Spring Gamble tackles Dee Scott in 60-28 victory for Boston
Boston Renegades Linebacker Spring Gamble tackles D.C. Divas Running Back D'Ajah Scott. Boston won the 5/21/2022 game 60-28. © Mitzi Velez Lorenzana

Renegades wrap undefeated regular season with 60-28 win over D.C.

May 21, 2022
MARK SIMÓN, BOSTON RENEGADES STAFF

The Boston Renegades finished their regular season 6-0 after defeating their archrivals the D.C. Divas on Saturday. Running Back Katie Falkowski #20 rushed for 3 touchdowns and Defensive End Donny Fournier #70 returned an interception for a touchdown en route to a 60-28 victory. Adrienne Smith #10 captured the all-time receiving yards record in the Women’s Football Alliance. 

A Running Start

Boston decisively rolled up three touchdowns in the first quarter to take control of the game. Running Back Ruth Matta #22 opened the scoring, followed by Wide Receiver Renate Meckl #6 and Fullback Tytti Kuusinen #46. Sarah Tully #11 connected on all three PAT kicks, and finished the game a perfect 4-for-4. Fellow kicker Allie Guimaraes #79 chipped in two PATs.

In the second quarter, Wide Receiver Smith reached the end zone before the D.C. Divas’ Lexie Floor pulled in a touchdown pass from Amanda Congialdi as the clock expired. D’Ajah Scott made a two-point reception to make the score 27-8 at halftime.

Cruise Control

Matta (97 yards) and Kuusinen (141 yards) continued their streak of combining for big yardage. But it was their fellow rusher Katie Falkowski who put on a scoring display to keep Boston ahead. Falkowski notched three touchdowns in the second half to go with her 82 yards. It was the first hat trick of her career.

At 3:19 in the third quarter, Smith made a catch that would make history. On the five-yard touchdown reception, Smith set a new all-time record for receiving yards in the Women’s Football Alliance (WFA). Entering the game, Smith needed 19 more yards to surpass Jeanette Gray of the Chicago Force (5,092) on the WFA’s all-time receiving yards list. The record had stood for five years.

Driving It Home

The Divas eventually found their own rhythm in the passing game in the third quarter. Congialdi connected again with Floor on a 46-yard touchdown. And in the final period, D.C. receiver Shaquanda Gainey caught 49-yard and 17-yard touchdown passes.

But Congialdi did throw one costly interception. The D.C. quarterback was hit by Boston Linebacker Solina Pascual #40 as she threw, causing an errant pass that landed in the hands of Defensive End Donny Fournier. The 2021 Defensive Player of the Year returned the interception for a touchdown in the final minute of the contest. 

The Road To Canton

For the second year in a row, the WFA Pro National Championship Game will take place at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio at the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Hall of Fame Village powered by Johnson Controls. Slated for Sunday, July 10 at 1 PM, the title game will be broadcasted live on ESPN2.

The undefeated Renegades begin their playoff march on Saturday, June 11 at Harry Della Russo Stadium in Revere. As the top-ranked team in the conference, Boston will have home field advantage throughout the postseason.  They do not know yet who their first opponent will be; the team will enjoy a bye while the final week of the regular season is played on May 28th.

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Box score

Harry della Russo Stadium, Revere, Mass.1234F
D.C. Divas0861428
Boston Renegades216141960

scoring log

QTIMETEAMSCORING PLAYSBOSSTL
111:38BOSRuth Matta 1-yard rushing TD (Sarah Tully) kick70
6:39BOSRenate Meckl 8-yard receiving TD from Allison Cahill (Sarah Tully kick)140
1:28BOSTytti Kuusinen 7-yard rushing TD (Sarah Tully kick)210
22:10BOSAdrienne Smith 1-yard receiving TD from Allison Cahill (Allie Guimaraes kick no good)270
0:00DCLexie Floor 13-yard receiving TD from Amanda Congialdi (2PT reception D'Ajah Scott)278
38:40BOSKatie Falkowski 7-yard rushing TD (Allie Guimaraes kick)348
3:19BOSAdrienne Smith 5-yard receiving TD from Allison Cahill (Allie Guimaraes kick)418
1:31DCLexie Floor 46-yard receiving TD from Amanda Congialdi (2PT no good)4114
412:17BOSKatie Falkowski q-yard rushing TD (Allie Guimaraes kick no good)4714
11:34DCShaquanda Gainey 49-yard receiving TD from Amanda Congialdi (2PT reception Lexie Floor)4722
6:23BOSKatie Falkowski 6-yard rushing TD (Allie Guimaraes kick no good)5322
3:11DCShaquanda Gainey 17-yard receiving TD from Amanda Congialdi (2PT no good)5328
0:20BOSDanielle Fournier 19-yard interception return TD (Sarah Tully kick)6028

