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Divas erase 21-point deficit for comeback win

  • Written by  Courtney Jacobs, photo by Chris Thompkins
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DC DivasLANDOVER – The D.C. Divas and the Boston Renegades have had an intense rivalry since 2010.

Most recently in 2016, the Divas swept the season series against the Renegades, which included a 47-21 win in the National Conference Championship game. They went on to win the Women's Football Alliance (WFA) National Championship that season against the Dallas Elite.

Last season, the Renegades got their revenge as they swept the Divas and knocked them out of the playoffs with a 27-24 victory in the National Conference Semifinal game. They have now split the last six games. Both teams met for the first time this season on May 19 to see who would be the first to break the tie.

The Renegades came out strong with an early 21-0 advantage in the first half. The Divas responded as they outscored them 14-7 to close out the second quarter and cut the lead down to 14 at halftime.

The Divas took over the game in the second half on both sides of the ball. The Divas scored 20 points that gave them a 34-28 lead as they headed into the final quarter. Despite Renegades' quarterback Allison Cahill scoring on a 44-yard touchdown run halfway through the fourth, the Divas drove down the field as D’Ajah Scott (bottom right) ran in her second touchdown of the night, which ended up being the game-winning score, 40-35.

Divas quarterback Amanda Congialdi (top left) led the team with 102 rushing yards and three total touchdowns. Kentrina Wilson (top right) had nine catches for 113 yards and two touchdowns. Cahill led the Renegades with over 340 yards and contributed for four of the team’s five touchdowns.

 

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