2013 Pre-Season Game
Saturday, 03-30-2013 from 6pm kickoff
Location: Rancho Cienega sports complex in LA
Saturday, 03-16-2013 from 12pm-4pm start
Location: EL NIDO PARK
18301 Kingsdale Avenue
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
Please join your PacWarriors in our "Annual Thanksgiving Event" at the Union Rescue Mission. We willl assist in preparing and serving meals at the Union Rescue Mission in Los Angeles. Please see flyer below for more information!
Nov. 20th 4pm-8pm
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Sunday Football Fundraiser! Come on out and have some wings and watch some football with your Los Angeles Pacific Warriors! Please see flyer below for more information!
Nov. 18th 2pm-8pm
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The Pacific Warriors are playoff bound & appreciate
your support as we take on the Las Vegas Showgirlz
in the first round of the 2012 WFA playoffs on
Saturday, June 23rd at 7 p.m. in Los Angeles, CA.
** 2nd Round of Playoffs Game Recap **
Warriors End Season On Sour Note With Second Round Playoff Loss To Surge
By Matthew Robinson
Look, the Pacific Warriors have so much to be proud of. They made it to the playoffs when 17 other American Conference teams were nixed from the playoffs mathematically and physically after their respective season finales on June 9; they made it all the way to the second round of the playoffs; they found some new players who can help them in the future; the Warriors placed three players on the WFA American Conference All-American team (CRYSTAL ASI, TIFFANY HUMPHREY, and LAUREN DAVIS); and they found a head coach in KURT HOPKINS who has patience and who is dedicated to bringing this program sustained success. Oh yeah, they also finished in second place in the American Division 17 league with future hopes of getting to the top of that league.
Amid all that, there was also a game played on June 30 versus the San Diego Surge. The result of that game was a 54-0 loss in which the Warriors seemed uninspired or had their minds elsewhere. In this game the Warriors were held to negative 20 yards on 43 plays and netted only 4 four first downs (2 were aided by penalty). Meanwhile, the Warriors' 2012 season is in the books (actually it's on the Internet on WFA.com) and they must look forward to the 2013 season.
Once again things started off tasty for the Surge as tight end CARMEN CRUZ returned the opening kickoff 29 yards to the Warriors 45 yard line. If it weren't for defensive back DAWN HARPER fighting off a Anna Sanford block and then crashing into Cruz for the tackle, Cruz probably would have had a 74 yard kickoff return for a touchdown.
On the drive her return led to, inside linebacker ASHLEIGH HAYES (7 tackles including 2 tackles for a loss of 7 yards) had one of the Warriors' key defensive plays. On said play, Hayes at the snap read the backfield then attacked the middle and then fought off a feeble block by left guard EBONI CHAMBERS and gobbled up running back CASSEY BRICK for a 5 yard loss on 3rd down. Later in the drive, safety BIANCA NIEVES took advantage of a high snap to quarterback MELISSA GALLEGOS from center JENNIFER A. WHITE, and tackled Gallegos for a 10 yard loss back to the Warriors 34 yard line. It was da esigned run so it didn't count as a sack for Nieves but it counted as a tackle for loss for her.
On the same drive and on another play, a facemask penalty was called (the Warriors only had three penalties on the night) on the Warriors defense. But before that play even started, the Surge's center twitched then moved her hips and posterior as if to snap the ball in a false start manner, but no penalty was called. That missed call and some key Brick and Gallegos runs led to the latter throwing a quick 6 yard touchdown throw to Cruz versus single/trailing coverage by linebacker ALICIA FREEMAN. The score was now 7-0.
On the Warriors' first offensive drive of the game, quarterback ALEXSIS "Legs" GLENN ran 4 yards downfield then pitched a backward lateral to running back TIFFANY HUMPHREY who then proceeded to gain 5 yards to the Surge 41 yard line. The play was aided by a crushing head-up block by fullback KIM HENRY on defensive end JANA SCHROTH (near the Warriors 49 yard line) and then a forearm shiver block by running back DESIGN TROTTER on a Surge defender near the left sideline. But on 4th down and 2, a failed Glenn to Henry pitch was fumbled by Henry and recovered by her too for an 11 yard loss.
