Crew, Ravens headed for Saturday’s CWFL final in Duncan

Over the course of one actionpacked week, the Cowichan Women’s Football League wrapped up the regular season and got through two rounds of playoffs, setting up this Saturday’s final between the Crew and the Ravens.

As league play came to an end, the Blue Steel Brew beat the Law 33-7 on June 4, and on June 6, the Crew beat the Ravens 46-8 and the Wild calmed the Storm 32-6.

Crew rookie Nicole Pugh accounted for five touchdowns, a convert, a blocked punt and three sacks. Darbi Aitchison had a pick six touchdown and another interception, Alita Mattin had a touchdown and one pick, Morgan Kinahan had two converts, Marilou Sullivan had one convert, and Janelle Mould had one interception.

In their loss to the Wild, the Storm got a touchdown and an interception from Katrina Waldron, three sacks from Rachel Pugh, and an interception from Rachel Paddle.

The quarterfinals got under way last Sunday with the Ravens beating the Storm 44-6, the Sirens topping the Wild 34-6, and the Law edging the Blue Steel 20-19.

Rikki Wylie had a five-touchdown outing for the Ravens, and added an interception, while Nikita Kitagawa had one major, two picks and a convert. Dana Thorne had two interceptions, Lauren James had one sack, and Morgan Rogers had a convert.

The Storm replied with a touchdown by Waldron, and also got a sack by Carly Boyd, an interception by Joanne Angus, and a blocked pass by Elia Zanon.

Shelly McKay and Christine Switzer each had two touchdowns and a convert as the Sirens beat the Wild. Tara McCaffrey also scored, while Sabby DesRochers and Tara Brooks had converts and Carmen Brown had an interception.

In Wednesday’s semifinals, the Crew beat the Law 30-7 and the Ravens beat the Sirens 34-13.

Sullivan had three touchdowns for the Crew, while Aitchison and Mattin also had touchdowns, and Mould had two interceptions.

The Ravens got two touchdowns, a convert and three sacks from James, and two more touchdowns and a pick from Wylie. Kitagawa had a touchdown and a convert, Sarah Russ had two converts, and Jenna Carver added an interception. Responding for the Sirens was Deanne Mearns with two touchdowns, while Brown had a convert, and DesRochers added a sack.

The final will go this Saturday at 11 a.m. at McAdam Park.