Recap vs. Pittsburgh Passion – June 5, 2004

Hamlin Sparks Divas Past Pittsburgh Again, 42-14
DC 42, Pittsburgh 14
By Neal Rozendaal

Recap • Statistics

Washington, DC – Divas quarterback Allyson Hamlin is rewriting the Divas record books, and once again, she is using the Pittsburgh Passion defense to do it. Two weeks after throwing for a franchise-record 369 passing yards in a 28-14 victory over Pittsburgh, Hamlin was at it again, this time tossing a team-record five touchdown passes in the Divas’ 42-14 win Saturday.

Hamlin finished the game with 200 yards on 11-for-24 passing and her franchise-record five touchdowns. Tara Kallal led the team in receiving with 68 yards on three catches, two of them going for touchdowns. Nikki Williams also had two touchdown receptions, catching four passes in the game for 43 yards.

The Divas (7-0) exhibited a versatile offense with multiple scoring weapons. Hamlin’s longest pass of the day was a 48-yard toss to Vickie Lucas, the third Divas wideout to reel in a receiving score from Hamlin. LaShawn Foust added a rushing touchdown for the Divas.

On the other side of the ball, the Passion (5-2) were held without a passing touchdown for the first time this season. Pittsburgh quarterback Lisa Horton was intercepted twice by the Divas defense, although she did score both of the Passion’s touchdowns rushing on the ground.

The Divas are now 7-0 on the season, and they will wrap up the regular season at home this Saturday against their archrivals, the Baltimore Burn. Last year, the Divas took a 7-0 record into the final game of the regular season, but their quest to finish a perfect 8-0 was dashed when the Burn notched a 22-14 upset. The Divas will get a second chance on June 12 to complete their first perfect 8-0 regular season in franchise history.

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