But on the ensuing drive for the Surge, the Warriors came up with one of their better defensive efforts of the season. They forced the Surge to go nine plays without even scoring. Key plays on the drive defensively for Pacific was a shared tackle for loss of 1 yard by defensive tackle JACQUELINE CISNEROS and outside linebacker LAUREN DAVIS. Linebacker MONIQUE ADAMS also chipped in on this drive, with a quarterback hurry that forced an incompletion to wide receiver HOLLY PETERSON versus solid coverage by cornerback LANIKA MANNING on 3rd down and 11. Then later in the drive defensive backs TAMI SINGLETARY and AMBER WILSON broke up a pass in the end zone, which was aided by quarterback hurries by defensive linewoman SIMONE SOUTHWELL and Hayes. Then on the last play of the drive, MacLeod broke up a Gallegos pass. The drive took so much time, nine plays as mentioned, and it went for 35 yards all the way to the Warrior 13 yard line.
But for any momentum the Warriors seemed to have after that big defensive stand, it died when defensive back LORIE MOORE took back a Glenn pass 27 yards for a score and a 13-0 lead (the two-point conversion failed due to an alert Harper tackling a Surge ball carrier who tried to score). The Warriors next drive didn't go anywhere so they punted. Brick returned the Wilson punt 27 yards to the Pacific 30 yard line. That play helped lead to a 5 yard run by Brick to give the Surge a 20-0 lead with 1:45 left in the first quarter.
On the Warriors next drive, Pacific didn't get past their own 30 yard line as the drive ended on a tackle for loss of Glenn. A high snap to Wilson forced her to run for her life and she ended up getting tackled at her own 9 yard line. This gave San Diego delicious field position and they took advantage of it, as they scored on the first play of this drive on a run by their all-purpose player MONIQUE ZAKY for a 27-0 lead. The Warriors had their next drive end on a combined sack by linebacker CILENA TANAYA MOSLEY and defensive end BROLIK STOKES on Glenn for a 7 yard loss. Then the Surge took advantage of the sack and scored on a 5 yard Cruz touchdown catch to take a 34-0 lead.
After another three and out by Pacific, the Surge scored again on a KAYCEE CLARK 4 yard touchdown pass from Gallegos to make the score 41-0. The Warriors next drive died due to another Mosley sack and a fumbled exchange between Glenn and Humphrey. Mercifully, the clock ran out on the Surge after a 17 yard run up the middle by running back/cornerback ASHLEY MOODY, in which she (Moody) almost scored on the run but Wilson made sure she didn't as the ball carrier was tackled at the 1.
On the first drive for both teams in the second half Trotter caught an 8 yard pass versus tight coverage from Moody, with Moody more keen on intercepting the pass than providing solid woman for woman coverage. But her catch was wasted due to an interception that was returned 51 yards to the Warriors 17. This theft led to another Cruz shallow slant route scoring pass for a 48-0 lead. Due to that score and WFA rules, a running clock was used with about 9:17 left in the third quarter.
When the Surge got the ball back Southwell and MacLeod hurried the quarterback which helped force an interception into the waiting arms of LASHEREE CHRISTIAN who returned the theft 6 yards to the Pacific 15 yard line. Another Mosley and Stokes sack forced a fourth down situation and punt for the Warriors. Wilson though on the fourth down punt, secured the Warriors' first true first down of the game as she scurried 9 yards on a non-designed (a high snap forced her to take matters into her own hands) fake punt to the Warriors 26. On this drive that Wilson's run led to, left tackle REBECCA MUNOA recovered a Glenn fumble---that was forced by linebacker KALILAH LAWSON---that kept the drive alive. But Munoa's alertness and gratuity was erased by an incomplete pass to Trotter in double coverage, versus linebacker TARRAH PHILPOT and defensive back DOMENIQUE MANNING that helped turn the ball over to the Surge.
