Sunday, April 12, 2015

Surge not satisfied with season-opening win over Pacific

DB Sonfre Roberson (#2) returned two interceptions for touchdowns.

SANTEE (04/11/2015) The San Diego Surge (1-0) opened the 2015 season with a 73-31 rout over the visiting Pacific Warriors (0-1), but after the game, there was a feeling of dissatisfaction from Surge players and coaches.

While a 42-point win is nothing to sneeze at, there was a legit reason for their disappointment.

After rolling to a 27-0 lead by the end of the first quarter, the Surge allowed four touchdown runs, including two that went for 57 and 78 yards.

They were the same type of big runs the Boston Militia utilized to defeat the Surge in last season's WFA National Championship, so the Warriors may have brought back some painful memories.

On the bright side, the Surge defense picked off three passes and returned them all for touchdowns. Two came from defensive back Sonfre Roberson, and the other was recorded by linebacker Knengi Martin, who also recovered a fumble in the first quarter.

"My performance was OK," said Roberson. "You always look for ways to improve."

"Coincidentally [the passes] fell into my hands, but you can't do that without the defensive line attacking and the linebackers doing their job."

On the offensive side, Melissa Gallegos threw three touchdown passes, but she also contributed to four offensive turnovers, including two interceptions.

"A win is a win, I understand that, but I want to better myself," Gallegos said. "I want to make myself better so I can make my team better."

The Surge countered the Warriors' productive ground game with a strong ground attack of their own. Alexis Snyder rushed for three touchdowns, while Jessica Springer found the endzone twice in her Surge debut.

Snyder also scored off a screen pass from Gallegos, giving her four total touchdowns on the night.

Next week the Surge travel to Las Vegas to take on the Sin City Sun Devils. The Sun Devils made it's franchise debut with a 31-20 victory over the IWFL's Phoenix Phantomz in an inter-league contest.

San Diego Football Scores 4/11/15

Independent Women's Football League
California Quake (1-0) 34, North County Stars (0-1) 14.

"Salute to Service" Game at Kearny High
San Diego Enforcers (3-0) 53, USMC Spartans 18.

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