Sunday, April 21, 2024

Women's Football: Rebellion remain Unbeaten after holding off Seattle's late effort

Escondido, CA - The San Diego Rebellion stayed perfect on the season, improving to 3-0 with a 27-6 victory over the visiting Seattle Majestics (1-2) on Saturday night.

San Diego came out firing, recovering the opening kickoff at Seattle's 20-yard line. Quarterback Danny Trainor promptly capped the opening drive with a seven-yard touchdown run. The missed extra point left San Diego with an early 6-0 lead.

The first-quarter onslaught continued as the Rebellion offense remained in high gear. Running back Melina Malaxos punched it in from two yards out, and Trainor added another five-yard scoring run to extend San Diego's advantage to 20-0 after one quarter.

Seattle finally got on the board early in the second quarter. Cornerback Krista Seaman came up with a key interception, setting up a three-yard direct snap touchdown run by Andraliah Lee. But the Majestics failed to convert the two-point try, trailing 20-6.

Both defenses dug in during a scoreless third quarter. The Rebellion seized control early in the final period when Trainor broke free for a backbreaking 30-yard touchdown scamper to make it 27-6 after the extra point.

San Diego's swarming defense clamped down from there, securing the 27-6 victory. Trainor finished with a trio of rushing touchdowns to power the Rebellion's balanced offensive attack. Two-way athlete Nisha Taylor added to her stellar season with two interceptions, totaling three on the year. Linebacker Katie Claxton came up big with two recovered fumbles. 

The Rebellion will look to keep rolling next week when they host the 3-0 Atlanta Phoenix in a battle of unbeaten teams. Meanwhile, the Majestics have a bye to regroup before hitting the road to take on the Oregon Ravens in two weeks.

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