We are so proud of our 5 first team All-Americans and head Coach Erik Keister for representing the Cleveland Fusion this past weekend in Pittsburgh! Cleveland represented the National Conference with the most players and were huge contributors on Offense, Defense and Special Teams to bring home another Nationals win for the East!
Thanks to the Women’s Football Alliance and the Pittsburgh Passion for hosting such a great weekend and congrats to the D.C. Divas Football on winning back to back championships and the first ever The W Bowl!
Photo Credit: WFA.
Congratulations to all of the 2016 Women’s Football Alliance All-Americans! We are proud to announce 10 of our Fusion players who were awarded All-American honors!
Cleveland Fusion 1st Team All-American Selections: WR Maria Jackson, TE Cat Cain, OG Elizabeth Dillow, DE Chelsea Biggers, LB Veronica Rucker.
Cleveland Fusion 2nd Team All-American Selections: QB Keri Palma, FB Stacy Messner, LB Valerie Riley, SS Katie Green, KR Kanisha Coward.
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Cleveland Fusion Travels to Detroit for Week 9
Cleveland, Ohio – May 24, 2016 – The Cleveland Fusion will take on the Detroit Dark Angels over Memorial Day weekend on May 28th at John Glenn High School in Westland, Michigan. Last year, the Fusion defeated the Dark Angels 35-0 when the two teams met in Detroit on May 30th.
The Fusion are coming off of a bye week, and are hoping to carry the momentum from their victory over the Columbus Comets on May 14th into the game against Detroit. In the Columbus game, the Fusion defense drew first blood with a pick-six early in the first quarter. From there, the Fusion offense would take over by adding two touchdowns on the ground and one in the air to deliver a final score of 27-8.
The Dark Angels are 3-3 on the season, having defeated the Flint City Riveters 52-0, and the Toledo Reign 12-6 and 8-0. The Dark Angels are averaging 16.3 points per game, while holding their opponents to an average of 25.6 points per game. The driving force behind Detroit’s offensive attack is running back Emilie Halle, who has rushed for 605 yards and has 113 receiving yards for a total of 7 touchdowns so far this season. The Dark Angels are coming into Saturday’s game off of a loss against the Pittsburgh Passion.
Radio: MRSN/ESPN (Channel 3)
The game can be heard starting at 7pm through the MRSN/ESPN website (http://mrsnsportsnetwork.wix.com) on Channel 3 (the Detroit Broadcast).
Cleveland Fusion Defeats COLUMBUS COMETS 27-8
Cleveland, Ohio – May 17, 2016 – The Cleveland Fusion defeated the Columbus Comets 27-8 on Saturday night, improving to 2-4 on the season.
The Fusion defense scored the first touchdown of the game, with linebacker Valerie Riley returning an interception for a touchdown just 1 minute and 21 seconds into the first half. The Fusion offense followed suit later in the first quarter with a 12-yard touchdown run by Rosa Casiano to give the Fusion a 14-0 lead. The Comets responded late in the second quarter with a 6-yard touchdown pass and a 2-point conversion, leaving the Fusion with only a 6-point lead at the half.
In the third quarter, the Fusion added another touchdown off a 16-yard pass from quarterback Keri Palma to Riley. In the fourth, Palma ran the ball in herself for a 6-yard touchdown to give the Fusion a 27-8 win over the Comets.
The Fusion are off this week, but travel to Detroit on May 28th to take on the Dark Angels at 7pm. The Fusion return home to Maple Heights High School on June 4th for a rematch against the Comets to conclude the regular season. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students and seniors and can be purchased at http://clevelandfusion.com/tickets/.
NEXT Saturday come out to the official sponsor bar of the 2016 Cleveland Fusion – The Tavern off Broadway in Bedford – and meet the players on our 2016 roster. There will be chances to win great prizes, including fan gear and a GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY – a free trip to Las Vegas for two, complete with $500 of hotel comps!!!
Chances are limited and winner must be present.