But on the Surge's next drive, the Warriors executed their second straight defensive stand in which they didn't allow a score. A key play on this drive was a Christian tackle on Peterson, in which Christian read the play and dropped Peterson for a five yard loss in a very angry manner. Then the Surge's offensive drive died on fourth down due to big pressure on the quarterback by AMANDA MUNOA (coming hard and intense from the right side) and Davis, which aided in forcing an incomplete pass into the end zone that was intended for either Brick and/or wide receiver/kicker RYLIE BUCKHOLZ. Harper, Manning, and Wilson were all over those two receivers, legally, as the Warriors got the ball back with not too much time left in the game.
Glenn threw a 12 yard pass to Manning down to the Warriors 22 which gave them their second true and earned first down of the game. On the play, Manning got off the line, then she ran to where right cornerback STEPHANIE TOMLINSON was positioned, then she shook then spun away from the defender and caught the pass for what may have been the play of the game for Pacific despite it coming sooooooooo late in the game. Glenn later threw a 16 yard completion to Trotter along the right sideline who was then ushered out of bounds by defensive back KRISTIN LOVE. Good blocks on that play were provided by offensive linewomen DENISHA "Debo" TERRELL, CRYSTAL ASI, and the Munoa sisters.
Well, in the words of Jay-Z it's on to the next one. The next one being the 2013 season.
Warriors - 0
Surge - 48
** 1st Round of Playoffs Game Recap **
Warriors - 27
Showgirlz - 20
** Eigth Game Recap **
Surge Capitalize On Warriors Mistakes In Blowout Win
By Matthew Robinson
Most people would look at the San Diego Surge's 49-0 conquest over the Pacific Warriors in Santee, California as a simple blowout. And they would be wrong. The Surge took advantage of consistent good field position, consistent bad field position for the Warriors, nine penalties on the Warriors, and the Warriors inability to take advantage of golden opportunities to advance their season record to 7-0. As far as offensive statistics were concerned, the Warriors were only able to muster 115 yards total offense (120 yards passing and negative 5 yards rushing) while the Surge gained 408 yards total offense (187 yards passing and 233 yards rushing).
The game didn't start off well for the Warriors as the Surge's MONIQUE ZAKY returned the opening kickoff 27 yards to the Surge 45 yard line. Later in that same drive, the Warriors were called for pass interference when all BIANCA NIEVES was trying to do was get in the way of a MELISSA GALLEGOS pass to HOLLY PETERSON near the left sideline. Because of that call the Surge received a first down and 10 with the ball on the Warrior 25 yard line. It was essentially a 26 yard penalty (the play started on the Surge 49). That play led to a Gallegos 2 yard touchdown pass to CARMEN CRUZ with 9:52 left in the first quarter. On the ensuing drive on their first offensive play, the Warriors got the first of what would be six false start penalties for the game. Meanwhile, the drive ended up dying on a 3rd and 15 incompletion from ALEXSIS GLENN to LASHEREE CHRISTIAN.
But the Warriors received new life when AMBER WILSON on fourth down, took an errant punt snap and tried to make a run for positive yards only to be facemasked by the Surge's KNENGI MARTIN. The Warriors received a 1st and 10 with the ball on their own 39. The biggest play of the drive was an 11 yard completion from Glenn to JESSICA CHEEKS which advanced the ball to the Surge 48. But the drive was killed by two false start penalties and a no gain carry by KIM HENRY on 4th and 1. That Henry play was doomed from the start, as the Surge checked into a three to four-woman blitz with linebacker MICHELLE STARKS eventually getting through cleanly and knocking Henry down for no gain. The Surge got the ball back and Zaky again annoyed the Warriors, this time on a 32 yard run. But she paid for that long run dearly, as she was belted and knocked clear off her feet out of bounds by linebacker ALICIA FREEMAN. Later in the drive CASSEY BRICK secured a 33 yard catch versus double and blown coverage to put the ball at Warriors 5 yard line. Yes the Surge scored on this drive to take a 14-0 lead (with 11:46 left in the second quarter), but a highlight on this drive for the Warriors was when BIANCA NIEVES blasted Cruz and knocked her down hard on her back on a 3rd and 20 incompletion.
