The Sirens’ first win of the 2015 Cowichan Women’s Football League season put the Crew behind the eight ball as the final standings started to fall into place on the last full weekend of play.
The Crew defeated the Wild 51-6 last Friday evening, but fell to the Sirens 24-18 on Sunday, giving the Crew a 9-3 record on the season, while the Ravens were 9-2, needing a win over the Sirens on Wednesday evening to clinch the league title.
Deanne Mearns led the Sirens to victory with two touchdowns, while Christine Cronin-Switzer also scored. Shelley McKay and Sabrina Desrochers had sacks, and Jessica Kato-Koch and Carmen Zimmer had interceptions. The Crew replied with a pair of touchdowns from Jessica Lines-Wikkerink and one from Nicole Pugh, while Lenneke Vinoly had a pair of sacks.
In their win on Friday, the Crew got three touchdowns from Kerynne Bain and one each from Lines-Wikkerink, Pugh, Alita Mattin and Willy Toews. Sullivan, Lines-Wikkerink and Mattin also had converts, while Bain and Pugh also had two interceptions and Lines-Wikkerink had one. Dieneke Pedersen had the Wild’s lone touchdown, while Teresa Melchior had three sacks and Ginette Bilina had a pick.
Friday’s other game had the Blue Steel Brew get by the Law 32-24. Kara Olson and Jessica Knowles each scored twice for BSB and Michaela Peet had one touchdown, while Sam Miiller and Elijah Espeseth added converts. The Law got two touchdowns and a pick from Leanne Closson and one major each from Rachel Hastings and Jaimie Olson.
On Sunday morning, the Wild got in the way of the Ravens’ title hopes with an 18-14 win. Kyrsten Miller scored her first CWFL touchdown for the Wild, while Rhiannon Kemmler had two. Pedersen had a pair of interceptions and Kemmler added one, while Melchior had one sack. The Ravens got touchdowns from Jamie Russell and Veronica Smith, converts from Emily Salmon and Morgan Rogers, and three sacks from Lauren James.
Also on Sunday morning, BSB downed the Storm 32-6. Knowles and Mila Main each scored twice and Monni Savory had one touchdown, and Main and Paula Phillips had interceptions. Carly Boyd scored the lone touchdown for the Storm, Rachel Pugh had two sacks, and Boyd and Jen Elliott had interceptions.