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Renegades dismantle D.C. 66-20 in conference championship

June 29, 2019

REVERE – For the second time in as many games, the Boston Renegades soundly defeated their archrivals the D.C. Divas. Quarterback Allison Cahill #7 tossed seven touchdown passes — three in the first quarter alone — to lead Boston to victory. The Renegades advance to the Women’s Football Alliance Division I National Championship on July 13.

Boston Renegades defensive end Danielle Fournier #70 sacks D.C. Divas quarterback Amanda Congialdi. ©2019 Mitzi Vélez Lorenzana

Boston Renegades defensive end Danielle Fournier #70 sacks D.C. Divas quarterback Amanda Congialdi. ©2019 Mitzi Vélez Lorenzana

 

Wide receiver Emily Beinecke #87 made an impressive return to the field after being sidelined several weeks due to injury. She lead all Boston receivers with seven receptions and seventy-nine yards with three touchdowns. Receiver Stephanie Pascual #3 pulled down two touchdowns on three receptions. Cahill connected with nine different receivers throughout the game. Her seven touchdown passes ties team and personal records for touchdown passes in a game set earlier this season against the New York Wolves.

With Angelica Pascual #1 unable to play after injuries she sustained in the previous game, running back Ruth Matta #22 received her heaviest workload of the season so far, carrying the ball 19 times. She finished with 174 yards and two touchdowns.

Divas quarterback Amanda Congialdi passed for 280 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. She completed 18 of 38 attempts. She also carried D.C.’s only rushing touchdown. With primary passing target Kentrina Wilson unable to play, wide receiver Kasee Hilliard stepped up for the Divas with 6 receptions for 169 yards and two touchdowns, including an 81-yard scoring play. D.C. running back D’Ajah Scott contributed six catches out of the backfield for 61 yards, while Shaquanda Gainey and Lexie Floor chipped in with three receptions each.

Renegades defenders had a night to remember, collecting six sacks, seven tackles for loss, eight passes defended, two interceptions, a fumble, and a safety. They held D.C. to only 32 rushing yards and did not allow the Divas to convert a single third down the entire game (0-8).

Defensive end Donny Fournier #70 led the charge with 6 combined tackles and three sacks. Defensive back Tee Creech #5 continued her stellar play with 8 combined tackles which included a safety. Briannah Gallo #24 and Vanessa Goh #26 each plucked interceptions and rookie standout Andrea Fullmore #14 recovered a fumble forced by Sami Bloom #44.

Boston’s special teams play remained strong with Sarah Tully #11 kicking a field goal and converting 7 of 8 extra points. Vanessa Goh #26 kicked two touchbacks and amassed nearly 500 kickoff yards, constantly giving D.C. long starting field position.

Saturday’s 66-20 result was the largest margin of defeat ever suffered by the Divas against any team in its history. The previous mark was set in D.C.’s very first game on April 28, 2001 when the Philadelphia Liberty Belles posted a 40-0 shutout against the Divas.

Box Score

Harry Della Russo Stadium, Revere, Mass. 1 2 3 4 F
Boston Renegades 26 7 21 12 66
D.C. Divas 6 0 8 6 20

Scoring Log

Q1 BOS Kathryn Tylander, 7 yard reTD from Allison Cahill (Sarah Tully kick failed)
  BOS Stephanie Pascual, 10-yard reTD from A. Cahill (S. Tully kick)
  BOS Ruth Matta, 12-yard ruTD (2-point PAT failed)
DC 1-yard ruTD (kick failed)
  BOS Emily Beinecke, 14-yard reTD from A. Cahill (S. Tully kick)
Q2 BOS R. Matta, 1-yard ruTD (S. Tully kick)
Q3 BOS E. Benecke, 9-yard reTD from A. Cahill (S. Tully kick)
  BOS Stephanie Pascual, 16-yard reTD from A. Cahill (S. Tully kick)
  DC 8-yard reTD from A. Congialdi (2-point PAT good)
  BOS E. Benecke, 7-yard reTD from A. Cahill (S. Tully kick)
Q4 BOS Shantia Creech, safety
  BOS S. Tully, 23-yard reTD from A. Cahill (S. Tully kick)
  DC 66-yard reTD from A. Congialdi (2-point PAT failed)
  BOS S. Tully, 29-yard FG