On the Warriors first drive of the second quarter they started at their own 5 yard line. The drive ended up netting 1 yard to their own 6 yard line. But if it weren't for a DAWN HARPER fumble recovery on a fourth down punt that touched the Surge's TRACY WONG, the Surge may very well have been set up in great field position and with another chance to score. So on this second drive of the second quarter for Pacific, a 13 yard STEPHANIE LOPEZ reception and a late hit penalty on the Surge's Martin advanced the ball to near midfield. But the drive died on a sack of Glenn by linebacker TARRA PHILLPOT at the Warriors 48. Wilson then got off a solid 27 yard punt to the Surge 25. The Surge had four offensive drives in the first half (scored on two of them). But on their drive after the Wilson 27 yard boot, they were denied the end zone due to an 8 yard tackle for loss credited to linebackers MONIQUE ADAMS and LAUREN "Loco" DAVIS and a 4th and 10 incompletion versus tight coverage form Nieves on Peterson.
On the next Warriors drive, tight end AMANDA MUNOA took into custody a 14 yard pass to the Surge 44. But a Glenn interception to ASHLEY MOODY turned out the lights on the drive. But fortunately for the Warriors the clock wasn't the Surge's friend, as less than 2 minutes remained in the half and the Surge had to drive 74 yards in that time span to score. The Surge are not a quick strike offensive team, their offensive drives are slow and methodical but effective.
Taylor started off the second half with a 23 yard kickoff return to the Surge 37. Later, running back TIFFANY HUMPHREY gained 10 yards. But her efforts were wasted due to a false start penalty and an incompletion to Munoa near the right sideline. The Warriors got the ball back when Cheeks laid her hands on an interception that was thrown right to her, and she returned the theft 16 yards to the Surge 43 yard line. But Cheek's interception was wasted, as Glenn and Humphrey miscommunicated on a 3rd down incompletion. On the Surge's next offensive drive, the highlight for the Warriors was a big hit administered by Davis on Zaky after a 16 yard run. Zaky didn't even see the hit coming and she just went down like a sack of potatoes. The Surge later scored on that same drive with a Gallegos 21 yard pass to Peterson to take a 21-0 lead. Two false start penalties on the Warriors next drive late in the third quarter killed another drive. Wilson's 3 yard punt near the side of her foot gave the Surge the ball at Warriors 45. This led to another Gallegos touchdown pass, this time from 14 yards out to Brick for a 28-0 lead with 12:34 left in the fourth quarter. That score was apart of what would be an aggravating 28-point scoring binge by the Surge.
On the drive directly after Brick's touchdown reception, Munoa had a 15 yard reception wiped out by a penalty then she caught a pass that went for 14 yards but was stripped of the ball (recovered by San Diego) near the Warriors 30 yard line by Starks . The Surge proceeded score on an 11 yard Zaky run. Then on the Warriors next drive, the Surge's LORIE MOORE closed the door on the Warriors drive with a 51 yard interception return for a score to make the count 42-0. Give offensive/defensive linewoman CRYSTAL ASI credit, as she ran with Moore all the way to the end zone despite being tired and frustrated. Much later, GLENN executed two kneel-downs to end the game.
There were some positives in this game for the Warriors though. Linebacker NANCY MACLEOD led the team in tackles with 11 (which included an assisted tackle for loss of 3 yards) and she showed why she is one of the best form tacklers in American Conference Division 17. It is hard to get out of her tackles due to her caring about tackling technique. Then there was BIANCA NIEVES (second leading tackler with 9 and 1 pass defended) who gave 100 percent no matter what the score was.
