Czech Republic: Brno Amazons rally to capture 4th straight women’s title

After falling behind in the third quarter, the Brno Amazons rallied, scoring three second half touchdowns, two in the fourth quarter, to finally overcome the Warsaw Sirens 26-18 and win their fourth consecutive Czech title.

This was the first time the Amazons found themselves trailing in the second half all year.

Warsaw had grabbed an 18-6 third quarter lead before the Brno offense finally came to life. Alžběta Nečasová scored two touchdowns, one rushing and one on a pass from Petra Pejšková including the final, game clincher while Tereza Kubicová and Kateřina Šlesingerová each scored rushing touchdowns.

For Warsaw, Jolanta Sampławska threw two touchdown passes, one each to Sylwia Kazimierczak (15 yards) and Aleksandra Walczyńska (53 yards) while Walczyńska tossed a 31 yard touchdown pass to Magdalena Lonc.

The Sirens took a 6-0 lead early in the second quarter when Lonc hauled in a 31 yard scoring pass from Walczyńska. Brno tied it up with a little over a minute left in the first half when Šlesingerová punched the ball in from the two yard line.

That’s when the offenses came alive.

Warsaw struck first with Sampławska connecting with Kazimierczak from 15 yards out to give the Sirens a 12-6 lead. Two minutes later, Sampławska found a streaking Walczyńska to extend the lead to 18-6.

Trailing 18-6, the Brno offense took over. Nečasová capped a drive, weaving her way for an eight yard touchdown.  Markéta Oharková kicked the extra point and the Amazons narrowed the lead to 18-13 late in the third quarter.

The fourth quarter belonged to the defending champions as first Kubicová found room around the end on a toss sweep to start the fourth quarter with a 31 yard touchdown run.

With the score 19-18 in favor of Brno, Pejšková hit Heroschová in the end zone with an eight yard pass to make it 25-18. Oharková kicked the extra point and the Amazons defense did the rest. The Sirens could not move the ball effectively after that and Brno came away with their fourth straight title.

Amazons running back Tereza Kubicová gets to the outside and races 31 yards to give Brno a 19-18 lead

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