Los Angeles, CA - It was a beautiful day in Southern California, like many other days, but even more so for a football game! The California Quake 2015 season kicks off against a fairly new local rival team, North County Stars.
The new Quake Head Coach, Tim Holmes Sr has his hands full with an iron-woman squad for his inaguaral year. But he's no stranger working with a short roster, as he's been there before with his former team, Carolina Phoenix.
Quake receives the ball as #13 Shannon Yahn catches the ball and fumbles a bit but was able to get a good bounce. What could have been a bad start ended up being a great field position. Though, Stars defense held them and forced Quake to punt. The first quarter seemed to be a struggle for both teams to get anything going. Quake had a great offensive drive at the end of the first quarter. They started the second quarter threatening to score in the red zone, as new QB #11 Brittany Seabloom passes for intended #13 Yahn WR was intercepted by Stars #19 Vanessa Traut. But Quake defense was determined to put some pressure on the Stars QB and #21 Justina Duran changes the momentum of the game with an interception placing the Quake back in the red zone. #32 Lekeisha Bible runs it in for a TD and #11 Seabloom completes a pass to #13 Yahn for the 2-point conversion. Quake 8-0 with 8:07 left in the first half. Stars next possesion they find themself in a fourth in long and decide to go for it. Quake defense is at it again, rushing the QB giving her no time forcing a pass where #21 Duran swoops from behind with a pick six! Runs it back for about a 40 yard touchdown and her second interception and first TD of the game. Quake 14 Stars 0 at half time.
It was a bit quiet in the beginning of the 3rd quarter though things began to pick up for both teams. #21 Duran intercepted the ball two more times, taking one back for approximately 70 yards for her second defensive touchdown. #13 Yahn aka Flash picked up the pace in the second half completing a pass for her first career touchdown, 2 interceptions, took one back for a touchdown and retrieves a loose ball on a special teams kick off. #3 Emily Dieu also completes her first career pass completing a 2-point conversion. Final score Quake 34 Stars 14
This game was a team effort of each player coming from an iron-woman football team. #33 Cachrelle Bolden made a team high of 10 tackles for her career debut as team captain. Along with #32 Bible and #25 Veronica Calhoun racking up 9 tackles each for the game as well. #27 Chassity Arnold, quiet but deadly always found herself in the back field putting pressure on the QB got the only sack of the game against the Stars QB.
Quake off to a great start to the season, now hits the road to face the Sacramento Sirens this coming Saturday.
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