After two years away from the field, the Cowichan Women’s Football League returned to the fields at McAdam Park last Sunday and brushed off the cobwebs to begin another season.
The Crew, the Ravens and Neiser Sales all came away with first-week victories.
Rookie Kaili Lukan made an immediate impact with the Crew, recording five touchdowns, three sacks, an interception and a convert in a 40-0 win over the Storm. Janelle Mould had one touchdown and an interception, Jess Lines had two converts, and Amanda Morton and Tara Jefferson both had one interception and one convert. The Storm got a sack from Vicky Harris and an interception from Annie Zurrer.
The defending champion Ravens rolled over the Ruckers, but the Ruckers did get two sacks from Tyson Beukeboom and one from Hannah McKevitt, with a touchdown from Jenna Bugden and a 100-yard pick-six from Sarah Kaljuvee.
Neiser Sales defeated the Wild, who took most of the game to find their form, but did come away with an interception by Morgan Malinski.
The Law will make their season debut this Friday night when they take on the Ruckers, and a full slate of games is scheduled for this Sunday. Also on Sunday, the CWFL Junior league will begin play with games at 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.