Pittsburgh Passion seek rebound at Columbus on Saturday night

Coming off a tough loss last week, the Pittsburgh Passion will seek to get back on the winning track as they travel to Columbus, Ohio, to take on the Comets at Huffaker Community Sports Complex on Saturday night.

This will be the second time that these teams have faced off this season, with the Passion shutting out the Comets 49-0 in Week 4 Women’s Football Alliance action at Highmark Stadium in Station Square.

Playing at home, the women of Pittsburgh fell 42-28 to the Boston Militia in a hard-fought matchup.

The Passion stay on the road next Saturday, June 1, as they travel to the nation’s capital to take on the D.C. Divas at Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex in Landover, Md. Finishing out the 2013 season, Pittsburgh will be at home on Saturday, June 8, at 7 p.m. against the Detroit Dark Angels.

For more information on the team and the final games of the season, visit the team website.

Passion Pride: Pittsburgh is 3-2 this season, with 185 points scored and 1,726 yards of total offense. The defense has allowed just 84 points in five weeks.

Starting quarterback Lisa Horton is 77 of 148 through the air for 1,062 yards, 16 touchdowns and only two interceptions. Horton contributes to the ground attack, with 20 carries for 148 yards and one touchdown.

Rookie fullback Candice Snyder has 36 carries for 244 yards and four touchdowns. Her longest run has been for 38 yards this season. Running back Ciara Chic has 104 yards on 16 carries and one touchdown. Chic’s longest run has gone 53 yards.

Wide receiver Rachel Wojdowski leads the team in receptions with 22 for 421 yards and nine touchdowns. Her teammate Angela Baker has 206 yards on 19 receptions, including three touchdowns.

Defensive lineman Kaitlain Neidermeyer leads the defense with 27 tackles in five weeks of play, while defensive end Olivia Griswold has 3.5 sacks on the season. Linebackers Amy Betterton and Tia Montgomery are tied with defensive back Sharon Vasquez for the team lead in interceptions with one apiece.

Comets Clipboard: The Comets are 4-2 and have put 182 points on the scoreboard, while allowing 132 points in six weeks of play.

Starting quarterback Crystal Davis is 70 of 147 for 1003 yards, 13 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.

Running back Shelley Gates is the leading rusher with 133 carries for 774 yards and five touchdowns. Her longest run is for 57 yards.

Wide receiver Kryshana Pierce leads the team in receptions, with 15 for 275 yards and two touchdowns.

Strong safety Dietra Sherwin is the leader of the Columbus defense with 43.5 tackles in six weeks, with six of those tackles going for a loss.

For more information on the Women’s Football Alliance, visit the league website.

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