Game Notes

Game Day Captains: Briannah Gallo #24 and Kathryn Tylander #15
Milestones:

  • Largest margin of victory by any opponent over the D.C. Divas (46 points, 66-20), breaking the previous mark set on 4/28/2001 by the Philadelphia Liberty Belles (40 points, 40-0)

Previous game vs. opponent: Boston Renegades 62, D.C. Divas 32, 6/15/2019
Renegades record vs. opponent: 8-6
Previous game at site: Boston Renegades 62, D.C. Divas 32, 6/15/2019

Odds status (Massey) : Favorite (-5.5)
Win probability (Massey) : 63%

Photos: Mitzi Velez Lorenzana

Statistics

Boston D.C.
Total Plays 64 69
Total Yards 452 312
Passing Yards 239 280
Rushing Yards 213 32
First Downs 25 17
3rd Downs 4-7 (57%) 0-8 (0%)
4th Downs 0-0 (0%) 3-6 (50%)
Turnovers 1 3
Penalties 7/78 7/70

PASSING
Allison Cahill #7 — 23/32, 239 yds, 7 TD, 1 INT. Rating 119.66

RUSHING
Ruth Matta #22 — 19/174, long of 31, 2 TD
Alison Gauvin #31 — 7/39, long of 14

RECEIVING
Emily Beinecke #87 — 7/79, long of 20, 3 TD
Alison Gauvin #31 — 2/41, long of 25
Stephanie Pascual #1 — 3/33, long of 16, 2 TD
JJ Seiles #81 — 2/27, long of 22
Sarah Tully #11 — 2/23, long of 23, TD
Kathryn Tylander #15 — 2/13, long of 7, TD
Satoria Bell #4 — 2/13, long of 7
Lauren Yung #8 — 2/13, long of 7
Ruth Matta #22 — 1/-1

DEFENSE
Danielle Fournier #70 — 5 Tk, 1 Ast, 3 Sck, 1 PD, 3 TFL
Tee Creech #5 — 4 Tk, 4 Ast, 1 TFL, 1 PD, 1 SFTY
Andrea Fullmore #14 — 4 Tk, 2 Ast, 1 FUM
Emma Finestone #20 — 2 Tk, 1 Ast, 1 PD
Briannah Gallo #24 — 2 Tk, 1 Ast, 2 PD, 1 INT
Sami Bloom #44 — 2 Tk, 1 Ast, 1 PD, 1 FF
Allie Genereux #52 — 1 Tk, 6 Ast, 1 PD, 1 Sck, 1 TFL
Kristen Sarson #67 — 1 Tk, 3 Ast, 1 TFL
Laura Pula #72 — 1 Tk, 2 Ast
Deanna Walsh #53 — 1 Tk, 2 Ast, 1 Sck
Charlene Casey #36 — 1 Tk, 1 Ast
Alison Gauvin #31 — 1 Tk, 1 Ast
Shana Segers #64 — 1 Tk, 1 Ast
Danielle Harrison #92 — 1 Tk, 1 Ast
Spring Gamble #23 — 1 Tk, 1 Sck, 1 TFL
Kaitlyn Rancourt #47 — 1 Tk
Vanessa Goh #26 — 2 PD, 1 INT
Tony Gardner #83 — 1 PD
Lauren Yung #8 — 2 Ast
Christina Riggieri #89 — 2 Ast
Satoria Bell #4 — 1 Ast
Penny Fagnani #62 — 1 Ast
Tori Noda #9 — 1 Ast

SPECIAL TEAMS
Extra Points: Sarah Tully #11, 7/8
Field Goals: Sarah Tully #11, 1/1 (29)
Kickoffs: Vanessa Goh #26, 11/493, long of 65, 2 TB
Kickoff returns:
Ruth Matta #22, 1/40
Shantia Creech #5, 1/30
Punts: Vanessa Goh #26, 1/38
Punt returns: S. Tully #11, 1/18

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