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Pali Blues and D.C. United advance
by Paul Kennedy, July 22nd, 2012 11:39PM

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[W-LEAGUE] The unbeaten Pali Blues (14-0-1) and D.C. United Women (13-0-1) moved into the W-League final four July 27-29 in Ottawa thanks to conference wins. They join host Ottawa Fury and Quebec City Amiral in the semifinals.

The Pali Blues defeated the Seattle Sounders 1-0 on Sunday at Cal State Fullerton to claim the Western Conference championship. Lynn Williams scored off a corner kick in the 63rd minute for the lone goal.

D.C. United Women defeated defeated the Virginia Beach Piranhas, 3-0, on Saturday night in the Eastern Conference semifinals, and took down the Southeast Division champion Charlotte Lady Eagles in similar fashion less than a day later in the final. Lianne Sanderson had two goals and Hayley Siegel scored for a second consecutive day. Sanderson's two goals tied her with Mikaela Howell for the team lead with nine goals.

Quebec City Amiral beat the Laval Comets, 5-4, in a shootout before 580 fans at Francois-Xavier Garneau College after their game ended in a 1-1 tie. Both goals in the Quebec derby were scored in the first half -- Eva Thouvenot for Laval and Frederique Paradis for Quebec City.

The Pali Blues have won league titles in 2008 and 2009, while Ottawa has been runner-up on three occasions. D.C. United Women are in their second season. Quebec City is making its first appearance in the final four in four seasons in the league.

“We still haven’t won anything, so I’m glad they’re not too excited,” Pali coach Charlie Naimo said. “We just won the conference and I’m happy with that, but it just put us closer to the goal.”



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