Utah Falconz soundly beat the Sacramento Sirens, 76-0

May 6, 2016

By BreAnn Hillhouse, For the Deseret News

The Utah Falconz Women's Football team brought another victory home after going head-to-head with the Sacramento Sirens in Sacramento last Saturday.

This is the first of a two-game series with the Sirens and a solid win of 76-0 indicates the future is bright for Utah. In fact, Utah started out the game with back to back possessions, scoring on both.

Coach Marc "Hutch" Hunter said, "Our women played very, very well. I believe Sacramento came to play, but when a team is down 14-0 five minutes into the game and they haven't had a possession they had to play catch up. We were fortunate to get that early lead, but I need to single out Keeshya Cox. She scored three touchdowns and set the tone early. An excellent effort by all Falconz."

The Falconz continue to score like a broken record stuck on gaining points. Ironically, while this is the most points Utah has put on the board this year, it's not even the most yards gained in a single game. Against the Sirens, the Falconz gained 420 rushing yards, resulting in an astounding seven touchdowns. Three touchdowns were run by Cox and two by Veronica Sisqueiros. Tina Tela and quarterback Louise Bean each ran one.

The Utah Falconz gained an additional 115 yards, recieving the ball fotwo touchdowns. Sisqueiros ran one in while Chanta'l Babcock recieved the ball to run 63 yards in a single play for a touchdown, both passes thrown by Louise Bean.

When asked about the game, Runningback Keeshya Cox said, "I think we played great assignment football on both sides of the ball. The Oline was straight up murdering people. I had linemen down the field running with me to the end zone. I love that."

The Utah Defense had a stellar game, not allowing Sacramento to put a single point on the board. Per the usual, the defensive statistics are off the charts with a total of 42 tackles; 24 being solo. Linebackers were on fire as Lyndi Prestgard had a whopping seven solo tackls, Renica Iese and Frieda Fetuu answered the call with three each. Hanna Seumanu and Lorette Cooper both sacked the quarterback once and between Prestgard, Taylor Bolding, Kaycee Tanner, AJ Roby and Fetuu there were four tackles for a loss.

On top of two passes batted down and four forced fumbles Emmy Raney, Elisa Salazar and Prestgard each took advantage of the Siren's offense to intercept and recover the ball.

The Utah Falconz have a bye week but the next home game is May 14, at 4 p.m. at Cottonwood High School in Murray. Tickets are $10 for ages 11 and up, children 10 and under are free. Tickets for seniors and veterans are $8.

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