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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.
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