracens (1) vs. Niagara Wasps (4)  – 1:00pm ET at Fletcher's Fields

The first-place Toronto Saracens will be taking on the Niagara Wasps this Saturday at Fletcher's. The Saracens are well-rested after having a bye week in the first round of the playoffs, while the Wasps are coming off of a 58-24 win over fifth place Waterloo County. The Saracens are definite favourites in this one, having not lost a game all season, but the Wasps have surprised teams in the past. Niagara handed Aurora only their second loss in the last game of the season, winning 36-24. The Wasps look to play upset in this one and book their ticket to the OWL Cup. The winner of this match will play the winner between the Barbarians and Scottish on August 19 for the OWL Cup.

Aurora Barabrians (2) vs. Toronto Scottish (3) – 1:00pm ET at Fletcher’s Fields

The second-seed Aurora Barbarians will go to battle against the third seed Toronto Saracens at Fletcher's Fields this Saturday. The Barbs are coming off a bye week in the first round of the playoffs. The Scottish are looking to keep their momentum going after dominating the sixth seed Guelph Redcoats 86-7 last weekend. The last time these two teams met was July 15. Aurora came out with a 45-29 win after putting up seven tries in the contest.

The winner of this match will play the winner between the Saracens and Wasps on August 19 for the OWL Cup.

A full Ontario Women’s League Playoff Schedule can be found HERE.

OWL 2 Playoffs

In OWL 2 playoff action, there is only one match on the docket. The Toronto Saracens take on the Niagara Wasps at Fletcher's Fields at 11:30am ET. The Wasps defeated Waterloo County 24-0 in Round 1, while the Saracens received a bye. Aurora won their first match of the playoffs to receive a bye in this round. The winner of the match between the Saracens and Wasps will meet Aurora in the OWL 2 Cup final.

A full Ontario Women’s 2nds Playoff Schedule can be found HERE.

Intermediate Cup

The Intermediate Cup continues action this weekend with the Belleville Bulldogs taking on the Markham Irish and London St. Georges play the Toronto Nomads.

A full Intermediate Schedule can be found HERE.


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