The St. Louis SLAM, the city's all-female football team playing in the Women's Football Association, destroyed the Kansas City Storm in their first game of the season last night 77-0.
The SLAM defense was led by veteran linebacker, Kelly Kozlen (11 tackles, fumble recovery), and defensive end Liz Williams (11 tackles, 1.5 sacks, forced fumble). Rookie defensive end, Tayona Smith, stepped up big in her first game with 10 tackles, 1 sack, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery.
On the offensive end, quarterback Liz Lacy connected for TDs with veteran receivers Gail Graff and Katie Ode, as well as rookie WR Kate Evers. Evers scored her second TD of the game on a 54-yard run in the first quarter. The leading rusher for the SLAM in 2008, Pat Riggins, led the ground attack with 70 yards rushing on 5 carries and one TD.