2018 AW2SCS: Round 3 and Playoffs

The 2018 Australian Women’s Tier 2 Show Case Series has finished with the Melbourne Dragons defeating the Canberra Pirates 4-1 in the final to win the their first Gower Cup. The Pirates went into the final having earlier picked up the regular season title and having won all four of their Round 3 games. The Southern Stars finish in third after defeating the Adelaide Valkyries 5-4 in their placement match. Round 3 and the playoffs were held at the O’Brien Group Arena.

The New South Wales Bombers withdrew from the from the final round of competition due to player commitments in the New South Wales Women’s State League. The Bomber’s were replaced in this weekends competition by the Aussie Jets who played in the Round 3 games but were not eligible for the playoffs.

For more information see the following links:
Weekend Game Program (PDF)
Livestream of the two playoff games by Thor Technology
AW2SCS’ Facebook page
AW2SCS’ eSportsdesk page for statistics

Round 3 schedule (all times local)
– Aussie Jets 0-4 Melbourne Dragons (13:15, 22 September 2018)
– Melbourne Dragons 5-2 Adelaide Valkyries (14:30, 22 September 2018)
– Canberra Pirates 7-0 Aussie Jets (15:45, 22 September 2018)
– Adelaide Valkyries 0-4 Southern Stars (17:00, 22 September 2018)
– Canberra Pirates 3-0 Melbourne Dragons (18:15, 22 September 2018)
– Southern Stars 0-1 Aussie Jets (19:30, 22 September 2018)
– Adelaide Valkyries 1-7 Canberra Pirates (20:45, 22 September 2018)
– Melbourne Dragons 1-3 Southern Stars (12:45, 23 September 2018)
– Aussie Jets 4-4 Adelaide Valkyries (14:00, 23 September 2018)
– Southern Stars 0-1 Canberra Pirates (15:15, 23 September 2018)

Playoffs (all times local)
– Third place: Adelaide Valkyries 4-5 OT Southern Stars (16:30, 23 September 2018)
– Grand final: Melbourne Dragons 4-1 Canberra Pirates (17:45, 23 September 2018)

Regular season standings

Team GP W T L PTS
Canberra Pirates 12 9 0 3 18
New South Wales Bombers* 8 8 0 0 16
Melbourne Dragons 12 7 0 5 14
Southern Stars 12 3 1 8 7
Aussie Jets** 4 1 1 2 3
Adelaide Valkyries 12 0 2 10 2

Notes:
*Not eligible for playoffs as they are not present for this round
**Not eligible for playoffs, competing only in Round 3 as an exhibition team

Last updated 23 September 2018

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