Crew gets past Ravens in battle of unbeaten teams

The Cowichan Women’s Football League marked the midway point of the 2016 season with a showdown between two unbeaten teams on Sunday.

The Cowichan Women’s Football League marked the midway point of the 2016 season with a showdown between two unbeaten teams on Sunday.

Of course, only one team can emerge with their perfect record intact, and it was the Crew who escaped unscathed, winning a close one 34-26.

Jess Lines-Wikkerink led the Crew with two touchdowns, while Janelle Mould, Marilou Sullivan and Jess Redlick had one apiece. Lines-Wikkerink, Sullivan, Redlick and Alita Mattin added converts, and on defence, Mould had an interception and Lenneke Vinoly had a sack.

Lauren James replied with two touchdowns for the Ravens, and Emily Salmon and Becki Paterson had one each, while Dana Thorne added a two-point convert. James contributed a sack on defence.

The other two games on Sunday were shutouts as the Sirens beat the Wild 26-0 and the Law quieted the Winter Trucking Storm 20-0.

Christine Switzer was the big star for the Sirens on the day with two touchdowns, two converts and two interceptions, while Sabby Desrochers came up with four sacks. Also scoring for the team were Jodi Buttle and Deanne Mearns. Buttle, Claudette Crisp and Carmen Zimmer had one interception apiece.

The Wild got three sacks from Teresa Melchior and two interceptions from Dienenke Pedersen.

In their win over the Storm, the Law got two touchdowns from Wendy Charles and one from Leanne Closson. Closson was all over the stats sheet with a convert, an interception and a rouge. Kim Scafe also had a pick, and rusher Britnie Hearsey had a huge outing with six sacks.

The Storm got four sacks from Hien Tran-Primeau, as well as interceptions from Jenn Elliott — on the very first play of the game — and Katrina Waldron.

Next Sunday, the Crew will play the Storm and the Law will face the Wild at 10 a.m. At 12:15 p.m., the Ravens will meet the Sirens.