WFA 2019 Playoffs: Pittsburgh Passion Postseason Run Ends In Overtime To Detroit Dark Angels

By Larry Snyder Imperial, Pa. – With the swing of placekicker Sarah Monte’s leg in overtime, the Detroit Dark Angels (8-2-0) derailed the Pittsburgh Passion’s (7-3-0) chances Saturday, June 29, to bring another Women’s Football Alliance National Championship back to the City of Bridges, 34-33. Following NCAA overtime rules in the WFA, Detroit on their possession powered the ball from the 25-yard line to the three and turned to Wayne State University product Tatyhana Pauling to get into the end zone. The 5-foot-7 running back charged behind the left guard and got the six for the Black, Crimson, and White. … Continue reading WFA 2019 Playoffs: Pittsburgh Passion Postseason Run Ends In Overtime To Detroit Dark Angels

WFA 2019 Playoffs: Pittsburgh Passion Face Detroit Dark Angels For National Conference Championship

By Larry Snyder Imperial, Pa. – The Pittsburgh Passion (7-2-0) face their Week Seven opponent the Detroit Dark Angels (7-2-0) Saturday, June 29, in the Women’s Football Alliance National Conference Championship at Joe P. DeMichela Stadium. This WFA Division II playoff contest takes the field at 7:00 p.m. These combatants met on the gridiron Saturday, May 25, in Lathrup Village, Michigan. The Black and Gold departed the Great Lakes State with a 35-16 victory. Head Coach Teresa Conn’s squad is 7-0 all-time against the Women of the Motor City. PASSION POWER POINTS Pittsburgh reaped a 20-0 advantage in the first … Continue reading WFA 2019 Playoffs: Pittsburgh Passion Face Detroit Dark Angels For National Conference Championship

WFA 2019 Playoffs: Pittsburgh Passion Win The Turnover Battle And Down The New York Wolves 41-6

By Larry Snyder Imperial, Pa. – Excitement filled the bleachers on Saturday, June 15, as the Pittsburgh Passion wrapped up their Women’s Football Alliance D-2 playoff match with a 41-6 victory, after exploiting three New York Wolves’ turnovers, early in the game, to build a 20-0 advantage by the end of the first quarter. Defensive tackle Kaitlain Niedermeyer got things rolling for the Women of Steel with a fumble recovery when New York, on a second down and four, ran up the middle and surrendered the ball at the line of scrimmage. Five plays later second-year running back Arielle Smith … Continue reading WFA 2019 Playoffs: Pittsburgh Passion Win The Turnover Battle And Down The New York Wolves 41-6

WFA 2019 Playoffs: Pittsburgh Passion Face New York Wolves In Round One

By Larry Snyder Pittsburgh Pa. – The hard work of overcoming the challenges of the regular season allowed the Pittsburgh Passion (6-2) to host a first round match of the Women’s Football Alliance playoffs Saturday, June 15, against the New York Wolves (5-3) at Joe P. DeMichela Stadium. This WFA D-2 contest is the inaugural meeting between these two squads and gets underway at 7:00 p.m. EDT. Pittsburgh secured their ninth division title at the beginning of June. Since 2007, the Women of Steel continue to build a fantastic success story as they enter the playoffs 12 out of 13 … Continue reading WFA 2019 Playoffs: Pittsburgh Passion Face New York Wolves In Round One

WFA 2019: Pittsburgh Passion Has Nine Players Chosen WFA All-Americans

By Larry Snyder Pittsburgh, Pa. – With the regular season wrapping up last weekend, the Women’s Football Alliance on Friday, June 7, published the roster of players named to their National and American Conference’s All-American Squads. The Pittsburgh Passion (6-2) placed nine athletes on the National Conference list. The WFA has over 2100 players spread across the country on 62 different teams in 2019. The WFA 2019 National Championship weekend is Friday, July 12th and Saturday, July 13th, at Marv Kay Stadium at Campbell Field on the campus of the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado. The Home of … Continue reading WFA 2019: Pittsburgh Passion Has Nine Players Chosen WFA All-Americans

