The semi-finals match up saw a repeat match against the reigning champions the Berkeley All Blues and the 2012 #2 Glendale Raptors. The Raptors were a favorite to win the match, but the All Blues had different plans, scoring their first try within the first minute of the game.
Glendale player Hannah Stolba responded with a try of her own, breaking through a gap in the Berkeley defensive line. The score then stood at 7-5, but that was the only time that Glendale had the lead for the remainder of the game. Standout players were Jenn Sever, who scored 3 tries in her debut at WPL National Championships, and Tina Nesberg, who was responsible for the majority of turnovers from Glendale. The final score was 27-10.
The victory propels the previously ranked #3 All Blues to the #2 spot to face the Twin Cities Amazons in the championship. The match is expected to be physical and tightly contested. The game begins at 3pm EST on Sunday, November 10th, at South Jersey Rugby Pitch in Cherry Hill, NJ. It will be livestreamed on usarugbytv.com, and live tweeted on @AllBluesRugby.