Rivalry Renewed: Passion (5-1) Travel To D.C. Tomorrow

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May 26, 2017

Rivalry Renewed: Passion (5-1) Travel To D.C. Tomorrow

After a bye week, the Passion hit the road again. This time to the nation’s capital to take on the D.C. Divas. This is one of the most recognizable rivalries in Women’s Football.

Game Time and Location

Saturday May 27, 2017
Kickoff: 6 pm

Lee High School
6540 Franconia Road
Springfield, VA 22150

The Passion look to solidify their playoff positioning as the regular season winds down and they continue their journey toward a championship.

If you can’t attend the game, you can follow along on Twitter (@pghpassionFB).

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Passion (5-1) Come Down To Wire With Boston (5-0)

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May 14, 2017

Passion (5-1) Come Down To Wire With Boston (5-0)

Saturday night’s game lived up to everything that it was expected to be as a matchup of Top 5 teams battling for playoff positioning. Boston jumped out to an early 13-0 lead in the first quarter. The Passion responded with two touchdowns of their own in the second quarter. The first was a 1-yard TD pass from Masters to Baden and the second was a 5-yard Hook and Ladder play from Masters to Horton to O’Neil. Boston added a touchdown just before that play to hold a 21-12 lead going into the half.

The Passion began the 2nd half with a 46 yard touchdown run by O’Neil and a 2 yard rush from Masters to put them ahead 28-21 after the third quarter. Boston scored early in the fourth quarter, but the Passion special teams got a piece of the extra point and held onto a 1 point lead. The score stayed like that until Boston hit a long 3rd down pass with a minute left in the game for a touchdown and they held on to win 33-28.

Janice Masters threw for 151 yards and 2 touchdowns. Gabrielle O’Neil had 66 rushing yards a touchdown. Tara Catone added 55 rushing yards on the ground as well. Angela Baker had 5 receptions for 62 yards and Laura Baden added a receiving touchdown.

On the defensive side, linebacker Hannah Daman led the way with 12 tackles and a pass deflection. Kim Beaver added 9 tackles. On the defensive line, Zubovic had 8 tackles and Niedermeyer had 6. Defensive Back Jana Meister added her 1st career interception.

The Passion are off next week and will be preparing to travel to Washington D.C. to take on the Divas on May 27. This matchup is one of the most recognizable rivalries in women’s football.

For more information on the Passion, you can go to www.pittsburghpassion.com, Like us on Facebook (Pittsburgh Passion) and Follow us on Twitter (pghpassionFB).

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Passion Travel to Boston this Saturday for Top 5 Matchup

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May 10, 2017

Passion Travel to Boston this Saturday for Top 5 Matchup

After a bye this past weekend, the Passion (5-0) travel to Boston (4-0) this Saturday for the first of three road games to close out the regular season.

Game Time and Information

Saturday May 13, 2017
Kickoff: 6 pm

Catholic Memorial High School
235 Baker St
Boston, Massachusetts 02132

If you can’t make the trip to Boston, you will be able to follow along with the action on our Twitter page (@pghpassionFB).

The journey toward the playoffs and championship continues and we appreciate the support from our fans and sponsors.

For more information on the Passion, you can go to www.pittsburghpassion.com, Like us on Facebook (Pittsburgh Passion) and follow us on Twitter (@pghpassionFB).

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Passion Improve to 5-0 in Keystone State Battle 38-12 over Philadelphia

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April 30, 2017

Passion Improve to 5-0 in​ Keystone State Battle 38-12 over Philadelphia

​​Gabrielle O’Neil​ ignited the crowd​ ​opening​ up the scoring with a 67 yard touchdown run on the first play from scrimmage. Philadelphia answered with a touchdown of their own early in the 2nd Quarter to tie the game at 6. The Passion added 2 more touchdowns before the half on 18 and 64 yard passes from ​Janice ​Masters to ​Lisa ​Horton to go in the locker room up 20-6.

O’Neil opened up the scoring in the 2nd half with a 66 yard touchdown run. Masters then hit ​Angela​ Baker on a 14 yard pass before the end of the 3rd Quarter. Philadelphia added another touchdown before ​Tara ​Catone ran one in from the 1 yard line to finish off the scoring.

On offense, Masters threw for 196 yards. ​O’Neil led the ground attack with 133 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns. Catone added 26 rushing yards and a touchdown. Horton led the receivers with 6 receptions for 117 yards and 2 touchdowns​, Baker added 42 receiving yards and a touchdown.

​The Passion defensive line, led by Kim Zubovic, Kaitlain Niedermeyer, Kiara Keys, and Chelsea Zahn had relentless pressure up front all night. Zubovic had a fumble recovery. At linebacker, Tia Montgomery added to the tackling frenzy with 8, Kelcei Edmonds-Tindal had 7 and a sack, and Sharon Vasquez added 6.