** Forth Game Recap **
**Third Game Recap **
**Second Game Recap **
Assassination by 104 degree heat does not occur, Warriors move to 2-0
Phoenix, AZ ? The first road test for the 2012 Pacific Warriors just happened to be to Arizona, to play the Assassins. Last years' Assassins team was quite potent and just barely missed going to the playoffs. This years team consisted of only 4 vets with the rest being eager rookies, looking to find their niche in the game. In an effort to help their young squad out, mother nature delivered the first three-digit temperatures of the season.
Pacific received the ball first and went right to work amounting an 11-play drive that mixed the run and pass in getting the ball into the endzone, converting two 4th downs in the process. Alexsis Glenn, #18, would connect with Tiffany Maxwell-Humphrey, #28, for the first score of the game, a short 6-yard pass completion. As was the case last week, the Warriors defense was stifling, holding the Arizona offense in check the entire game. Unlike last week's opponent, the Assassins came prepared with a punting game and Taryn Thompson, #12, would punt the ball deep every time. She even registered a 65-yard punt at one point in the game. After not getting that much punt return work in last week, Pacific savored this opportunity. LaSheree Christian, #27, took the first punt by Thompson up the Warriors sideline for an 83-yard touchdown return.
The defense was unable to register as many sacks or tackles for loss as last game but they clearly made up for that by scoring points of their own and forcing turnovers. Alicia Freeman, #20, registered a safety and Lauren Davis, #55, shoved an Assassin away from a fumble, fell on it, got up after not being touched and ran 20 yards for a touchdown. Davis also recorded sack, while Stephanie Taylor, #88, obliterated the QB for a sack as well. Shawn Bolton, #14, came up with two picks and third pick by Niesha Williams, #22, was reversed because of an offsides penalty, one of four called on the Warriors defense.
The offense, which ran so well last game, changed things up, came out passing and continued to pass all game long. Glenn would end up with a career day completing 12 passes for 216 yards and 4 TD's. Christian hauled in two of those TD catches while Amanda Munoa, #32, only needed one hand to pull a pass out of the air and take it in for the score. Tami Singletary, #24, was the other Warrior to register a TD. She did so on a razzle-dazzle play that had Munoa on a reverse and pitching the ball to Singletary.
The second game of this current road trip will be in Las Vegas against the Silver State Legacy (1-1), a 2011 playoff team. Kickoff is at 7PM. Please check the website for further information.
Warriors avoid getting stung by San Diego
Manhattan Beach, CA ? The 2012 season for the Pacific Warriors opened at home against the San Diego Sting. Both teams were looking to improve on the 2011 season results and both entered the game with high hopes. The Warriors entered the game with several familiar faces on the field and sideline but were led by a different head coach and a couple of vets from other teams. Kurt Hopkins made his debut as the Warriors Head Coach after 6 seasons away from women?s football.
The Warriors would win the toss and elected to defer choice until the 2nd half. The first series on offense for San Diego would be indicative of the night ahead of them. Nancy MacLeod, #51, would stop the Sting RB in the hole for a 1-yard loss on 1st down. On 2nd down, Stephanie Taylor, #88, jumped offsides to give the Sting a 2nd and 6. San Diego put the ball in the air and the ball was almost picked by Bianca Nieves, #10. On 3rd & 6, Tracy Cabugao, #9, would scramble for her life but would eventually be sacked by Alicia Freeman, #20. Both teams lined up in their respective punt formations and the snap from center was dropped by the punter, Christina Manzanares, #12. She quickly picked up the ball and attempted to run the 11 yards for the 1st down but was pushed out of bounds by Shawn Bolton, #14 after a gain of one yard.
