The Iron Maidens went to the Western Regional Tourney looking to better their 1-2 record from last year's WRT and to find a suitable replacement for their adored yet missing "Splash" cup, who was last seen being pushed in a shopping cart by someone in the SOMA district.
Game 1 Maidens Vs. All Stars
The Maidens were up against the "All Stars" first. They may have been a hodge-podge team with representatives from 7 or 8 clubs, but they were filled with plenty of US Freedom and other key "all star" players from around the country. After a slow start, wayward goal-kicking, and giving up a two goals in the first half, the Maidens started to play their usual attractive brand of footy and clawed back the lead in the second half with four unanswered goals for an impressive comeback win.
Final score: Maiden 4.7.31 SF | All Stars 2.3.14
Game 2 Maidens Vs. Denver
The main show was at 12pm with a rematch from last years' Nationals final. Hometown favorites and notorious rivals the Denver Lady Bulldogs were always going to be hard to beat on their own ground, in the heat and altitude that they're used to, with ten subs. It was also going to be hard with no goal or boundary umps since the Roos were too busy looking after Bluey to do their umpiring duties. But the Maidens love to be the underdog and put up a good fight. While the defense was able to keep Denver - who scored a combined 11 goals in their other two games - to a single goal for the whole play, they were unable to put their own scoreboard pressure on and went down.
Final score: Denver 1.5.11 | Maidens 0.1.1
Game 3 Maidens Vs. Seattle/Sac
Hot, tired, and injured, the Maidens needed to get creative with their final game line-up. Mags saw herself in the forward line, Carly down back, and plenty of others in new positions. It was goal for goal but the Seattle/Sacramento combo team managed to hold us out for a one point win.
Final score: Seattle/Sac 2.3.15 | Maidens 2.2.14