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Utah Explosion and Atlanta Force, Georgia Phantoms and Ontario Trillium into finals at Cascade Classic/USABA Northwest Regional Goalball Tournament

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With group play and semifinal having been completed at the  Cascade Classic/USABA Northwest Regional Goalball Tournament yesterday in Vancouver, Washington, the Utah Explosion and Atlanta Force have qualified for the men’s final, while Georgia Phantoms and Ontario Trillium have qualified for the women’s final to be played later today.



In pool play, Utah Explosion defeated the New York Knights 5- 4, and beat California Earthquake 8 – 4. In the semifinals, they beat NWABA Avalanche 4 – 3 in a match that finished in a shootout.  Atlanta Force beat British Columbia 10 – (1) 0, lost to NWABA Avalanche 7 – 4 and beat Rose City Thorns 6 – 3 in group play.  In the semifinals, they crushed the New York Knights 13 – 3.


In group play, Georgia Phantoms won 5  – 1 against California Aftershock, then beat  BC V Raptors 4 – 1 and finished by winning 2 – 0 against the Rose City Thorns.  They then met Rose City Bandits again in the semifinals, beating them 1 – 0. Ontario Trillium won all their games in group play, beating the Utah Dynamite 9 – 0, the Rose City Bandits 9 – 3 and California Mayhem 10 – 4.  They met  the Rose City Thorns, winning 3 – 1.



Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2569 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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