Mollymook's Kalindi Commerford and her Canberra Chill find themselves heading south for a do-or-die Hockey One showdown against the top of the table Hockey Club Melbourne and will be keen to make the most of their lucky fortune that saw them cling onto fourth spot.
With the bye in the final round of the season, the Chill could only sit and watch anxiously as Perth Thundersticks needed to beat the bottom placed Tassie Tigers to leapfrog the team from Canberra into the top four.
But Tassie caused one of the upsets of the season to give Canberra Chill a finals lifeline and they will fancy their chances against a HC Melbourne team that only slipped up once in the regular season - a penalty shootout loss to Adelaide Fire last weekend.
The hosts will be bolstered by the return of highly talented Hockeyroo youngster Amy Lawton, who missed the loss to the Fire due to completing her school exams.
On the flipside, the Chill have five changes to the team whose last match was back on October 26.
Hockeyroos trio Brooke Peris, Edwina Bone and Commerford are back after competing in the Olympic qualifiers, as is Japanese import Yui Ishibashi and Jess Smith.
Much could come down to the respective goalkeepers who are both world class stoppers and have been in excellent form throughout the season.
HC Melbourne have Hockeyroos number one keeper Rachael Lynch, while standing between the posts for the Chill is impressive Japanese keeper Sakiyo Asano.
Despite last weekend's hiccup, HC Melbourne will deservedly go in as favourites.
A win would see them host the grand final double header on November 16, however the Chill will have other ideas.
The winner of this semi-final will take on either Brisbane or Adelaide in the decider.
While the men's semi-finals will see NSW host Melbourne and Brisbane entertain Tasmania.