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Kate Falkowski #20 and Shannon Singletary #13 of the Boston Renegades chase down Hermonie Buckman of the D.C. Divas on 5/15/2021. Boston prevailed 56-6. ©Mitzi Velez Lorenzana

Renegades overwhelm Divas 56-6

May 15, 2021

REVERE, MASS. — Allison Cahill tossed 5 touchdown passes and Chanté Bonds rushed for two scores as the Boston Renegades trounced the D.C. Divas 56-6. Boston’s Adrienne Smith reeled in two scoring receptions, while the Renegades defense held the Divas to 50 total yards.

Boston’s offense was kickstarted by a 41-yard scramble by Cahill that set up Bonds’ first ground score at 11:33 in the first quarter.

D.C.’s first possession was cut short when Divas running back D’Ajah Scott lost control of a handoff and the ensuing fumble was recovered by Boston’s Allie Genereux. An 11-yard catch by Renegades Tight End Kathryn Tylander and a favorable 15 yard penalty helped put Bonds in position to make an 8-yard dash to her second touchdown of the day.

Boston’s defense again made a big play when Defensive End Danielle Fournier sacked D.C. quarterback Amanda Congialdi for a 7-yard loss on a 3rd-and-1. Fournier would finish with a multiple tackles, a fumble recovery, and a blocked kick.

On the next drive, Renegades Wide Receiver Stephanie Pascual would make two receptions for 30 yards before Cahill would take advantage of a blown coverage to throw a 44-yard touchdown pass to Emily Beinecke. Beinecke would add a 23-yard reception later to lead Boston receivers with 67 total yards. Vanessa Aukshunas‘ extra point kick put Boston ahead 21-0. She finished the game with a perfect 6 for 6 on PATs.

Again, the Divas struggled to move the chains, punting after Fournier and Linebacker Shannon Singletary combined for another third-down sack at the end of the period. But D.C. caught a break when they recovered the punt in Boston’s territory after it bounced off the ankle of a Renegade. Congialdi scrambled for 12 yards on the next play, but would leave the game with an injury.

Now with rookie Danielle Flores under center, D.C. running back D’Ajah Scott burst for a 24-yard touchdown run to make the score 21-6. Despite the scoring play, the Divas were unable to get much momentum against the swarming Renegades defense. Boston stopped the ensuing two-point conversion attempt, and D.C. wouldn’t score again.

Silvie Aibeche took over the quarterback role for the Divas just before halftime for the rest of the game. The European Aibeche has played tackle football in Finland and France, and last played for the Seattle Majestics in 2019. She was sacked twice finished 0/2 with an interception.

Boston would score three more times in the quarter, on passes of 18 and 27 yards to Smith, and 15 yards to Pascual, making the score 42-6 at halftime. 

In the third period, Tylander pulled in a 6-yard touchdown reception. Mariette Martinez‘s extra point kick extended Boston’s lead to 49-6.

On the next drive, D’Ajah Scott sustained severe injuries to her leg and hip. She is currently hospitalized and faces a long road to recovery. Those wishing to help can donate to a crowd raising fund established to aid in Scott’s recovery.

“You never want to see a player go down like that, and that is especially true for a player of her caliber, ” says Boston Head Coach John Johnson. “She is a multi-dimensional player and an ultimate competitor. We are praying for a full and speedy recovery.”

The remainder of the game was played with a running clock, and many players saw field time. The quarterback position for Boston was played for the rest of the game by rookie Megan McFadden who finished with 3 completions for 57 yards, two interceptions, and a touchdown, to Martinez. For the second game in a row, the rookie Martinez followed up her own receiving touchdown by kicking a PAT. The final score was 56-6.

For the second time in as many matchups, the Renegades handed the D.C. the largest margin of defeat in their history (50). With a 46-point margin of victory on June 29, 2019 — the last time D.C. and Boston squared off — Boston broke the long-held record for margin of victory against the Divas set by the Philadelphia Liberty Belles on April 28, 2001. The Philadelphia Liberty Belles posted a 40-0 shutout in the Divas’ very first game.

The Renegades next face the Baltimore Nighthawks on Saturday, May 22 in Revere. This matchup will be Boston’s last home game of the regular season, after which they will travel to D.C. and Detroit before the playoffs begin.