Pacific would go right to work on offense. Dee Trotter, #31 would pick 6 yards, followed by Alexsis Glenn , #18, for 5 yards and the first 1st down of the game. Glenn would connect with Tami Singletary, #24 and the Warriors quickly found themselves at the 4-yard line. An all-out blitz by the San Diego worked to perfection as they were able to sack Glenn for an 8-yard loss. Trotter would take the next play up the middle and bounce to the outside, outrunning the defense for the first score of the game.
San Diego would drive all the way to the Warriors 24-yard line thanks to two penalties by the Warriors defense on 3rd downs. That would be all they got as the pass would fall incomplete on 1st and 2nd down, and 3rd down would result in lost yardage. They lined up to go for it on 4th down but the snap went over the head of Cabugao and once again she had to scramble to find a receiver. Nieves was able to force her to step up where Crystal Asi, #73, registered the sack.
After a 1st down incompletion, Glenn connected with Amanda Munoa, #32, for a 18-yard gain. Trotter would receive a pitch to the left and race Akilah Green, #2, to the endzone. Green caught Trotter at the 7 but a well time and even better executed stiff arm by Trotter knocked green to the ground and Trotter picked up her second TD of the night.
The rest of the game would proceed with much of the same. A ferocious defense led by Ashleigh Hayes, #56, and MacLeod would force the Sting offense into 4th down situations where San Diego would chose to go for it instead of punting. This left the Warrior offense with a short field and easy scoring opportunities. The score at halftime was 36-0 and after another quick score in the 3rd quarter, the mercy rule running clock went into effect. The Warriors would add another TD in the 3rd to reach 48 on the night and the only thing left in question was if the defense would secure the shut out. San Diego would reach the Warriors 16-yard line, once again because of penalties, but were pushed all the back to the 34 after a holding call and a sack for an 8-yard loss by Jackie Cisneros, #92.
Standouts for the game on offense were Trotter with 173 yards rushing and 5 touchdowns, Tiffany Humphrey, #28, with an additional 96 yards and a score. Obviously kudos go out to the offensive line for creating some great running lanes. On the defensive side, Nieves and Lanika Manning, #21, registered interceptions to go along with 10 sacks, three by Hayes.
The Pacific Warriors (1-0) travel to Phoenix and Las Vegas the next two weekends before coming back home on May 5th for a game against the San Diego Surge. Please check back here for updates and to follow all going on with your 2012 Pacific Warriors.
Sting ???? - ?0
Warriors - 48
PACIFIC WARRIORS 2012 SEASON SCHEDULE
Practice Field Location:
Tuesday & Thursday
3624 Artesia Blvd
Torrance, California 90504
3624 Artesia Blvd
Torrance, California 90504
Our April fundraiser will be held at? GS Game Sports Bar Restaurant & Lounge, 5630 West Manchester Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90045. It will take place between 4-8pm on Sunday April 1st!? age limit is 21 and over. Please come out and support you Los Angele Pacific Warriors be joining us in an evening of fun and games!
**MARCH SCRIMMAGES!! **
We have two scrimmages set for the month of March! Our first scrimmage will be against the West Coast Lightning on March 24, 2012 at Alta Murrieta Park 39775 Alta Murrieta Drive,?Murrieta, CA 92563, starting at 1pm!
Our second scrimmage will take place on March 31, 2012 at Belmont High School, 1575 Second Street, Los Angeles, CA 90026, starting at 4pm!!
**NEW SPORTS MEDICAL STAFF **
The ALL PRO HEALTH CENTER is our new team sports medical provider. Dr. Mario Dominguez and his staff will be devoting their time to ensure each player reaches their potential and stays healthy throughout the season. The All Pro Health Center is located in both Lakewood and Arcadia to meet your needs.
**WARRIORS PRACTICE BEGINS JAN 7, 2012**
Our first practice and last try out for the 2012 season will be on Sat. Jan. 7th 10am at Mas Fukai Park in Gardena. This will be your last chance to join the team for the 2012 season!