Southern Conference Champions NC Courage U23 will host Nia Christopher and her Eastern Conference Champions Eagles FC teammates in the second USL W League Semi-Final.
NC Courage U23 had an incredible regular season going undefeated (11-0-1) through twelve games under head coach Willie Davis Jr. The team saw great success in their first two playoff matches as USWNT legend Heather O’Reilly was pulling the strings in the midfield. The Courage will be without O’Reilly in the Semi-Finals, however, the team has a strong pool of young midfielder talent will look to fill big shoes.
UNC Tarheel commit Mia Oliaro has had a fantastic season on a very deep Courage offense throughout the season and into the playoffs. Wake Forest junior Laurel Ansbrow has been massive for the Courage and helped the team hold both playoff opponents scoreless.
Eagle FC has had an incredible turnaround this season, with head coach Toan Ngo leading the team to the Divisional top spot with an 11-1-0 record.
Eagle’s captain Meg Tate scored an impressive 14 goals and five assists in regular season play. Tate also scored the game winner in the Conference Semi-Final against Christos FC and scored a goal in the Conference Final. Tate will be integral to the Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania-based side securing a spot in the 2023 USL W League Final.