Thursday, May 15, 2014

Reign Closes Home Schedule Against Cleveland!

Thee Toledo Reign closes out the home portion of the 2014 regular season as they welcome the Cleveland Fusion to Waite High School.

The Reign (4-1) saw their four game winning streak snapped with a 48-0 loss on the road against the Columbus Comets.  The Reign defense stepped up and caused four more turnovers, bringing the season total to an amazing 15 forced turnovers in four games (excluding the forfeit victory over Central Maryland).  Unfortunately special teams miscues combined with the offense not taking advantage of mistakes by the Comets doomed the Reign to their first defeat of the 2014 season.  The Reign now comes back home looking to start a new winning streak against in-state foes the Cleveland Fusion.

The Fusion (3-2) are coming off a commanding 71-0 victory over the Cincinnati Sizzle.  The Fusion have had better luck outside of their division, going 3-0 in games outside the Northeast Division but 0-2 against foes within their division.

The Reign and Fusion are very closely matched this season, both scoring approximately 23 points per game with Team Offense numbers ranging from 163 (Reign) to 154 (Fusion) yards per game.  Defensively the Reign holds a slight advantage in points per game (15) over the Fusion (20.2).  Cleveland swept the 2013 season series between these teams, but the Reign is poised to get back on the winning track as they march toward the playoffs.

The game this Saturday will be played at Waite High School, 301 Morrison Drive in Toledo, Ohio.  Kickoff is at 7pm and tickets are $6 with kids 5 and under free!  For our special attraction this week, all Toledo Public Schools students and staff will get into the game for $4 with their school ID's.  The film crew for "Perfect Season: The Untold Story of the Toledo Troopers" will be in attendance and we are hoping to fill the stands to provide crowd shots for the movie.  Who knows, you may find yourself in a motion picture!  We are also offering a discounted ticket price for participants in the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event on May 10th.  Anyone who wears their shirt from the event to the game May 17th will receive a discounted ticket price.

This will be your last opportunity to catch the Reign at home this season so be sure to make your way out to Waite High School this Saturday and support YOUR women's full-contact tackle football team!

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