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Divas Destroy Firebirds

John E De Freitas. | 6/18/2009, 9:02 a.m.


Defensive back Vickie Lucas picked off a pass on the next drive which gave the Divas offense a chance for their longest scoring drive of the night of just four plays. Wide receiver Nikki Williams second catch of the drive ended with a 6-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Allyson Hamlin to make it 13-0.

The Divas scored on their first three offensive possessions. Running back Okiima Pickett scored on a three yard run to make it 20-0. Defensive back Vickie Lucas turned the next Firebirds punt in to a 57-yard touchdown return and the Divas lead 26-0. DB Alison Fischer took the snap and in for the two-point conversion and the Divas lead 28-0 at the end of the first quarter. By the end of the first half, the Divas were up 49-0.

Divas running back Tiffany Matthews took the first handoff and then spun out of multiple tackles on her 50-yard touchdown to make it 56-0 to start the second half, and running back Okiima Pickett picked up her third rushing touchdown on the next possession with a 20-yard run and the Divas lead 63-0. The Divas secured their sixth division title in seven years.

€I want to thank our owner and coaching staff and give the credit to the players,€ said Head Coach Keith Howard. The Divas will host the Pittsburgh Passion in a first round playoff game on Sat., June 27 with a 7 p.m. kickoff.
          D.C. Divas defensive back Kathryn Hemlock (left) gets free from Philadelphia Firebirds running back Daisy Marrero then runs for a touchdown. Photo by John E De Freitas - WI Sports Photo Editor
          D.C. Divas defensive back Vickie Lucas (right) gets free and goes for a touchdown in the first quarter. Photo by John E De Freitas - WI Sports Photo Editor
          D.C. Divas wide receiver Nikki Williams (right) collects a long pass and runs for a touchdown. Photo by John E De Freitas - WI Sports Photo Editor
          D.C. Divas wide receiver Lois McNeil (left) pulls in a pass ahead of Philadelphia Firebirds defensive back Joy Naifeh to help set up the first touchdown of the game. Photo by John E De Freitas - WI Sports Photo Editor