Friday, June 14, 2013

Surge to host Las Vegas in WFA Playoffs

2013 WFA Playoffs: Round One
San Diego Surge (7-1) vs. Las Vegas Showgirlz (5-3)
Santana High School (Santee, CA)
June 15, 2013 5:30 p.m. PST

After closing out another successful regular season, it’s now win or go home for the San Diego Surge as they get set to take on the Las Vegas Showgirlz in the opening round of the Women’s Football Alliance playoffs.

When these teams met in week 7, the defending national champions pulled off a 32-22 win despite a great effort from the Showgirlz. This game will mark their fourth meeting with the Surge owning a 3-0 advantage in the series.

In week four, the Surge suffered a 40-18 road loss to the Sacramento Sirens. It was their first and only regular season loss in team history. Since then the Surge have won four straight games by outscoring their opponents 185-34.

The Showgirlz will be looking for their first playoff victory since 2010. They come into this game with one of the most dominate rushing attacks in the league. With running back Shemika Finks leading the way with 1,376 yards on the ground, the Showgirlz are 41 Jennifer Cowen yards away from being the only team in the league with two 1,000-yard rushers.

The winner of this contest will move on to the second round where they will face the Pacific Warriors or Sacramento Sirens on June 22nd.

Head to Head
Impact Surge
OT Katrina Walter
2013 WFA first-team All-American
RB/LB Knengi Martin
2013 WFA first-team All-American
38 tackles (Leads Team)
Nine total touchdowns
RB/DB Cassey Brick
10 total touchdowns (Leads Team)
DT Maria Rodriguez
2013 WFA first-team All-American
Six sacks, 25 tackles, & 12 tackles for losses
Impact Showgirlz
RB Shameka Finks
2013 WFA first-team All-American
Rushed for 1376 yards & 20 touchdowns (2nd in WFA)
RB Jennifer Cowen
2013 WFA first-team All-American
Rushed for 959 yards & 13 touchdowns
LB Carrie Walters
2013 WFA second-team All-American
Six interceptions (Tied for 4th in WFA)

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