By Kailey Harmon, USA Football
Photos via Mike Fender
July 29, 2018
The Boston Renegades notched a 42-18 victory over the Los Angeles Warriors in Saturday night’s Women’s Football Alliance Pro Division National Championship at Kennesaw State University in Atlanta.
It was the third WFA title for Boston (9-2), which handed LA (11-1) its lone loss of the season. Fifteen-year veteran quarterback Allison Cahill threw a touchdown pass to running back Chante Bonds and Boston took a 7-0 first-quarter lead.
Following a fumble recovery by linebacker Allie Genereux (below), the Renegades upped their advantage in the second period when Cahill connected with wide receiver Stephanie Pascual for a score. Cahill made it 21-0 with a 73-yard pass play to Bonds for a TD.
Los Angeles broke through before halftime with a big play from defensive lineman Angelique Smith, who scored a touchdown on a fumble recovery.
After a score by Renegades receiver Lauren Yung made it 28-6 in the third quarter, quarterback Chantel Niino-Wiggins threw a TD to wideout Lisa King to cut LA’s deficit to 16.
Bonds scored her third touchdown of the game in the fourth quarter on a punt return, and Warriors linebacker Suzanne Linn answered with kick-return TD. Pascual closed it with a 41-yard score, and Boston coach John Johnson got the victory bath.