Monday, 18 June 2012

Valkyries in the Regina Leader Post

Riot preparing for playoffs


History will have to wait.
The Regina Riot has more pressing issues this week.
After dropping a 35-16 decision to the visiting Saskatoon Valkyries on Sunday afternoon, the Riot quickly shifted focus to this weekend's Western Women's Canadian Football League semifinal tilt against the Winnipeg Nomads Wolfpack.
That playoff game is slated for Sunday, 11 a.m., at Mosaic Stadium.
The Riot (2-2) was hoping to make history on Sunday and hand the defending league-champion Valkyries (4-0) their first loss in franchise history.
But Saskatoon overpowered Regina in the first half and assumed a 28-3 lead going into halftime.
"We were in a dark place in the first half," said Riot head coach Jon Baxter. "Things were happening that we couldn't control and we didn't clean the slate.
"We lost focus, lost intensity and we became pylons. For much of the first half, there were a bunch of pylons standing out there."
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