The Pittsburgh Passion picked up where it it left off last year, as it won its first game of the season, 66-0, over the Toledo Reign.
Wasting little time after winning the opening coin toss, Passion quarterback Lisa Horton hit Rachel Wojdowski for a 41-yard gain, which set up running back Tara Catone for a 10-yard score.
Catone continued to impress in her first game, as she ran it in from 43 yards out on the next score. Catone’s second score of the game — the first Passion player to ever score on her first two carries of a season — put the Passion up 13-0 early on.
The Passion kept their foot on the throttle, as the score was elevated to 53-0 at halftime, Horton found Wojdowski for a 10-yard touchdown pass, Octavia Griswold scored on the ground, Sharon Vazquez scored off a screen pass, Tia Montgomery punched it in from two yards out, Angela Baker hauled in a five-yard pass and Krystal Cozzo took a punt to the house.
Horton finished 7-of-8 for 139 yards and three touchdowns, while Catone scored on two of her three carries for 62 yards. The two top receivers — Wojdowski and Baker — combined for six receptions for two touchdowns and 109 yards.
The shut-out victory was the 42nd in team history.
The Passion will host Philadelphia next Saturday for their season opener.
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