Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Valkyries continue dominance with blowout

Saskatoon keeps Manitoba off scoreboard

By Sean Trembath, The StarPhoenix
The Saskatoon Valkyries looked like they were on a different level than their opponent Sunday, completely stifling the Manitoba Fearless in a 47-0 victory at Griffiths Stadium.
The win brings their Western Women's Canadian Football League record to 3-0 and their points for and against ratio for the season to 141-18.
The Valkyries offence played very well, but the defence completely dominated the visitors. At the end of the first half, Manitoba had yet to achieve a first down and had negative-12 yards net offence. They managed some yardage in the second half, but looked hopelessly overmatched throughout and were unable to find the scoreboard.
"I'm super happy with our defence today. I thought we weren't stressed a whole lot," said Jeff Yausie, head coach of the Valkyries. On top of the constant two-and-outs, they recovered a fumble and had two interceptions.
"When they've only got to drive 30 or 40 yards, it's a lot easier to score than when they have to drive 80 or 90," said Yausie.
Even though the result was never in doubt, Yausie saw his players face challenges on a play-to-play basis.
"They were very physical. We saw some super hard hits on our sideline, so that's the kind of thing they're dealing with and overcoming. That's one of the great things about football," he said.Read more...