The Saskatoon Valkyries are heading to the WWCFL finals after eliminating their provincial rivals, the Regina Riot, on Sunday afternoon, taking the Prairie Conference championship title.
The Valkyries dominated the first half of the game, shutting down the Riot and scoring 41 points.
“We just weren’t ready at the start and that kind of killed us. They got a jump on us and it’s tough to come back,” said Riot head coach Darren Fisher.
The team did come back after halftime, scoring 20 points in the third quarter and another 7 in the fourth.
“We kind of rolled the first half, and they scared the heck out of us in the third quarter but we pulled it back together in the forth,” said Valkyries head coach Jeff Yausie,
The 55 – 27 final score ends the season for the Riot – who have missed out on the title for the past three years.
“We showed good heart and I was very happy with the girls – they played their hearts out in the third and forth quarters,” said Fisher.
With this big win under their belt, the Valkyries will play the western conference champions, the Lethbridge Steel, next Saturday at Mosaic Stadium for the WWCFL title.
The Valkyries have held that title for the last two years, beating out the Edmonton Storm in 2011 and the Lethbridge Steel in 2012.
“For us it’s really big to win our rivalry with Regina,” said Yausie, “but now we have to prepare as much as we can in the week for Lethbridge.”