View Full Version : Pittsburgh Passion crush the Reign, 71-14

05-13-2012, 12:03 PM
PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Passion advanced to 4--0 with a victory over the Toledo Reign, 71--14. Early in the 1st Quarter, Quarterback Lisa Horton connected with Wide Receiver Amanda Haeg for a 33-yard touchdown. Minutes later, Pittsburgh's Rachel Wojdowski intercepted a Toledo pass and returned for 25 yards. Olivia Griswold clocked an 18-yard reception, and Running Back Lyndsi Hughes found the endzone on a 6-yard run. Griswold soared to block a punt and linebacker Beth Amato brought all fans to their feet with a roaring safety. To cap the 2nd Quarter, Horton found Hughes in a series of exciting razzle-dazzle trick plays to ignite the cheering Pittsburgh crowd.

Into the 3rd Quarter, Rookie Alex McAtee scored her first career touchdown with a 41-yard run and gave the Passion great field position on three punt returns throughout the game. Finishing in the 4th Quarter, Rachel Wojdowski completed another interception and 25-yard return. With 7 minutes left in the game, Running Back Lori Burkholder continued the drive for an 11-yard touchdown.

Leading the Passion Defense, Jen Hoffman had 5 tackles and 1 forced fumble. Krystal Cozzo, Sharon Vasquez, and Janice Masters had 5 tackles each. Olivia Griswold had 4 tackles and 1 blocked punt. Leading the charge, Quarterback Lisa Horton threw for 11 of 18 for 232 yards and 4 touchdowns. Final Score: Pittsburgh 71-- Toledo 14.

The Pittsburgh Passion now lead the Mid-Atlantic Division of the National Conference of the Women's Football Alliance. For more information, visit www.pittsburghpassion.com (http://www.pittsburghpassion.com). To follow daily interactive updates, visit the Passion on Facebook.com/pittsburghpassion or Twitter.com/pghpassion.

05-13-2012, 04:46 PM
Horton is the best athlete weve faced yet. Killed us... My leading rusher went out in the second series. Lost our MLB to a broken arm. Lost my #2 QB at halftime and had my WR playing QB. #1 QB was already hurt...

There is a reason that Passion is a top 5 team, they are elite. Classy organization from top to bottom. Nice field too...

We still have 3 division games left and have a serious shot at winning our division...

Congrats to the Passion