Week 5 Recap:
Prodigy vs. Phoenix
The Prodigy offense had to punt on the opening drive and Carolina took advantage of the opportunity, marching the ball up the field and scoring. They completed a two-point conversion to make the score 8-0 early in the first quarter.
At the start of the second quarter Washington was able to take the ball to the Carolina 2 yard line, but penalties and a sack pushed the Prodigy back. They had to settle for a 32 yard field goal from Lindsey Walton. The score would remain the same, as the Prodigy defense kept a Carolina offense that scores more than 30 points a game, to 8 points.
The second half was similar to the first, with the Prodigy getting into the red zone, but unable to capitalize. The defense remained solid, keeping Carolina out of the end zone. The game disappointingly ended with the Prodigy on the losing side of the scoreboard, 8-3.
Next Up: The Prodigy will travel to the far north across the Canadian border to take on the Montreal Blitz (5-2).
Listen Up as Running Back Monecho McMillan represents Team Blue fantastically in her interview on Extra Points Radio!
Click HERE to listen… starting at the 7:15 mark.
Prodigy veteran Bukola Landis-Aina and newcomer Aisha Sandidge are profiled in The Washington Blade. The 2 talk about their experiences before joining and while playing with the Prodigy. Read the full article HERE.
Week 2 Recap:
Prodigy at Nighthawks
Coming off a solid 14-0 week one victory, The Prodigy (2-0) headed to their local rivals, the Baltimore Nighthawks (0-2) for what’s been affectionately known as The Battle of the Beltway.
The first half was a defensive stalemate as both teams were kept off the score board. The Prodigy defense missed two big chances at turnovers and the blue and white offense weren’t able to convert once they reached the red zone.
But Washington turned up the heat in the second half. Gabby Sanders started the half with a 25 yard return on the kickoff, putting the offense in solid starting position. The Prodigy offense worked the way down the field and Monecho McMillan finished off the drive with a 5 yard touchdown run. The extra point put the Prodigy on top 7-0 with less than 8 minutes left in the 3rd quarter.
Baltimore ran the ball for the duration of the 3rd quarter getting all the way to the Prodigy 7 yard line. But once again, the ‘Darkside’ defense came up big. Ashley Marshall recovered a Nighthawk fumble on the Prodigy’s own 5 yard line.
The Prodigy running backs broke out for several long gains including a 30 yard run by McMillan, bringing the offense back into Nighthawk territory in the 4th quarter. A 15-yard pass to Sanders put the Prodigy on the 5 yard line where Cheri Gantt finished off the drive with a touchdown run. The score would remain that way and the Prodigy will now return home where they take on division rivals, the New York Sharks (2-0).
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