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Victoria Cougars knocking on the door but Cowichan’s Crew still lead CWFL

The win means the unbeaten Crew are a near lock to win the regular season crown
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The Victoria Cougars attempt to evade the long arms of the Law during Week 6 CWFL action on May 5 at McAdam Park. The Cougars did just that, beating the Law 33-18. (Chris Mann photo)

Two Friday night games kicked off week six of the Cowichan Women’s Football League this past weekend.

In the first game, the Wild and Ruckers matched up and it was anyone’s game.

Battling back and forth with big plays on the ground and in the air, the two teams were evenly matched, according to the CWFL’s Chris Mann.

Dani Robb and Stacey Rea were outstanding for the Ruckers and Ashley Bond and Teresa Melchior were amazing for the Wild and the defences were solid for both teams because, when all was said and done, at the final whistle the Ruckers took the game, but only by an 8-0 score.

Also on Friday night, the league’s two topped ranked teams, the Crew and the Cougars, competed in an epic battle.

“It was Kaili Lukan and Kisa Levale who set the tone for the Crew,” Mann noted. “The Cougars matched them with Eli Alarie and Jacqui Lathrop. Both teams were on fire and it seemed like anyone’s game but when the final count came in the Crew took the game 45-18.”

The win means the unbeaten Crew are a near lock to win the regular season crown once again, despite it only being the season’s midway point.

On Sunday there was more football to be played as three of the four teams from Friday night suited up again to meet the Storm, Ravens and Law.

First up, the Storm took the field against the mighty Crew.

“The play was intense in the first half with Crew getting the edge led by Lukan and Janelle Mould, for the Storm it was Kelsey Ambler and Ashton Aumen leading the way,” confirmed Mann.

Big plays were the story of the day, and the Crew took home yet another big victory. This time it was 39-7.

Meanwhile, the Wild, still reeling from their loss on Friday, were pressed hard by The Ravens.

Even with outstanding play from Piper Bilina and Bond, they could not stay with the Ravens, who were led by sisters Rikki Wylie and Brin Wylie. The final score was 25-6 Ravens.

The last game of the day as the wet and cold weather settled in brought the Law and the Cougars together in a game that had everything you would want, big plays on offence and defence, full of rugby pitches, spectacular run plays and amazing catches.

“Both teams played outstanding,” Mann said.

Jaimie Olson and Brin Piper played their best game for the Law, while for the second time in two days, Alarie and Lathrop led the Cougars to a 33-18 win.