Around the Grounds: September 16th

CHICAGO CARNIVAL – CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

MEN:
Minnesota 7.3.45 def Columbus 1.5.11
Chicago 4.5.29 def by Minnesota 6.8.44
Chicago 9.7.61 def Columbus 1.2.8

The Minnesota Freeze took both of their games in the Windy City, turning back the Jackaroos and the hometown Swans in a clash of perennial Division 2 combatants.  The Swans held serve on home field as they soundly beat back the Jacks to gain the split.  (RECAP: Minnesota, Chicago)

WOMEN:
Columbus 3.10.28 def Minnesota 2.7.19

Bringing a full side to Chicago, the Columbus Jillaroos peppered the goals and held onto a trilling nine-point win over the Minnesota Freeze. (RECAP)

LOS ANGELES CARNIVAL – LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

MEN:
Los Angeles 12.6.78 def Orange County 1.4.10
Los Angeles 5.10.40 def by Golden Gate 8.4.52

The host Dragons earned a split on the day, as they comfortably accounted for the Bombers, followed by a spirited two goal defeat against the Western Regional champion Roos.  (Recap)

WOMEN:
Los Angeles 5.5.35 def San Francisco 3.7.25

The Dragons women continued their impressive debut season, hanging on for a ten point win over the defending National Champion Iron Maidens. (Recap)

DENVER BULLDOGS v AUSTIN CROWS – DENVER, COLORADO

Denver 8.8.56 def Austin 6.8.44

The top team in the nation brought a good side to the Rockies, but the Bulldogs got up by a couple of goals in a potential Division 1 preview. (Recap)

SAN DIEGO LIONS v ARIZONA HAWKS – SAN DIEGO, CALIFRONIA

San Diego 9.3.57 def by Arizona 12.7.79

Led by Jason Wilhelm’s mark of the year candidate (see above), the Hawks stomped home twenty two point winners in San Diego, and are making a lot of noise as a potential Division 3 contender.

BOSTON DEMONS v PHILADELPHIA HAWKS – NORTH READING, MASSACHUSETTS

Boston 8.2.50 def by Philadelphia 12.11.83

The Philly Hawks erased a near twenty-year duck, defeating the Demons for the first time in Boston by a sound 33 points.

Photo: Jennifer Love Anderson

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