Thursday, June 12, 2008

Passion Beat Hurricanes, Push Winning Streak To 20 Games

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20 games.

20 wins.

Your Pittsburgh Passion beat the Holyoke Hurricanes this past weekend to up their record to 7-0 on the season. It was the team's 20th consecutive win. 54-6 was the final.

If you've never heard of Holyoke, you're not alone. The Passion website mistakenly has Columbus on the schedule, a mistake that I ran with last week. The Western Massachusetts team is new to the league this season. Not new as the Passion (who played in the NWFA before) is new to the IWFL, but new as in brand new.

Lisa Horton was firing the ball everywhere, with TD passes on the second play of Pittsburgh's first two possessions.

Trumane Rogers was an absolute star on D, collecting ten tackles and a fumble recovery.

Next week, the Passion travel to D.C. to take on the Divas. For those of you with short memories, we barely pulled out a win against D.C. earlier this season. While already in the playoffs, the Passion need a win to extend their streak to 21 games, and to host a home playoff game in the first round.

Oh, and congratulations are in order for Passion owner and co-head coach Teresa Conn, who was inducted into the Minor Pro Football Hall of Fame this past Saturday. Conn is only the third female in the Hall.

PSaMP applauds you, Teresa!

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1 comment:

smarchit said...

Regarding the schedule discrepancy...they were originally scheduled to host Columbus. But Columbus was dreadfully understaffed to begin with (the league should have never allowed them to start the season as a full fledged "Tier 1" team, IMO), and barely made it through the first meeting. They have forfeited every game since then, due to a lack of players and/or facility (the reason the first meeting was rescheduled from @Columbus to @Pittsburgh). Rather than accept a forfeit and the bad PR/lost revenue that would bring, last minute arrangements were temporarily posted on the Passion website (can't find it now), combining the remaining Columbus players with the Holyoke, Mass team for a game that would count in the standings for each team. Holyoke is classified as a "Tier 2" team, which had 2 games remaining against an even lower tiered "X-Team", the Connecticut Cyclones. "X-Team" is basically a category assigned to brand new franchises that are assigned a trial league membership. Connecticut apparently didn't cut the mustard, leaving an opening on Holyoke's schedule, which they filled with the combo game against Pittsburgh.)

In regards to this week's regular season finale at the D.C. Divas, anyone near a computer can listen to the D.C. webcast feed at USSportsRadio.com, with pregame scheduled to start around 6:05 PM EST according to their schedule. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00.