(OVERLAND PARK, KS) In a “Show-Me State” tussle of teams within the Women’s Football Alliance (WFA), the St. Louis SLAM suffered a 27-17 setback Saturday to the Kansas City Titans at Shawnee Mission South.
The 10-point loss sent the SLAM (2-1) to 1-1 in the WFA’s Great Plains Division of the American Conference – Midwest Region.
The SLAM posted the early advantage with Taylor Hay’s fourth rushing touchdown of the season, a 15-yard scamper that gave St. Louis a 7-0 lead following the successful kick afterwards.
Kansas City scored later in the first quarter but failed on the PAT and the SLAM maintained a 7-6 edge after one frame.
SLAM quarterback Jelani Kelly scored on a one-yard touchdown keeper in the second quarter. Hay’s PAT kick afterwards pushed the St. Louis lead to 14-6.
Kansas City scored before the half concluded and added a two-point conversion. At intermission, the game was tied, 14-14.
Defense became a focal point of the third quarter. St. Louis was able to break the deadlock as Hay kicked a 15-yard field goal with 4:20 left in the stanza to give the SLAM a 17-14 edge.
The Titans scored late in the quarter, converted a kick, and sported a 21-17 scoreboard flip heading into the final frame.
Kansas City notched the fourth quarter’s lone touchdown and snagged a 27-17 win over the SLAM. The Titans improved to 2-1 on the season and claimed the top position in the WFA’s Great Plains Division with the 10-point duke.
The SLAM looks to rebound and plays the Minnesota Machine (0-3) next Saturday in Osseo, MN. St. Louis topped the Machine, 27-18, three weeks ago to kick off its 2015 campaign.
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(Story constructed via the Facebook page of the St. Louis SLAM.)