game notes

Game Day Captain: Tytti Kuusinen #46

Milestones:

  • Jackie Lane #84, first career pass completion
  • Danielle Fournier #70, first career interception, first career touchdown
  • Adrienne Smith #10, WFA All-Time Leader in Receiving Yards

Previous game vs. opponent: Renegades 69, Divas 28, 4/16/2022 at The St. James, Springfield, VA.
Previous game vs. opponent at this site: Renegades 70, Divas 0, 6/5/2021
Renegades record vs. opponent: 12-6

Odds status (Massey) : favorite (-26)
Win probability (Massey) : 81%

Photos: Mitzi Velez Lorenzana

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

team totals

 BOSTONDC
Total Plays8159
Total Yards470257
Passing Yards142216
Rushing Yards32841
First Downs2616
Third Downs7-122-10
Fourth Downs3-42-4
Turnovers13
Fumbles Lost02
Interceptions Thrown11
Penalties75
Penalty Yards5149

passing

PASSINGYardsCompAttPctAvgTDIntLongRating
#7 Allison Cahill140182475.00%7.83128111.11
#82 Jackie Lane22366.67%1.000370.14
#31 Heather Marini00000

rushing

RUSHINGYDSATTAVGLNGTDFUM
#46 Tytti Kuusinen141168.81810
#22 Ruth Matta97156.51010
#20 Katherine Falkowski82155.51430
#28 Latoya Saulters832.7900

receiving

RECEIVINGYDSRECLONGAVGTDTGTDROP
#22 Ruth Matta3122815.5020
#83 J.J. Seiles25398.3140
#6 Renate Meckl233137.7040
#10 Adrienne Smith20475.0240
#4 Kyshani Dummott1911919.0020
#3 Stephanie Pascual14354.7040
#20 Katie Falkowski7342.3030
#84 Paige Myatt3133.0010
#11 Sarah Tully0000.0010

defense

 SOLOASTCOMBTFLSCKPDINTFUMFFBLKTDSFTY
#23 S. Gamble437
#70 D. Fournier2572121---1
#40 So. Pascual156
#30 E. Diette-66-----1
#21 C. Bonds325
#53 D. Walsh224
#24 B. Gallo123
#32 K. Gailiunas-33
#2 C. Glynn2-2
#72 L. Pula1121
#20 K. Falkowski-22
#4 K. Dummott1-1
#5 T. Creech1-1----1
#36 C. Casey1-1
#19 L. Vincent1-1--2
#81 M. Martinez1-1
#89 C. Riggieri1-1
#6 R. Meckl-11--1
#38 K. Stone-11
#47 E. Adams-11
#13 S. Singletary-11----1
#9 K. Ellison-11
#49 M. Cadet-11
#14 M. McFadden-11

Special teams

EXTRA POINTSXPMXPAXP%   
#11 Sarah Tully44100%
#79 Allie Guimaraes2540%
 
FIELD GOALSFGMFGAFG%
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KICKOFFSKOYDSAVGLONGTBIN20
#11 Sarah Tully933937.75400
#79 Allie Guimaraes13535.03510
 
PUNTSPYDSAVGLONGTBIN20
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KICKOFF RETURNSRETYDSAVGLONGTDFUM
#4 Kyshani Dumott3165.32600
#9 KD Ellison126262600
 
PUNT RETURNSRETYDSAVGLONGTDFUM
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