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Force vs. 3rd Rd: Boston Renegades
Result: 33-47 L  
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Force vs. 2nd Rd: Pittsburgh Passion
Result: 45-0 W  
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Force vs. St. Louis Slam
Result: 44-20 W  
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Force vs. Boston Renegades
Result: 24-25 L  
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Force vs. Toledo Reign
Result: 52-0 W  
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Force vs. Minnesota Vixen
Result: 53-0 W  
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Force vs. D.C. Divas
Result: 28-21 W  
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Force vs. Detroit Dark Angels
Result: 84-0 W  
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CHICAGO FORCE vs. Wisconsin Wolves

Result: 49-0 W

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Madison, WI. In a game Chicago was expected to win, Head Coach John Konecki simply put the ball in his quarterback's hands. QB Sami Grisafe responded with her best game of the season, completing 26 of 37 attempts with 5 TD passes.

The Force defense also came to play, stuffing Wisconsin on the opening series. Chicago went to the air immediately on a 24 yard completion to WR Dana Vermilye. Grisafe then found rookie WR Taylor Malloy for an 21 yard TD pass. Carolyn "Automatic" Lee kicked the extra point for a 7-0 Force lead.

Things didn't get any easier for the Wolves on their next possession as LB Angie Bandstra anticipated a perimeter pass behind the line of scrimmage. She drilled the receiver as the ball arrived. DE Darcy Leslie picked up the live ball and returned it 8 yards to the Wisconsin 28 yard line. Chicago's offense returned to the field and scored on its 3rd play when Grisafe again found Malloy open on the right side, this time for a 14 yard TD reception. Lee again split the uprights giving Chicago a 14-0 advantage.

Chicago's defense shut down Wisconsin throughout the first half, allowing the Force offense plenty of time to operate. Chicago's dominant offensive line opened gaping holes for the running game and gave Grisafe ample time to connect with her receivers. At halftime the game was well in hand with Chicago holding a commanding 35-0 lead.

The second half was more of the same, but also featured the offensive debut of rookie RB Dorian Bridges who carried 7 times for 61 yards. The Force offense ran for 200 yards, with Bridges, Cat Converse (11 carries, 72 yards, 2 TD's) and rookie Brandy Hatcher (8 carries, 33 yards) doing most of the work. Rookie receivers Malloy, Vermilye and Jeanette Gray all had breakout games. Veteran WR Harper had 6 receptions for 96 yards and 2 TD's, and TE Kim Marks also had a TD reception. Overall, the Force run and pass offense combined for 489 total yards. The Wolves offense was driving in the 3rd quarter, but LB Veronica Hernandez broke their momentum with a critical sack for a 7 yard loss. The Wolves final scoring threat in the 4th quarter - a 25 yard pass into the endzone - was thwarted by Martha Dantuma who batted the pass away at the last moment. The Force defense was led by Darcy Leslie, Tami Engelman, Alisha Brennon and Kim Marks. "We have some things to work on, but overall I'm very happy with the play of our defense," said Defensive Coordinator Anthony Stone.

Chicago at 6-0 is one of only 2 undefeated teams in its conference, and is battling for playoff position. The 2 remaining regular season games will determine which teams make the playoffs, as well as who will host.

The Force play their final regular season home game vs. the Pittsburgh Passion this Saturday May 22nd at 3pm.

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