Monday, 25 June 2012

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Valkyries 56, Fearless 0
The Saskatoon Valkyries rode their two Julies to a huge early lead that never got any smaller as they defeated the visiting Manitoba Fearless 56-0 at Griffiths Stadium Sunday in their first playoff game of the 2012 season.
Running back Julie David and receiver Julie Paetsch combined for six of the Valkyries eight touchdowns, with David having an additional 78-yarder called back due to a penalty.
With the win, the Valkyries extend their franchise winning streak to 11, and have still never lost since joining the Western Women's Canadian Football League last year.
The game could not have started any better for the home team, which scored touchdowns of more than 50 yards on each of their first three offensive plays from scrimmage.
It started with David taking a hand-off from quarterback Candice Bloomquist and running 59 yards up the left side of the field to open the scoring. David had a huge day, with four touchdowns and 238 yards on only five carries. While she broke a number of tackles, her big gains were set up by great blocking from the offensive line.
"For me, it's just about finding those big holes the girls are making for me and they're doing a great job of it," David said.Read more...