Boston celebrates 42-24 win over Pittsburgh
Chanté Bonds of the Boston Renegades celebrates a 42-24 win over the Pittsburgh Passion, advancing Boston to the WFA Pro National Championship Game in Canton Ohio on July 10. © Mitzi Velez Lorenzana

Renegades are championship bound after topping Pittsburgh 42-24

June 25, 2022

Tytti Kuusinen rushed for 157 yards and four touchdowns to lead Boston Renegades to a 42-24 victory over the visiting Pittsburgh Passion in the Women’s Football Alliance semifinal Saturday afternoon at Harry Della Russo Stadium in Revere, Mass.

The Renegades (8-0) captured their fifth consecutive WFA National Conference crown to earn a berth in the WFA Pro National Championship July 10 in Canton, Ohio, where Boston will go for its fourth WFA title.

After the Passion (5-3) took an early 6-0 lead, Kuusinen ran for a pair of first-half touchdowns to help the Renegades take a 14-6 halftime lead. She scored on Boston’s opening possession of the second half on a bullish 8-yard TD score for the hat trick and a 21-6 lead with 11:16 left in the third quarter.

Chanté Bonds connected with Adrienne Smith on an 11-yard touchdown strike to extend Boston’s lead to 28-6 with 3:11 left in the third. Bonds finished the game with 14 completions for 175 yards and also chipped in 20 rushing yards.

Pittsburgh quarterback Alyssa George scored on a 1-yard plunge to pull the Passion within 28-12, before Kuusinen tallied her fourth scoring run of the game on a 20-yard jaunt for a 35-12 fourth-quarter lead. Halfback Katie Falkowski closed out the scoring for the Renegades on a 16-yard TD catch-and-run with three minutes left. Falkowski also added 90 rushing yards.

Renegades kickers Sarah Tully and Allie Guimaraes were a perfect 6-for-6 on PAT attempts. Tully boosted Boston’s defense with deep kickoffs, including two inside the 20 yard line. Kara Gailiunas helped contain Pittsburgh returners with four tackles on kickoffs. Pittsburgh had an average starting field position at the 30 yard line compared to Boston whose average starting position was at midfield.

Solina Pascual led Boston’s defense with 10 combined tackles which included a sack. Donny Fournier had four tackles-for-a-loss including two sacks. Shannon Singletary accounted for the game’s only turnover with an interception to end Pittsburgh’s final drive.

The Road To Canton

The Renegades will face the Minnesota Vixen in the WFA Pro National Championship on Sunday, July 10 in Canton, Ohio. Minnesota defeated the Cali War 36-30 for the right to face Boston in the league title match. The 2 pm game will be broadcasted live on ESPN 2.

GAME VIDEO

Box score

Harry della Russo Stadium, Revere, Mass.1234F
Pittsburgh Passion6001824
Boston Renegades77141442

scoring log

QTIMETEAMSCORING PLAYSPITBOS
18:15PITMaria Fautali 7-yard rushing TD (PAT no good)60
5:21BOSTytti Kuusinen 6-yard rushing TD (Sarah Tully kick)67
213:16BOSTytti Kuusinen 4-yard rushing TD (Sarah Tully kick)614
311:16BOSTytti Kuusinen 5-yard rushing TD (Sarah Tully kick)621
3:11BOSAdrienne Smith 11-yard receiving TD from Chanté Bonds (Sarah Tully kick)628
410:34PITAlyssa George 1-yard rushing TD (PAT no good)1228
8:55BOSTytti Kuusinen 17-yard rushing TD (Allie Guimaraes kick)1235
7:30PITMaria Fautali 17-yard rushing TD (PAT no good)1835
3:00BOSKatie Falkowski 16-yard receiving TD from Chanté Bonds (Allie Guimaraes kick)1842
2:10PITMarcelina Chavez 31-yard receiving TD from Alyssa George (PAT no good)2442

game notes

Game Day Captain: Amanda Alpert #50 and Donny Fournier #70

Previous game vs. opponent: Renegades 46, Passion 8, Harry Della Russo Stadium, Revere, Mass., 5/7/2022
Previous game vs. opponent at this site: Renegades 46, Passion 8, Harry Della Russo Stadium, Revere, Mass., 5/7/2022
Renegades record vs. opponent: 4-1

Odds status (Massey) : favorite (-27)
Win probability (Massey) : 84%

Photos: Mitzi Velez Lorenzana

Broadcast: FTF Next and RevereTV, Luis Sanchez and Kathy Schwartz announcing

team totals

 BOSTONPIT
Total Plays6963
Total Yards394282
Passing Yards12581
Rushing Yards269201
First Downs2417
Third Downs7-113-11
Fourth Downs0-23-4
Turnovers01
Fumbles Lost00
Interceptions Thrown01
Penalties46
Penalty Yards3437

passing

PASSINGYardsCompAttPctAvgTDIntLongRating
#21 Chanté Bonds125142166.67%8.92017114.20
#31 Heather Marini000#REF!#REF!00

rushing

RUSHINGYDSATTAVGLNGTDFUM
#46 Tytti Kuusinen157227.11840
#20 Katherine Falkowski90910.01400
#21 Chanté Bonds2072.91100
#28 Latoya Saulters212.0200

receiving

RECEIVINGYDSRECLONGAVGTDTGTDROP
#6 Renate Meckl3631612.0040
#3 Stephanie Pascual345176.8081
#20 Katie Falkowski3221616.0110
#10 Adrienne Smith142117.0170
#11 Sarah Tully9284.5040
#46 Tytti Kuusinen00011

defense

 SOLOASTCOMBTFLSCKPDINTFUMFFBLKTDSFTY
#40 S. Pascual461021
#24 B. Gallo4151
#23 S. Gamble336
#32 K. Gailiunas325
#70 D. Fournier24642
#5 T. Creech246
#14 M. McFadden2-2--1
#2 C. Glynn2-2
#30 E. Diette178
#36 C. Casey145
#65 M. Roberts123
#37 S. Lyons112
#68 S. McKay1-1
#19 L. Vincent1-1
#9 K. Ellison1-1
#20 K. Falkowski-11
#6 R. Meckl-11
#13 S. Singletary-44--11
#53 D. Walsh-22
#4 K. Dummott-22
#89 C. Riggieri-11
#60 A. Fagnani-11
#49 M. Cadet-11
#56 N. Gordon-11

Special teams

EXTRA POINTSXPMXPAXP%   
#11 Sarah Tully44100%
#79 Allie Guimaraes22100%
 
FIELD GOALSFGMFGAFG%
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KICKOFFSKOYDSAVGLONGTBIN20
#11 Sarah Tully730643.75202
 
PUNTSPYDSAVGLONGTBIN20
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KICKOFF RETURNSRETYDSAVGLONGTDFUM
#4 Kyshani Dumott123232300
#9 K. Ellison118181800
#32 K. Gailiunas1000
#13 Shannon Singletary1000
 
PUNT RETURNSRETYDSAVGLONGTDFUM
#5 Tee Creech155500
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