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Crew cuts it quite close

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Crew's Marilou Sullivan is always quick to the outside.
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The Crew edged Blue Steel 27-20 in easily the most intense game of the week Sunday in the Cowichan Women’s Football League.

Blue Steel made it a contest with a comeback of sorts in the second half.

“We were very happy with the way we played, especially after being down 20-6 at the half,’’ noted Blue Steel’s Mila Main, who formed a double threat on offense and defence with sister Heidi Padjen.

Padjen scored a touchdown, with two interceptions and a sack on defence. Main had two TDs and an interception while Roby Clement contributed to the scoring with a two-point convert and Kirbee Crisp added to the defensive effort with a sack.

Marilou Sullivan was her usual unstoppable self for the Crew with three TDs, one on an interception that went 60 yards.

Jessica Lines-Wikkerink scored the other TD and added a one-point convert. Morgan Kinahan and Alita Mattin also made converts.

One of two interceptions by Mattin came in the end zone while Janelle Mould and Nicole Pugh also had interceptions. Darcie Zibin recorded a sack.

In Sunday’s other games at McAdam Park, Moo’s Law blanked the Storm 28-0 and Roofco Sirens beat the Wild 19-7.

Kim Scafe (2), Leanne Closson and Crystal Gotto scored Law TDs. Closson and Scafe also had converts along with a two-pointer from Toni Williams.

Nicki Flynn got into the act with an interception.

The highlight for the Storm was a sack by Elia Zanon.

The Storm continues to improve with each game. Quarterback Rachel Paddle picked her key receivers and members of the rookie-laden defence were in on every play.

Deanne Mearns ran wild over the Wild with three TDs and added two interceptions on defence. Carmen Brown completed the scoring with a convert.

Shelly McKay’s two interceptions and one from Jessica Kato-Koch sparked the defence.

Two games were also played last Friday night. The Ravens soared past the Wild 46-6 and the Crew snuffed out the Storm 38-2.

Ravens’ quarterback Rikki Wylie had another field day with three TDs, including one on a 60-yard interception return, plus a convert.

Nikita Kitigawa, Sarah Russ, Barb Smith and Jenna Carver each had a TD. Russ turned a six-yard interception into her TD and added a convert while Kitigawa and Carver chipped in with converts.

Rookie Carver made her presence felt with four interceptions. Lauren James managed two quarterback sacks.

Sullivan’s three TDs led the Crew’s attack. Single TDs were posted by Darbi Aitchison, Kinahan and Pugh.

Further scoring came from a pair of converts by Lines-Wikkerink. Kinahan and Willy Toews snagged interceptions and Aitchison did her defensive duty with two sacks.

The Storm received inspired efforts from Katrina Waldron and Miranda Mann, two long-time field hockey players. Waldron’s two quarterback sacks included one that went for the team’s only points on a safety while Mann recorded an interception.

The Storm had just enough players and simply couldn’t contain the speedy Sullivan.

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