Angels stumble on road, fall to Saskatoon

— image credit:

The next challenge for Abbotsford's fledgling Lingerie Football League team is learning how to play on the road.

It took the BC Angels some time to find their legs in their first game away from home, as they fell 22-18 to the Saskatoon Sirens.

The Angels dug themselves a 22-6 hole early in the third quarter, before staging a rally to get within four points. But in the waning minutes, they couldn't get the stop they needed, as the Sirens got three fourth-down conversions and ran out the clock.

"We made a wicked comeback – the girls were resilient," Angels coach Kevin Snell said. "If we could have gotten one more stop, we would have had a chance."

Stevie Schnoor, Jessica Hopkins and Christine Moore scored touchdowns for the Angels, who saw their record fall to 1-1. They had won their home opener 41-18 over the Regina Rage on Aug. 25.

"We came out really flat in the first half," Snell noted. "It was our girls' first road trip, in the sense of eating right, drinking lots of water, conserving energy, recuperation."

The Angels host the Toronto Triumph on Sept. 29 at 8 p.m. at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

World Cup of Hockey returns in 2016
Deadly dog walker sent to jail
UPDATE: Police incident on Clearbrook Road
Pilots starting to look playoff-ready
New dawn for wheelchair tennis in Abbotsford
Shoot for the Cure fundraiser upcoming
Chilliwack ends its relationship with Walas Concepts
Ryan Kesler escapes NHL hearing for Dorsett head shot (VIDEO)
Ministers object to sexual diversity policy

Community Events, January 2015

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Jan 28 edition online now. Browse the archives.