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SLAM Football Pushes Record To 5-0 In KC Road Win

by Brian Ledford

(INDEPENDENCE, MO)  So far, so good.

With a quartet of first-half touchdowns, the St. Louis SLAM continued their dominance for their return campaign in the Women’s Football Alliance (WFA) with a 28-12 victory over the KC Titans Saturday night at Truman High School.

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The SLAM, the 2016 and 2017 WFA Tier II national champion, collected the home/home sweep against their Show-Me State rivals and pushed their overall record to 5-0. St. Louis was idle in 2018 and is currently on the quest for their fourth national title.

With their first-half output, one can certainly picture the SLAM making that goal a reality later this summer.

With 2:50 left in the first quarter, St. Louis’ Danielle Price claimed a 52-yard touchdown run to draw first blood and Danielle Thompson’s successful kick afterwards resulted in the SLAM’s 7-0 lead.

On the their next possession early in the second quarter, Kaylee Nuetzling’s 20-yard pass to Price at the 13:40 mark resulted in another score. Thompson added the PAT that widened the SLAM’s lead to 14-0.

With 2:25 left in the half, running back Mary Altepeter surged for a five-yard touchdown run and Thompson’s third successful kick resulted in a 21-0 score.

The SLAM defense punished the Titans offense and St. Louis was able to snare a late red zone drive. Quarterback Jaime Gaal scored on a one-yard plunge with the game clock reaching goose eggs. Thompson’s perfect kicking output was retained prior to intermission and her squad held a 28-0 advantage.

Third quarter scoring was held in check by both squads’ respective defenses and the differential remained the same heading into the final frame.

Late Kansas City touchdowns by Liz Sowers, a 79-yard run off a quarterback fake, and Brittany Williams, a 15-yard run with 2:50 left, resulted in a tighter final score.

The SLAM returns to action at home vs. Minnesota Vixen, Saturday, May 25.

For more information, go to their official website.

Story constructed via stream coverage from the KC TItans.

 

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