Box Score

Harry della Russo Stadium, Revere, Mass. 1 2 3 4 F
D.C. Divas 0 6 0 0 6
Boston Renegades 21 21 7 7 56

Scoring Log

Q Time Team Scoring Plays DC BOS
1 11:33 BOS Chanté Bonds #21, 3yd ruTD (Vanessa Aukshunas #40 kick) 0 7
  7:52 BOS Chanté Bonds, 18yd ruTD (Aukshunas kick) 0 14
  2:00 BOS Emily Beinecke #87, 44yd reTD from Allison Cahill #7, (Aukshunas kick) 0 21
2 14:04 DC D’Ajah Scott #4, 21yd ruTD (2pt failed) 6 21
  13:03 BOS Adrienne Smith #10, 18yd reTD from Cahill (Aukshunas kick) 6 28
  10:20 BOS Stephanie Pascual #3, 15yd reTD from Cahill (Aukshunas kick) 6 34
  4:22 BOS Smith, 27yd reTD from Cahill, (Aukshunas kick) 6 42
3 11:14 BOS Kaythryn Tylander #15, 6yd reTD from Cahill (Marriette Martinez #81 kick) 6 49
4 00:00 BOS Mariette Martinez, 41yd reTD from Megan McFadden #84 (Martinez kick) 6 56

Game Notes

Game Day Captains: #88 Erin Truex and #89 Christina Riggieri

Players of the Game: #7 Allison Cahill, #70 Danielle Fournier, #40 Vanessa Aukshunas

Milestones: #42 Jen Tamilio collected her first career sack. #84 Megan McFadden threw her first career touchdown pass. #70 Danielle Fournier made her first career blocked kick.

Previous game vs. opponent: Boston Renegades 66, D.C. Divas 20, 6/29/2019
Previous game at site: Boston Renegades 66, D.C. Divas 20, 6/29/2019
Renegades record vs. opponent: 9-6

Odds status (Massey) : favorite (-10.5)
Win probability (Massey) : 62%

Photos: Mitzi Velez Lorenzana

Statistics

Boston D.C.
Total Plays 54 39
Total Yards 446 50
Passing Yards 283 13
Rushing Yards 163 37
First Downs23 5
3rd Downs4-6 (67%) 0-9 (0%)
4th Downs1-2 (50%) 0-1 (0%)
Turnovers 2 3
Penalties 4/35 5/20

PASSING

  Comp Att Yds TD INT Rating
#7 Allison Cahill 18 22 226 5 0 149.05
#84 Megan McFadden 3 5 57 1 2 99.58

RUSHING

  Car Yds Long TD FUM
#21 Chanté Bonds 11 91 19 2
#7 Allison Cahill 2 32 41
#20 Kate Falkowski 4 31 16
#31 Alison Gauvin 3 27 22
#84 Megan McFadden 4 -18

RECEIVING

  Rec Yds Tgts Drops Long TD FUM
#87 Emily Beinecke 2 67 4 44 1
#81 Mariette Martin 3 62 3 41 1
#10 Adrienne Smith 4 51 6 1 27 2
#3 Stephanie Pascual 4 44 4 18 1
#15 Kathryn Tylander 3 24 3 11 1
#31 Alison Gauvin 2 18 2 6
#4 Kyshani Dummott 2 12 2 6
#21 Chanté Bonds 1 5 1 5
#8 Lauren Yung 0 0 2

DEFENSE (subject to verification)

TkAstSckTFLSftyPDINTFUMBLKTD
#70 Danielle Fournier521.52.511
#2 Carolyn Da Cunha3
#52 Allie Genereux221
#13 Shannon Singletary1412
#53 Deanna Walsh13
#42 Jen Tamilio1211
#46 Hannah Jennings121
#23 Spring Gamble121
#24 Briannah Gallo111
#67 Ashley Trombley11
#66 Steph Jeffers11
#20 Kate Falkowski1
#84 Megan McFadden1
#36 Charlene Casey3
#28 Latoya Saulters3
#30 Erin Diette2
#72 Laura Pula2
#71 Alex Troncoso1
#89 Christina Riggieri1
#5 Tee Creech11
#8 Lauren Yung1
#56 Nicole Gordon1

SPECIAL TEAMS
Extra Points:
Vanessa Aukshunas #40 — 6/6, 6 Pts
Mariette Martinez #81 — 2/2, 2 Pts#8

Field Goals: None attempted

Kickoffs:
Mariette Martinez #81 — 6/227, long of 44
Vanessa Aukshunas #40 — 2/70, long of 45

Kickoff Returns:
Allie Genereux #52 — 1/19

Kickoffs:
Mariette Martinez #81 — 6/227, long of 44
Vanessa Aukshunas #40 — 2/70, long of 45

Punts: None attempted

Punt Returns:
Tee Creech #5 — 1/10
Shannon Singletary — 1/0

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