It was a very interesting day in Charlotte for Queen City Tune-Up. The tone was set early with Central Florida Sirens upsetting Michigan Flywheel, nabbing a rare 5 over 1 seed victory that helped power their run to the second spot in Pool A and send Flywheel to the consolation bracket. Carleton rose from the 4 seed to win Pool D while an injury-riddled Ohio State went 2-2 and finished third. The only one seed to win their pool was Iowa St., who I’d pick (along with Carleton) for the strongest onfield performance today. I’ll go into more detail with a full writeup in the oncoming days. There will be some video coverage from me and Ultiworld had their cameras out as well. If today was any indication, it should have some good action.
Tomorrow’s Pre-Quarters set up UCF vs. OSU, Pittsburgh vs. Northwestern, Tufts vs. UNC-W, and Virginia vs. Wisconsin. I think UCF goes to the wall with OSU before Fever takes it. Pittsburgh takes care of business with Northwestern, Tufts takes care of Seaweed, and Wisconsin beats Virginia in a defensive battle. The one seeds all win, save UNC who falls to Tufts. Carleton finally runs into someone who can match up with their top end talent and falls to Iowa and Iowa State efficiently handles a tired Tufts team. That repeats itself in the finals and Woman Scorned walks away with the QCTU title.