Week three of the Dart Women’s League, organized by the Grand Cayman Flag Football Association, saw many rookie players make big plays.
In the first game of the morning, the top seeded Domino’s Pizza Wolverines took on second seed Hammerheads Lady Sharks in what proved to be a tough defensive battle. The game started out slow, running scoreless well into the second half, with each team barely moving 20 yards in either direction. It took a great catch by the Wolverines’ Benecia Thompson and one mistake by the Hammerheads for Domino’s Pizza to stay unbeaten with a 6-0 win.
On offense, the Lady Sharks were simply not connecting. Quarterbacks Bobeth O’Garro and Ellen Downey took turns with O’Garro throwing eight for seventeen with two interceptions while Downey completed three of her four pass attempts.
Rookie Serena Yates saw the most action on offense with four receptions, followed by Scimone Campbell and Lilia Conolly with two receptions each. On defence, the Lady Sharks’ rushing duo of Kathy Miller and Serena Yates kept pressure on opposing quarterback Antoinette Lewis all game. The steady blitz resulted in six sacks, four by Yates and two by Miller. For the Wolverines, quarterback Antoinette Lewis completed twelve of her nineteen pass attempts, with one interception. She spread the ball well, linking up with Alexandra Terry five times and Christsania McLean and Jahzenia Thomas three times each.
Christsania McLean also played a key role in the Wolverines’ defence with five tackles. She was well assisted by team-mates Shinette Rhoden, with two tackles and an interception, Alexandria Saintvil, with four tackles and Saneata Smith with two tackles.
In game two, the Lone Star Jager Monsters celebrated their first win against Pythons with a final score of 6-0.
Monsters head coach Darrel Porter made a big change on offence, returning hurler Michelle McTaggart to a receiver position, placing Christina Hefner as quarterback and shifting Christine Bisnauth from running back to wide-receiver.
The changes worked out as Hefner completed nine out of eighteen pass attempts, throwing one ball for an interception. McTaggart had six receptions, one was on a reverse by Erica Bosch-Bone for the decisive touchdown.
It was definitely a team effort on defence for Monsters. Bisnauth had four tackles, followed by Christina Ravdas, Marline Williams, Melanie Lewis and Bosch-Bone with two tackles each (Bosch-Bone also had two interceptions).
For the Pythons quarterback Tamika Byrd connected on seven out of eighteen passes and tossing two interceptions. Rookie Jessica Maxwell had four receptions, followed by Carrie Barnett with two.
On defence Cynthia Powell saw lots of action with four tackles, followed by Barnett with three and Karina Chiari with two. Rusher Sheyla Torres, who was instrumental last week for the Pythons’ defence, came through with a sack on the Monsters’ quarterback. Utilizing her height, Jessica Ebanks came away with the only interception for the Pythons.
This Saturday’s game action sees the Androgroup Killa-Panthers against the Lone Star Jager Monsters in the first match, with the Hammerheads Lady Sharks battling the Pythons afterwards. The undefeated Wolverines have a bye this Saturday. Games begin at 10am at the Camana Bay Field, with snacks and refreshments available for purchase.