The Buffalo Flash defeated the Atlanta Silverbacks 3-1 to advance to the W-League Championship. W-League regular season goal leader Kelly Parker and USL assist leader Veronica Bouquete had big games. Jenny Hammond opened scoring in the 23?. Atlanta then equalized and scored from a free kick thanks to some confusion on the part of the Buffalo defenders. Buffalo redeemed themselves, however, as they Bouqete found Parker for a goal. The dynamic duo appeared yet again in the 81? as Parker scored to send Buffalo through.
The Vancouver Whitecaps defeated regular season champs Hudson Valley Quickstrike Lady Blues by the same 3-1 score line. Although the Caps were without a few star players, they still managed to earn a berth in the Championship. Kaylyn Kyle opened the scoring early as she converted a free kick and put the Caps up 1-0. Then in the 13?, Kyle again put a dangerous ball in the box and Martino Franko headed it in for 2-0. Contentious play defined the second half but the Caps were unstoppable as Julie Armstrong sent a shot off the crossbar. Melanie Booth got the rebound and scored to make it 3-0. In the 85?, Quickstrike got one back from Gabriela Demoaner. But by then, it was merely a consolation prize.