Saskatoon Sirens Win Road Contest to Qualify for First LFL Canada Lingerie Bowl

Mark Staffieri@@MarkStaff100Contributor IIOctober 22, 2012

Courtesy of LFL Canada
Courtesy of LFL Canada

A contest that had a very strong playoff atmosphere, the Saskatoon Sirens held on by a 35-33 score in a road win over the Regina Rage. The Rage faithful, known as The Green Machine Nation, were a key factor in the game, creating a hostile environment for the visiting Sirens. With the Rage facing a 28-19 deficit at halftime, the team came back to nearly win the game. The engaged fans saw a second half in which the Rage outscore the Sirens by a 14-7 mark.

Emotions ran high for both teams in a visceral contest, as the outcome went down to the final play. The previous contest between the two saw continuous lead changes and sterling defensive play when needed, as the final play was a crucial factor in determining the winner.

Sirens quarterback Anne Erler has established herself as LFL Canada’s finest quarterback and its Most Valuable Player. Key performances by Heather Furr, Ogom Chijindu and Casey Simpson were essential in ending Regina’s Cinderella run.

In the two game Saskatoon Bowl Series, Regina outscored Saskatoon by a combined score of 59-55. With 3 wins for Saskatoon, compared to Regina’s 2, the Sirens will face the BC Angels in the first ever LFL Canada Lingerie Bowl on November 18 in Abbottsford, BC.  

Despite the loss, the Rage are the feel good story of the inaugural LFL Canada season. Boasting some of the most loyal fans in the league, the Rage are poised to become one of the signature franchises in the nascent league. Great performances by Nikki Johnson and Kylie Rossler make them franchise players and cornerstones in building a championship team.

The Sirens season has been defined by the superlative play of the dynamic duo known as Furrler. Anne Erler (of the Green Bay Chill) and Heather “Rockstar” Furr (of the Chicago Bliss) have been the leaders on both sides of the game for a dynamic Sirens squad.

As the Sirens get ready for the first LFL Canada Lingerie Bowl, Furrler will need to duplicate the superlative performance they provided in a 22-18 regular season win over the BC Angles on September 1. Furrler contributed 2 interceptions and 2 passing touchdowns in the victory, while winning the battle in time of possession.