WFA 2019: Pittsburgh Passion Dominate In 4th Shutout Of The Season, 47-0 Win Over Toledo Reign

By Larry Snyder Toledo, Ohio – The Pittsburgh Passion closed out their 2019 Women’s Football Alliance campaign on a two-game win streak as they collected their fourth shutout Saturday, June 1, with a 47-0 victory over the Toledo Reign (3-4) at Scott High School. Two weeks ago, the Black and Gold prevented the Detroit Dark Angels from putting any points on the scoreboard in the second half of the contest. Against Toledo, head coach Teresa Conn’s defense assembled four quarters of shutout football for the 51st time in team history. It was also the fifth meeting where the Women of … Continue reading WFA 2019: Pittsburgh Passion Dominate In 4th Shutout Of The Season, 47-0 Win Over Toledo Reign

WFA 2019: Pittsburgh Passion Down Detroit Dark Angels 35-16; Close Regular Season At Toledo Reign

By Larry Snyder Lathrup Village, Michigan – The defense of the Pittsburgh Passion (5-2) came together in the second half to shut out the Detroit Dark Angels (5-1) Saturday, May 25, which allowed the Black and Gold to claim a 35-16 triumph in the Great Lakes State. It was the seventh meeting all time between the two squads, and the Women of Steel own a perfect 7-0 record against the Women of the Motor City. Coming out for the third quarter, Angela Baker took advantage of the protection from her offensive line of Samantha Simeone, Morgan Cross, Erica Shoecraft, Kimberly … Continue reading WFA 2019: Pittsburgh Passion Down Detroit Dark Angels 35-16; Close Regular Season At Toledo Reign

WFA 2019: Pittsburgh Passion Lose A Close One To The DC Divas; Face Detroit Dark Angels Next

By Larry Snyder Imperial, Pa. – The impact of the stunning finish hung in the air at Joe P. DeMichela Stadium as the Pittsburgh Passion lost 26-21 on a last second touchdown Saturday, May 18, to the DC Divas. It was the 20th meeting between the enduring rivals and the Black and Gold’s final home contest of the regular season in the Women’s Football Alliance. With 16 seconds left, Divas quarterback Amanda Congialdi stepped up in the pocket and rolled out to her right under pressure from the Passion defense. She came back across the field, going from hash mark … Continue reading WFA 2019: Pittsburgh Passion Lose A Close One To The DC Divas; Face Detroit Dark Angels Next

WFA 2019: Pittsburgh Passion Shuts Out The Cleveland Fusion; DC Divas Up Next

By Larry Snyder Maple Heights, Ohio – The Pittsburgh Passion (4-1) collected not only their third win in a row but their third consecutive shutout Saturday, May 11, with their 40-0 victory over the Cleveland Fusion (2-3) at Maple Heights High School. Head Coach Teresa Conn’s defensive unit has 12 straight quarters under their belt of not letting the opposition into the end zone, matching the team record. The athletes making authentic and reliable efforts include Hannah Daman, Kaitlain Niedermeyer, Kim Zubovic, Amanda Coles, Ashley DiCicco, Rebecca Ehrgood, Devon Conner, Kellie Bell, Julie Ionta, Tenisha Spencer, Lizz Costanzo, and Diamond … Continue reading WFA 2019: Pittsburgh Passion Shuts Out The Cleveland Fusion; DC Divas Up Next

WFA News – Pittsburgh Passion Grounds The Baltimore Nighthawks To Improve To 3-1

By Larry Snyder California, PA – All pistons were firing in the engine of the Pittsburgh Passion offense Saturday, May 4, as they took down the unbeaten Baltimore Nighthawks 34-0 at Adamson Stadium, part of California University of Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh head coach Teresa Conn’s defense raised the bar as they delivered the 49th shutout in team history. The Women of Steel (3-1) has kept the opposition off the scoreboard for eight consecutive quarters this season in the Women’s Football Alliance. The last team to put the ball in the end zone was the DC Divas on Saturday, April 13 at … Continue reading WFA News – Pittsburgh Passion Grounds The Baltimore Nighthawks To Improve To 3-1