(TULSA, OK) Paced by a high-octane offense, the St. Louis SLAM women’s professional tackle football team remained undefeated with a 49-16 road win over the Tulsa Threat Saturday night at LaFortune Stadium.
St. Louis drew first blood in the first quarter as running back Taylor Hay picked up her third rushing touchdown of the season. The SLAM successfully kicked the extra point to grab a 7-0 edge.
Tulsa returned the favor later in the quarter and scored its first touchdown of the game. The Threat’s two-point conversion afterwards flipped the scoreboard, 8-7.
St. Louis proceeded to score 21 points uncontested. In the second quarter, Kelly connected with Keyonna Smith for a 40-yard touchdown pass. St. Louis extended its lead to 14-8 with the successful kick.
Kelly later in the frame scored on a quarterback keeper. St. Louis tacked on the extra point and possessed a 21-8 halftime lead.
In the third quarter, the SLAM extended its lead to 28-8 as Kelly notched her second scoring pass of the night with a 60-yard strike to Victoria Nichols followed by a successful kick.
Tulsa posted eight points before the end of the third and narrowed the score to 28-16 heading into the final quarter.
The final frame turned out to be one of the SLAM’s most dominant quarters of the season, a 21-0 stretch run.
With 12:26 left, Kaylee Neutzling’s 35-yard touchdown reception from Kelly stretched the SLAM’s lead to 35-16 following the PAT.
Kelly collected her fourth touchdown pass with 5:10 left with Smith’s 25 yard catch. St. Louis widened its lead to 42-16 with the extra point.
The SLAM quarterback added a 40-yard touchdown run with one minute left en route to the 49-16 win.
The SLAM returns to action next Saturday at Kansas City (1-0). The battle between the Show-Me State squads will determine the leader in the Great Plains Division of the WFA’s American Conference – Midwest Region.
The next SLAM home contest takes place on Saturday, May 16 vs. Derby City Dynamite. For more information on SLAM football, go to stlslam.com.
(Story constructed from the Facebook Page of the St. Louis SLAM).