Law, Ravens, Crew open CWFL season with wins

The Law, the Ravens and the Crew got off to the starts they wanted as the Cowichan Women’s Football League opened.

The Law, the Ravens and the Crew got off to the starts they wanted as the 33rd season of the Cowichan Women’s Football League opened at McAdam Park last Sunday.

The Law kicked things off with a 25-6 win over the Wild. The score was tied at halftime, but the Law managed to pull away from their opponents down the stretch.

Kim Scafe scored two touchdowns for the Law, while Leanne Closson and quarterback Jaimie Olson had one each. Keri McKelvie had the lone major for the Wild, while Sue Glenn recorded an interception and Teresa Melchior had a sack.

Five different players had touchdowns for the Ravens, and all three rookies got in on the scoring in a 51-0 rout of the Sirens.

Chelsea Strandlund scored three times, Dana Thorne had two touchdowns, and Lauren James, Autumn Cooper and Becki Paterson had one each. Strandlund also had two converts, while James and Emily Salmon had one apiece. James also contributed on defence with two sacks, and Morgan Rogers added an interception.

The Ravens led 26-0 at halftime, and things didn’t get any easier after that for the Sirens, who had to play most of the second half shorthanded.

In the afternoon game, the Crew overcame a first-half deficit to beat the Storm 25-14.

The Storm led 14-12 at the midway point thanks to touchdowns from Caitlin Evans and rookie Tien Guyen and converts by Jen Elliot and Rachel Paddle, but that was all the offence the Storm would get on the day. After getting first-half touchdowns from Janelle Mould and Marilou Sullivan, the Crew surged ahead in the second half with a pick-six from Mould and another major from Jess Lines-Wikkerink, as well as a convert by Roz Campbell.