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Washington Divas Defeat Pittsburgh Passion in Home Opener

John E. DeFreitas | 5/7/2009, 6:54 a.m.


Divas€ quarterback Allyson Hamlin connected with Nikki Williams and Donna Wilkinson on touchdown passes, and running backs Tiffany Mathews and La Shawn Foust each rushed for a touchdown as the Divas (3-0) kept their perfect record intact with a convincing victory against their arch rivals
in the IWFL. Pittsburgh (2-1) failed to score until fullback Laura Bracco plowed forward from four yards out with less than two minutes remaining in the contest.

€I€ve been coaching for 20 years and this is the best feeling that I€ve ever had,€ said Divas€ first-year coach Keith Howard. €I really challenged our captains and they responded. We€ve got a very balanced team. They wanted top stop our running game and Allyson made some good throws. We got the best quarterback in the league and we€ve got great receivers. Our starters wanted the shutout, but I wanted to make sure the reserves had the chance to play.€

The Divas next home game is Sat. May 23rd at 7p.m.

    Pittsburgh opened the game with a 12-play drive by fullback Lauren Bracco, but did not score on the drive. Photo by John E De Freitas

      Divas wide receiver Shara McNeil pulls in a pass with tight coverage from Passion defensive back Sherry Kring. Photo by John E De Freitas
      Divas€ quarterback Allyson Hamlin connected with Nikki Williams for the game€s first touchdown. Photo by John E De Freitas