The first proper Friday night game of the 2017 Cowichan Women’s Football League season went right down to the wire last week.
The Law and Wild were locked in a defensive engagement throughout the evening until the last play of the game, when quarterback Deanne Garside kicked for a single point, giving the Law a 1-0 win. Shelley Hodgins kept the Wild at bay with four interceptions on the night. The Wild got three interceptions from Sue Glenn and one each from Keri McKelvie and Val Chambers, while Dieneke Pedersen had a sack.
The Wild managed to pick up their first win of the season on Sunday as they beat the Winter Trucking Storm 20-13. Carmen Zimmer, Piper Doerksen and Keri McKelvie all scored touchdowns for the Wild, with Zimmer and Doerksen adding converts. Glenn had another interception on defence, and Rebecca Oliver had a sack.
The Storm’s Kristen Labao scored the first touchdown of the game and added the extra point, and Caitlin Evans also had a major. Evans and Julie Martin both had interceptions, and Rachel Pugh added a sack.
Also on Sunday, Nicole Pugh scored touchdowns in the second, third and fourth quarters as the Crew romped to a 25-6 win over the Law. Jess Lines scored in the first quarter, then converted Pugh’s second-quarter TD. Kat Owens recorded an interception.
The Law replied with a touchdown from Wendy Charles, while Jodi Buttle had a sack.
The other Sunday game saw the Blue Steel Brew beat the Ravens 45-6 as Jessica May ran for three touchdowns and a three-point convert. Heidi Haslam had two touchdowns and two interceptions, and Monni Savory and Michelle Nederlof added one touchdown apiece. Defensively, Kara Espeseth had two picks and Sam Miiller had one, and Kirbee Crisp had a sack.
The Ravens were missing some key players, and got their lone touchdown on a 50-yard run by Jamie Russell. Becki Paterson added a sack.