Washington DC -- More than 60 women from the DMV have battled all summer long to meet a familiar foe in their attempt to capture the Women's Football Alliance National Championship for the second consecutive year.
The DC Divas beat the Boston Renegades 47-21 on Saturday to advance to the championship.
The group has been playing full contact football in the league for 15 years. Their roster has included more than 400 players in that history. Quarterback Allyson Hamlin says the success is hard to the explain in light of all the years the team struggled to find success.
"The young bucks don't have any clue as to how hard it is," said Hamlin following Saturday's win.
She credits the team management and coaches for helping the team build the strength it needed to survive a title run this season and return to the championship game.
The DC Divas will take on the Dallas Elite on July 22nd. Dallas is a team they beat for the championship last season. The Elite avenged the loss by beating the Divas to open this season.
"We have to play our absolute best, that's the best team and the good thing is they beat us the first game and not the last," said Hamlin.