Halfway through the Grand Cayman Flag Football Association Dart Women’s League, close-scoring games are proving that each team is becoming increasingly competitive.
Last Saturday’s games saw the undefeated Domino’s Pizza Wolverines narrowly beat the Androgroup Killa-Panthers 13-6 while there was a draw for the first time this year as the Lone-Star Jager Monsters and Hammerheads Lady Sharks knotted at 12-12.
In the game against the Wolverines, the Killa-Panthers’ Christina Pineda and Lisa Malice exchanged quarterback duties. Pineda completed eight out of fifteen attempts, with two interceptions thrown. Malice was on target with six out of eight passes completed.
Leading the Killa-Panthers’ offence was Heather Roffey with six receptions, followed by Caron Murphy with three. Janique Samson had most of the action on defence with a season high five tackles and an interception. Becky Coe, Gillian Roffey and Phillipa Knights each had two tackles and Natalee Dyke added two sacks.
For the Wolverines, quarterback Antoinette Lewis was not her usual self, completing only twelve of twenty passes, including one for a touchdown. Dionne Whittaker stepped in with one out of five passes completed, making an important touchdown throw. Alexandra Terry also completed one of three attempts in the quarterback position.
Leading the offence for the first time this season was Jahzenia Thomas with five receptions. Terry had a quiet game with three receptions. Benecia Thompson and Saneata Smith each received touchdown passes and Christsania McLean brought in the extra point.
On defence Alexandria Saintvil led the Wolverines with four tackles and one interception. Smith chipped three tackles, Shinette Rhoden had an interception, Agueda Broderick had two sacks and Thomas notched three sacks.
Interceptions and fumbles defined the second game between the Lone-Star Jager Monsters and the Hammerheads Lady Sharks.
Missing their starting quarterback, Christina Hefner, the Monsters opted for rookie player Erica Bosch-Bone to fill in as quarterback. Bosch-Bone completed ten out of eighteen passes, with five interceptions thrown. Michelle McTaggart, who started off the season as the team’s quarterback before moving to receiver, helped out Bosch-Bone with four completed passes and an interception thrown.
Both quarterbacks spread the ball around, with Kristin Kipp, Melanie Lewis and Michelle McTaggart each receiving three passes. Renee Thompson had a touchdown catch and Bosch-Bone produced a TD run.
The Monsters stayed in the game with their defence. Thompson had six tackles and four interceptions, Christine Bisnauth, Monique Roberts and Christina Ravdas each had three tackles and Roberts also came up with an interception.
Hammherheads meanwhile were hurt by five interceptions between quarterbacks Bobeth O’Garro and Ellen Downey.
Serena Yates received six balls, followed by Lilia Connolly with four. Dionne Anglin and Kathy Miller each had two receptions, with Anglin getting a touchdown.
On defence Connolly led the way with three tackles and two interceptions. O’Garro, Miller and Keisha Anglin each came up with an interception. Katherine Maw, Maggie Ebanks and Miller also had two tackles each.
In overtime the Sharks would miss out on victory on a failed long pass from O’Garro to Anglin.
This coming Saturday, 20 August at the Camana Bay Field sees the Lone-Star Jager Monsters versus the Domino’s Pizza Wolverines at 10am, followed by the Androgroup Killa-Panthers against the Pythons.