web analytics

Renegades Advance to Semifinals with Resounding Victory over Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH, PA — June 30, 2018 — The Boston Renegades scored three unanswered touchdowns in the second quarter to prime a 63-26 victory over the Pittsburgh Passion. Boston advances to the Women’s Football Alliance (WFA) National Conference title game on July 14.

Boston Renegades wide receiver Emily Beinecke

Boston Renegades wide receiver Emily Beinecke #87 makes one of her 11 receptions against the Pittsburgh Passion on June 30, 2018. ©2018 Mitzi Velez Lorenzana

 

A grueling contest between the #2 and #3 ranked teams in the WFA was expected even if a heatwave hadn’t swept across region. Despite on-the-field temperatures that were close to 90 degrees at kickoff, both teams moved at a quick pace on offense in the first frame. Boston drew first blood when Chanté Bonds #21 took a screen pass from Allison Cahill #7 32 yards for a score. Angela Baker of the Passion responded with a touchdown reception of her own from five yards out. Boston’s Bonds would score once again on a screen pass, this time from 35 yards out.

Pittsburgh evened the score at 14 in the second quarter when Baker pulled down another touchdown pass from quarterback Lisa Horton. Renegades running back Angelica Pascual #1 then scored three unanswered touchdowns before halftime to break the game open for Boston. Aided by a domineering performance from Boston’s offensive line, Renegades rushers ripped big runs of 54 yards (Pascual) and 43 yards (Cahill) on two scoring drives. Allie Genereux #52 recovered a fumbled kickoff return to help set up Pascual’s third touchdown of the quarter. Pascual finished the game with 200 rushing yards and four touchdowns on 23 carries.

At halftime, Boston lead 35-14. They recovered a fumble on Pittsburgh’s first play from scrimmage to open the third quarter and never looked back. Pascual and rookie Sarah Tully #31 would score touchdowns before the Passion found the end zone again, a 6-yard reception by Rachel Wojdowski, who lead Pittsburgh receivers with 117 yards. Passion Quarterback Lisa Horton compiled 225 passing yards with four touchdowns and was also her team’s leading rusher with 21 yards.

Receivers Emily Beinecke #87 and Kathryn Tylander #15 would add two more scores in the final frame before Sharon Vasquez wrapped up Pittsburgh’s scoring for the night with 21-yard touchdown reception. Beinecke turned in a prolific performance of 132 receiving yards on 11 catches. Renegades quarterback Allison Cahill amassed 282 passing yards with five touchdowns.

The Renegades will next face the D.C. Divas in Landover, Md., on July 14 in the WFA National Conference Championship Game. The winner of that game will advance to the WFA National Championship, the crowning achievement of women’s tackle football.

Also read: Tribune-Review: Passion exit playoffs with 1st-round loss to Boston

Box Score

Joe P. DeMichela Stadium, Imperial, Pa. 1 2 3 4 F
Boston Renegades 14 21 14 14 63
Pittsburgh Passion 7 7 6 6 26

Scoring Log

Q1 – 04:35 BOS Chanté Bonds, 32-yard reTD from Allison Cahill (Brooke Goodman kick)
02:06 PIT Angela Baker, 5-yard reTD from Lisa Horton (Kirsten Green kick)
01:08 BOS Chanté Bonds, 35-yard reTD from Allison Cahill (Goodman #97 kick)

Q2 – 08:21 PIT Angela Baker, 20-yard reTD from Horton (Green kick)
06:56 BOS Angelica Pascual, 54-yard ruTD (Goodman kick)
03:34 BOS Angelica Pascual, 2-yard ruTD (Goodman kick)
01:07 BOS Angelica Pascual, 3-yard ruTD (Goodman kick)

Q3 – 09:22 BOS Sarah Tully, 8-yard reTD from Cahill (Goodman kick)
BOS Angelica Pascual, 41-yard ruTD (Goodman kick)
03:32 PIT Rachel Wojdowski, 6-yard reTD from Horton (2PT failed)

