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Cowichan Women’s Football League’s regular season winding down

Playoffs start this weekend

The CWFL playoffs start next weekend but before the teams could begin to prepare, there was one more round of league play this past weekend at McAdam Park.

This week, “the CWFL had numerous games being played that set the tone for what will come” in the playoffs, said CWFL’s Chris Mann.

The two Friday night games drew a small crowd and they were not disappointed. One game featured a hard battle between the Ravens and the Law with the Ravens taking the 32-13 win.

The other game was between the Storm and the Cougars and it came down to the last five plays.

“The Storm relied on a balanced attack from Kelsey Ambler and Angela Richards, while the Cougars used speed and big plays, getting both from Tara Jefferson and Eli Alarie when, with two plays left in the game, the Storm intercepted a Cougars pass and ended the game with a 14-6 win,” said the CWFL’s Chris Mann.

Three games during Sunday’s unpredictable weather meant everybody had to be on their toes.

The Crew topped the Ravens 41-12 on the strength of team leaders Jackie Harrison and Keisa Levale.

“The Ravens were short a player but played with a valiant effort, getting strong play from Rikki Wylie and Nikita Kitagawa,” Mann said.

Meanwhile, the Storm played one of their best games yet against the Law and came away with a huge 21-13 victory.

“As a team they were solid on offence and defence, getting strong play from Annie Zurstrom and Rachel Paddle,” Mann noted.

The Law were quick to start and scored the first touchdown on a beautiful throw to Pattie Atkinson.

“Rachel Hastings kept their defence strong, but a last minute push by Storm ended the game with a 21-13 Storm win,” Mann said.

The last game of the day favoured the Cougars with a 47-18 win over the Ruckers.

“The game had lots of rugby elements involved as both teams have their roots in rugby,” Mann said. “Between the rain and wind blurring your vision and the slippery conditions the game was exciting.”

Alarie and Jac Lathrop were inspiring for the Cougars as were Lenneke Vinoly and Carolyn Slidell for the Ruckers.

Next weekend there are two league games left to play on Friday night, June 1 when the Ruckers take on the Ravens and The Wild match up with the Law.

The quarterfinals start Sunday, June 2 with the second ranked team playing the seventh, and third and sixth ranked teams playing at 10 a.m. The fourth and fifth ranked teams meet for the 12:15 p.m. matchup while the No. 1 ranked team has a bye into the semi-finals at 7 p.m. on June 7.

The CWFL championship game will take place on June 8.

The 37th annual Sun Bowl, the Pacific Northwest Women’s Flag Football Championships, is slated for June 14-16.