The Atlanta Phoenix (6-2) had their two game winning streak snapped in the regular season finale to the defending WFA Champion D.C. Divas (5-3).
Atlanta entered the game averaging 50.2 points per game including scoring 70 against the South Carolina Smash earlier this season but were shutout for the first time this season. D.C. scored touchdowns on its first two possessions for a 14-0 lead.
Play was halted in the second quarter due to a brief lightning delay. When play resumed the Divas tacked on another touchdown to go up 21-0 and that score held until halftime.
In the second half D.C added two more touchdowns including a pick six by Dana Blakely for the final score of 34-0. Divas quarterback Amanda Congialdi passed for two touchdowns in the victory.
Despite the loss Atlanta qualifies for the WFA (Women’s Football Alliance) Division I playoffs.
The Atlanta Xplosion opened their 2013 season with a 12-6 loss against the Carolina Phoenix. The Xplosion are a pro women’s football team that plays in the IWFL, Independent Women’s Football League, where they were the 2006 and 2011 champions. Through multiple coaches and ownership changes the Xplosion have remained a solid contender in the league for several years.
The Xplosion will host the Carolina Queens in their second home game of the season. The IWFL plays an 8-game regular season with the Xplosion playing their home games at Campbell High School in Smyrna (Cobb County), GA for the second consecutive season. The Xplosion have three more homes games at Campbell High School. The remaining home schedule includes the Carolina Queens on May 4th, May 11th vs the Huntsville Tigers and May 18th vs the Chattahoocee Locomotion. Their remaining games are on the road are return trips to those teams.
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