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By Nick Georgandis

The Boston Lobsters continued their late-season push for a WTT playoff spot on Friday as they slipped past the Sacramento Capitals in overtime, 19-15.

Boston is now one-half game behind the New York Sportimes for second place in the Eastern Conference. The Lobsters are 4-6, New York is 4-5. The two teams have already finished their season series, which they spilt one game apiece. The WTT website does not rules for breaking a tie in which two teams have the same overall record and the same head-to-head record, but the next criteria is most likely overall conference record.

On Friday, Boston's Eric Butorac and Amir Weintraub defeated Ryan Sweeting and Mark Knowles in overtime to secure the victory.
It was one of two overtime battles on Friday, with the other seeing the Washington Kastles edge the Texas Wild 23-16. That overtime was decided in rather surprising fashion as Bobby Ryenolds and Rajeev Ram defeated the Bryan Brothers.

Washington tightened its grip on first place in the Eastern Conference with the victory, improving to 7-2. Texas fell to 5-5.
It might have seemed like a death blow to Texas' playoff chances, had it not been for previously red-hot Orange County being upset by Philadelphia on Friday night. The Freedoms pulls out a 22-19 win to improve to 3-6, their second straight win.

Orange County, which could have gained sole possession of first place in the Western Conference with the victory, instead fell to 6-4, half a game behind idle Springfield.

Saturday's schedule

Philadelphia at Springfield, 7:05 p.m.
New York at Washington, 7:10 p.m.
Orange County at Texas, 7:35 p.m.