First-year women’s team shows flair for football
BY TAYLOR LAMBERT, THE STARPHOENIX MAY 30, 2011
The score was lopsided and there was a clear winner, but Sunday’s matchup between the Saskatoon Valkyries and the Regina Riot was a win for women’s sports in the city.
The Valkyries beat up on their provincial rivals for the second straight weekend, winning 42-2 in their first home game of their inaugural season in the Western Women’s Canadian Football League.
Following last week’s 56-6 blowout in Regina, the teams cheered each other in their post-game huddles and shook hands on the field at Griffiths Stadium. Then the hometown gals walked back to the sideline and raised their helmets to the crowd of about 120, which cheered them loudly.
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