Q4 – 14:45 BOS Emily Beinecke, 33-yard reTD from Cahill (Goodman kick)
10:36 BOS Kathryn Tylander, 35-yard reTD from Cahill (Goodman kick)
09:18 PIT Sharon Vasquez, 21-yard reTD from Horton (2PT failed)

Game Notes

Game Day Captains: Erin Diette #30 and Deanna Walsh #53

Milestones:

  • Defensive Liner Danielle Harrison #92 made her first career fumble recovery.
  • Wide receiver Sarah Tully #31 scored her first career touchdown.
  • Running back Angelica Pascual #1 first career 200-yard game.
  • The 37-point margin of victory is the largest over the Passion by any Boston team. It is the second largest margin of victory over the Passion by any team; the Chicago Force holds the all-time record with a margin of 45 points (Quarterfinals at Chicago, 45-0, June 17, 2017).
  • 63 points ties the all-time record for most points scored against the Passion in a single game (Quarterfinals at Boston Militia, 63-28, June 22, 2013).

Previous game vs. opponent: 41-44 loss, 4/21/2018
Previous game at site: 41-44 loss, 4/21/2018 Renegades record vs. opponent: 4-1

Odds status (Massey) : underdog +5.5
Win probability (Massey) : 34%

Photos: Mitzi Velez Lorenzana, Ed Thompson

Highlights

 

Statistics

BOS PIT
Total Plays 91 64
Total Yards 554 238
Passing Yards 282 212
Rushing Yards 272 26
First Downs 24 14
3rd Downs 6-17 (35%) 6-13 (36%)
4th Downs 6-7 (86%) 0-5 (0%)
Turnovers 1 3
Penalties 8/46 7/89

PASSING
Allison Cahill #7 — 30/47, 282 yds, 5 TD. Rating 115.736

RUSHING
Angelica Pascual #1 – 23/200, long of 54, 4 TD
Allison Cahill #7 — 6/50, long of 43
Chanté Bonds #21 — 2/18, long of 13
Jessica Penta #85 — 3/4, long of 4

RECEIVING
Emily Beinecke #87 — 11/132, long of 33, TD
Chanté Bonds #21 — 5/76, long of 35, 2 TD
Sarah Tully #31 — 4/22, long of 9, TD
Angelica Pascual #1 — 4/19, long of 10
Kathryn Tylander #15 — 2/19, long of 12, TD
Lauren Yung #8 — 2/12, long of 11
Jessica Penta #85 — 1/2
Stephanie Pascual #3 — 1/0

DEFENSE
Carolyn DaCunha #2 — 3 Tk, PD
Stephanie Pascual #3 — 1 Tk, 1 Ast
Brooke Gause #6 — 1 Tk, 1 Ast, PD
Mocha Torres #13 — 1 Tk, 2 Ast
Marcia Beatty #14 — 1 Ast
Mia Brickhouse #18 — 1 Tk, 1 Ast, 3 PD
Chanté Bonds #21 — 2 Ast
Erin Diette #30 — 1 Tk, 1 Sck, 1 TFL
Charlene Casey #36 — 2 Ast
Sami Bloom #44 — 1 Tk, 2 Ast, PD
Vicky Eddy #45 — 2 Tk, TFL, 2 PD
Erica Adams #47 — 3 Ast
Allie Genereux #52 — 6 Tk, 4 Ast, Sck, 3 TFL, FUM
Deanna Walsh #53 — 1 Tk
Koreen Shoham #55 — 1 Ast
Shana Segers #64 — 3 Ast
Danielle Fournier #70 — 1 Tk, 1 Ast
Lakia Carter #71 — 1 Ast
Laura Pula #72 — 1 Tk
Jessica Penta #85 — 1 Tk, 1 Ast, FUM
Danielle Harrison #92, 1 Ast, FUM
Brooke Goodman #97 — 3 Ast

SPECIAL TEAMS
Extra Points: Brooke Goodman #97 9/9

,