Some late-game heroics gave the Ravens a 19-13 win over the Blue Steel Brew in the Cowichan Women’s Football League last Sunday.
With her team trailing 13-12 in the fourth quarter, Ravens quarterback Rikki Wylie got the ball to Barbara Smith, who ran 60 yards to within 15 of the end zone. Two plays later, Wylie pitched the ball to birthday girl Dana Thorne, who dove to make the game-winning catch, then caught the convert pass for good measure.
Wylie appeared to add another touchdown after a late-game interception, but had it called back because teammate Lauren James had sacked the BSB quarterback – one of her four sacks on the day – before the play even started. James and Smith also scored touchdowns for the Ravens, and Thorne added an interception.
The Blue Steel got touchdowns from Jess Knowles and Roby Clement. Knowles and Heidi Padjen also registered one sack each, while Kirbee Crisp had three as part of a strong rushing game.
The Crew continued to play without quarterback Jackie Harrison, who is sidelined with a knee injury, but Jennie Hittinger and Alita Mattin did a fine job of splitting the duties in a 56-0 win over the Law. Kerynne Bain had three touchdowns and an interception in her CWFL debut, Marilou Sullivan had two touchdowns, two interceptions and a convert, Nicole Pugh and Jessica Wikkerink had one touchdown apiece, Janelle Mould grabbed an interception that she ran back 20 yards for a touchdown, Willy Toews recorded a touchdown, an interception and a convert, and Darcie Zibin collected three sacks.
The Sirens got two touchdowns each from Jessica Kato-Koch and Shelly McKay, and one from Carmen Brown, who ran in one of her two interceptions in a 24-6 win over the Storm. Tara McCaffery also had an interception, and Sabrina DesRochers had two sacks.
The Storm’s lone touchdown came from Miranda Mann. The team also got sacks from Katrina Waldron and Anna Szurowski in their first CWFL games, and an interception from Joanne Angus.