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Angels stumble on road, fall to Saskatoon

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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.

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