Split for Cowichan Women’s Football Blue Steel

The Blue Steel Brew were able to quell the Storm last Friday, but couldn’t stop the Ravens from soaring on Sunday as they took the field for a pair of Cowichan Women’s Football League games.

The Blue Steel beat the Storm 33-7 on Friday, then lost 25-12 to the Ravens two days later.

Heidi Haslam and Jess Knowles each scored two touchdowns in the Friday evening victory, while Michelle Nederlof had one. Mila Main contributed two converts and an interception, Michaela Peet had a convert, and Kirbee Crisp finished with two sacks.

The Storm outscored the Blue Steel in the second half of the game, getting a touchdown and convert from Caitlin Evans, while Rachel Pugh had a sack and Rachel Paddle added an interception.

On Saturday, rookies Peet and Monni Savory each recorded a touchdown, Savory’s coming after she picked off a Ravens pass. Crisp again had two sacks.

The victorious Ravens got two touchdowns, a convert and an interception from Rikki Wylie, single majors from Jenna Carver and Dana Thorne, two picks from Morgan Rogers and one from Emily Salmon.

Meanwhile on Saturday morning, Leanne Closson was putting on a clinic as the Law beat the Wild 33-6. Closson scored four touchdowns and added two converts in an offensive outing for the ages. Rachel Hastings scored once and added an interception, Jackie Poznecov had a convert, and Kim Scafe registered a pick. The Wild got their lone touchdown from Rhiannon Kemmler, while Ginger Bilina and Dieneke Pederson had interceptions.

On Sunday afternoon, the Crew downed the Sirens 39-7. The Crew’s Marilou Sullivan rivaled Closson’s performance for the Law, scoring three touchdowns, including one on a kickoff return that saw the ball go from Lenneke Vinoly to Jess Lines-Wikkerink to Jess Redlick and finally to Sullivan and over the line. Sullivan also contributed an interception.

Lines-Wikkerink had two interceptions, including one that she ran back for a touchdown, and added a pair of converts. Nicole Pugh had a touchdown, a convert and an interception, Kerynne Bain had a touchdown and an interception, and Vinoly added a sack.

The Sirens got their lone touchdown from Carmen Brown, a convert from Hailea Hatcher and an interception from Shelly McKay.