Sharks stalk Walkers for title

Walkers Wonders and Hammerheads Lady Sharks will meet in the championship game of the Cayman Islands Flag Football Association women’s division tomorrow.

Game time is three’o’clock tomorrow at the Ed Bush Field in West Bay. All matches this season have been sponsored by Zulu’s Red Bull.

Walkers were the first to advance by virtue of their 12-8 win over Ace Paints and Décor. Walkers made the most of their chances and were led by Jordana Clarke who was 7 of 10 passing with two touchdown passes.

Krishan Welcome and Isatou Sey each had a touchdown catch. Welcome also had a sack for her defense. Ace really never challenged the Wonders and did not seem to be mentally ready when the whistle started the game.

Their pass routes were not crisp and they seemed to lack the jump they had in the previous week’s victory.

Lisa Malice was only 4 of 20 passing with a lone touchdown pass to Christina Smith late in the game the only threat they could muster. Ace Paints and Décor had a great year but it will be tough waiting until next year after a tough loss.

In the second semi-final Hammerheads Lady Sharks survived 21-14. Hong Nguyen scored on a 48 yard run late in the game and the Hammerhead defense survived a late Zulu’s drive to secure their spot in the final. Hammerheads were led by Bobeth O’Garro who was Miss Everything again completing 4 of 5 passes with a touchdown pass, rushing for a score as well as contributing four tackles for the defense.

Kathy Miller caught O’Garro’s touchdown toss for the other Hammerheads score. Nguyen also had two sacks to help out the defense. For Zulu’s it was a frustrating afternoon as they saw their late lead evaporate and then they were victims of a couple of questionable no calls on their last drive.

There seemed to be contact on a couple of late passes but no calls were made by the officiating crew and Hammerheads hung on for the win.

Ali Amos led the way for Zulu’s going 16 of 26 passing with two touchdown tosses one each to Christina Bisnauth and Kate Marshall. Tight end Michelle McTaggart had six receptions on the day several key in keeping Zulu’s drives alive.

Dionne Whittaker had a strong two way game for Zulu’s who will have to wait until next year to avenge this tough defeat.

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