After a bye week next week, the Passion travel to Boston on May 13 to take on the Renegades.

For more information on the Passion, you can go to www.pittsburghpassion.com, Like us on Facebook (Pittsburgh Passion) and Follow us on Twitter (@pghpassionFB).

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Passion Final Home Regular Season Game this Saturday

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April 28, 2017

Passion ​Final Home​ Regular Season ​Game​ This Saturday

Before hitting the road for the next month, the Passion (4-0) have one more regular season home game this Saturday, April 29 at 7 pm against the Philadelphia Phantomz.

Game Time and Information

Saturday April 29, 2017
Kickoff: 7 pm (Gates Open at 5:30 pm)

Joe P. DeMichela Stadium
205 West Allegheny Road
Imperial, PA 15126

This Saturday will also be our annual “For Those Who Serve” Appreciation night, when we honor the police, firefighters, EMS and Military.

Come out and support the Passion as the journey toward a championship continues this season.

Tickets will be available at the gate on Gameday, $15 for adults, $10 for Students/Military/Seniors and Children under 5 are free.

For more information on the Passion, you can go to www.pittsburghpassion.com, Like us on Facebook (Pittsburgh Passion) and Follow us on Twitter (@pghpassionFB).

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Passion run their way to 4-0 with victory over Detroit

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April 22, 2017

Passion Run Their Way To 4-0 With Victory Over Detroit

On a warm night in Detroit, the scoring started with a 23 yard TD run by Kia Foster. Gabby O’Neil added a 29 yard TD run and Janice Masters connected on a 14 yard TD pass to Lisa Horton before the end of the 1st Quarter. In the 2nd Quarter, Passion touchdowns were scored on a 53 yard run by Foster, a 29 and 15 yard pass from Masters to Angela Baker and a 26 yard pass from Horton to Courtney Bender. The Passion led 56-6 at the half.

Passion touchdowns in the 2nd half were a 9 yard run by Tara Catone and a 7 yard run by Foster. The Final Score was Passion 72 to Detroit 6.

Offensive leaders tonight were Janice Masters who threw for 155 yards and 3 touchdowns. Lisa Horton threw for 41 yards and a touchdown. Horton also had 6 receptions for 110 yards and a touchdown. Kia Foster had 122 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns and Tara Catone added 57 yards and a rushing touchdown. Angela Baker had 53 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns. Jana Meister added 50 receiving yards.

The defense was led by Kaitlyn Niedermeyer, Kim Zubovic, Hannah Daman, Chelsea Zahn, Tia Montgomery and Kim Dreischalik providing tremendous pressure up front and giving Detroit no time to make a play. Zubovic and Zahn added 3 sacks, Baker had an interception and Keys had a fumble recovery to lead the way on the defensive side of the ball.

The Passion return home next weekend to host the Philadelphia Phantomz at Joe P. DeMichela Stadium in Imperial at 7 pm.

For more information on the Passion, you can go to www.pittsburghpassion.com, Like us on Facebook (Pittsburgh Passion) and Follow us on Twitter (@pghpassionFB).

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Passion Defeat Cleveland 36-20 Saturday to Improve to 3-0

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April 17, 2017

Passion defeat Cleveland 36-20 Saturday to Improve to 3-0

The Passion opened up the scoring tonight on a 15 yard pass from Masters to Baker, followed by a 2 point conversion to Horton to go up 8-0. Cleveland answered with a touchdown pass of their own to make it 8-7. Kim Beaver then returned an Interception 59 yards to put the Passion up 14-7. The Passion defense recorded a Safety and Chelsea Zahn recovered a fumble in the endzone to put Pittsburgh up 22-7. Cleveland added another touchdown and the Passion lead 22-13 at the Half.

O’Neil added a 13 yard touchdown run to open up the scoring in the 2nd half for the Passion. Cleveland added another touchdown pass and Kia Foster ran it 92 yards for a touchdown. The Final Score was Passion 36 – Cleveland 20.

Offensive leaders tonight were Masters who threw for 165 yards and a touchdown. Foster led the way on the ground with 112 yards and a Passion record 92 yard touchdown run. And Baker led the receivers with 83 yards and a touchdown.

The defense was led by tremendous pressure from the defensive line of Chelsea Zahn, Kaitlain Niedermeyer, Kim Zubovic and Kiara Keys. Zahn led the way with 7 tackles, 2.5 sacks, 3 fumble recoveries and a touchdown. Zubovic and Montgomery with 8 tackles each, and Niedermeyer with 4. Kim Beaver returned an Interception for a touchdown and added 3 tackles.

Kicker Alyssa Furlong and the kickoff team continued to pin the opposing team deep to start their drives.

The Passion travel to Detroit this Saturday (April 22) to take on the Detroit Dark Angels at 7 pm.

