The Orange County Waves are one win from the Women's Premier Soccer League's final four, but they'll have to beat their toughest rival to get there.
The first-year Waves slipped into the league's Pacific Conference final as Icelandic forward Katrina Omarsdottir scored in the first half of a 1-0 win Saturday night over Marin County's North Bay FC Wave in Dublin, east of Oakland.
The Waves (12-1-2) will meet the San Diego SeaLions, a 3-2 winner over host Bay Area Breeze, in the title game. The winner will join the Chicago Red Stars, Tampa Bay Hellenic and either Boston Aztec Breakers Reserves or ASA Chesapeake in next weekend's final four in Lisle, Ill.
Omarsdottir scored from a pass by former Women's Professional Soccer forward Kiki Bosio in the 21st minute. The SeaLions (12-2-1) got two goals from Alex Webber in their victory.
The teams split their regular-season meetings, with the Waves winning, 3-2, in San Diego on June 19 and the SeaLions prevailing, 1-0, in Costa Mesa on June 25.