Storm collect first win of 2015 in Cowichan women’s flag football

Outstanding play both on offence and defence earned the Storm their first win of the 2015 season in the Cowichan Women’s Football League as they got past the Snap Fitness Sirens 7-0 last Friday evening.

Elia Zanon scored the Storm’s lone touchdown, and Caitlin Evans punted the ball through the end zone late in the fourth quarter for a single point. On defence, reliable rusher Rachel Pugh had three sacks, Shylayne Davidson had a tipped ball and two interceptions, running one back 60 yards. Carly Boyd also had two interceptions, and Katrina Waldron added one.

The Sirens got picks from Sara Day, Christine Cronin-Switzer and Carmen Zimmer.

Also Friday night, the Ravens slipped past Moo’s Law 19-18.

Dana Thorne, Jamie Russell and Rikki Wylie scored touchdowns for the Ravens, while Veronica Smith had a convert and an interception, and Lauren James chipped in with three sacks.

Jaimie Olson scored twice for the Law and Leanne Closson added one. Closson and Tanya Green had interceptions, and Rachel Hastings contributed four sacks.

The Ravens doubled their offensive output two days later when they downed the Storm 38-6. Thorne and Russell each had two touchdowns and James and Morgan Rogers added one apiece. James also had a pair of sacks, Russell had two picks and a convert, Nikita Kitagawa one pick and a convert, and Kim Garside had several blocked passes.

Evans scored the only touchdown for the Storm, Zanon had an interception, and Rachel Pugh finished with one sack and several other flags.

In the other Sunday morning game, the Crew flattened the Blue Steel Brew 18-1 in a game that was closer than the score would suggest. Nicole Pugh scored twice for the Crew, and Kerynne Bain added one touchdown. Bain and Alita Mattin had two interceptions and Janelle Mould had one.

For the Blue Steel, Jessica Knowles had to fill in at quarterback for the first time this season, but her team was unable to score despite several goal-line opportunities. Their lone point came on a technical error by the Crew. On defence, rusher Kirbee Crisp had five sacks, and Knowles had an interception.

On Sunday afternoon, the Law were back in action, defeating the Wild 33-25. Olson and Rachel Hastings each scored two touchdowns, with Brittany Hearsey adding one. Closson, Hastings and Kim Scafe had converts, and Olson had a pick. Rhiannon Kemmler had three touchdowns for the Wild, Keri McKelvie had one, and Jeannie Gaudreau had an interception.

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