For more information on the Passion, you can go to www.pittsburghpassion.com, Like us on Facebook (Pittsburgh Passion) and Follow us on Twitter (@pghpassionFB).

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Passion Renew Rivalry with Cleveland this Saturday

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April 13, 2017

Passion Renew Rivalry with Cleveland This Saturday

The Pittsburgh-Cleveland rivalry is back with the Passion (2-0) hosting the Cleveland Fusion this Saturday at 7 pm.

Game Time and Information

Saturday April 15, 2017

Kickoff: 7 pm (Gates Open at 5:30 pm)

Joe P. DeMichela Stadium
205 West Allegheny Road
Imperial, PA 15126

Come out and support the Passion in this long time city rivalry as they continue their journey toward a championship.

Tickets will be available at the gate on Gameday, $15 for adults, $10 for Students/Military/Seniors and Children 5 and under are free.

For more information on the Passion, you can go to www.pittsburghpassion.com, Like us on Facebook (Pittsburgh Passion) and Follow us on Twitter (@pghpassionFB).

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Passion ​Rush their way to 2-0 with Victory over Baltimore

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April 8, 2017

Passion ​Rush their way to 2-0 with Victory over Baltimore

The Passion set a team record with 358 rushing yards in a single game. The scoring started early with a Gabby​ O’Neil 46 yard touchdown run to put the Passion up 8-0. Kia Foster added a 33 yard run to make it 14-3 at the end of the 1st Quarter. Touchdowns in the 2nd Quarter were an O’Neil 76 yard punt return, 14 yard pass from ​Janice ​Masters to Lisa ​Horton, 1 yard run by O’Neil, 2 yard run by Foster and a 9 yard pass from Masters to Horton. The Passion led 50-3 at the Half.

The Passion added 2 more touchdowns on a 71 yard kickoff return by O’Neil and a 23 yard run by Hieb. The Final Score was Passion 65-17.

Offensive leaders tonight were running backs Foster rushing for 156 yards and 2 touchdowns and O’Neil with 70 yards and two touchdowns. ​ Masters threw 2 touchdowns, Horton and Angela Baker combined for 6 receptions, 95 yards and 2 touchdowns. ​The offensive line of Niedermeyer, Ferragonio, Sullivan, Simeone and Zubovic paved the way.​

The defense was led by Hannah Daman with 8 tackles (2 for losses), Kim Beaver with 7 tackles (1 for loss) and Chelsea Zahn ​with​ 4 (2 for loss) and 2 sack​s. The defensive line ​of Niedermeyer, Zubovic, Drieschalick, Montgomery and Zahn ​​kept incredible pressure all game. ​

On Special Teams O’Neil became the 1st Passion player to return a punt and kick return for touchdowns in the same game. Rebecca Ehrgood, Santana Ramsey and Courtney Bender led the way on Kickoffs to help pin Baltimore deep to start their drives.

The Passion (2-0) return to action next week (April 15) against the Cleveland Fusion at Joe P. DeMichela Stadium at 7 pm.

For more information on the Passion, you can go to www.pittsburghpassion.com, Like us on Facebook (Pittsburgh Passion) and Follow us on Twitter (@pghpassionFB).

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Passion Kickoff 2017 Season With 30-19 Win

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April 1, 2017

Passion Kickoff 2017 Season with 30-19 Win

On a cold spring night in Pittsburgh, the Passion opened their 15th season against the Columbus Comets. The scoring opened with Janice Masters finding Lisa Horton on a 17 yard Touchdown pass followed by a 2 point conversion from Masters to Angela Baker to go up 8-0. Columbus then forced a safety to make it 8-2. The score remained the same until Gabrielle O’Neil broke an 85 yard run, the longest in Passion history, to extend the Passion’s lead to 16-2. Comets answered with a field goal to end the half at 16-5.

With 1:34 remaining in the 3rd quarter, Krystal Cozzo returned an interception 52 yards for the touchdown. O’Neil punched in a 1 yard run with 5:50 to go in the 4th, Columbus punched back with a touchdown, making it 30-13, followed by another Columbus score to make it 30-19. The Passion won the game 30-19.

Offensive leaders tonight were Janice Masters who threw for 109 yards and 1 touchdown. Running Back Gabrielle O’Neil had 11 carries for 180 yards and 2 touchdowns. Lisa Horton and Angela Baker combined for 11 receptions, 114 yards and 1 touchdown.

Defensive standouts were Baker with 2 interceptions and Cozzo with 1, providing key turnovers in the game. Leading tacklers tonight were Kaitlain Niedermeyer, Tia Montgomery, Kim Zubovic, Alana Fields, and Chelsea Zahn.

For more information on the Passion, you can go to www.pittsburghpassion.com, Like us on Facebook (Pittsburgh Passion) and Follow us on Twitter (@pghpassionFB).

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