Schedule

  • Las Vegas Citizens Business Bank Arena - Ontario, CA Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 8:00PM PT Los Angeles

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    Las Vegas
    Sin
    Standings 1-3
    Los Angeles
    Temptation
    2-2 Standings

    Citizens Business Bank Arena - Ontario, CA Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 8:00PM PT

    Game Stats

    Las Vegas Los Angeles
    Score 14 42
    First Downs 11 11
    Rushes-Yards (NET) 25-53 13-136
    Passing Yards (NET) 104 77
    Passes Att-Comp-Int 15-9-0 3-3-0
    Total Offense Plays-Yards 40-157 16-213
    Fumble Returns-Yards 0-0 0-0
    Kickoff Returns-Yards 1-16 2-1
    Interception Returns-Yards 0-0 0-0
    Fumbles-Lost 2-1 0-0
    Penalties-Yards 0-0 1-10
    Posession Time 22:39 09:27
    Third-Down Conversions 3/9 0/0
    Fourth-Down Conversions 2/5 0/0
    Red-Zone Scores-Chances 1/5 3/4
  • Los Angeles Sears Centre Arena - Chicago, IL Friday, May 9, 2014 - 9:00PM CT Chicago

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    Los Angeles
    Temptation
    Standings 2-2
    Chicago
    Bliss
    5-0 Standings

    Sears Centre Arena - Chicago, IL Friday, May 9, 2014 - 9:00PM CT

  • Seattle Citizens Business Bank Arena - Ontario, CA Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 8:00PM PT Los Angeles

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    Seattle
    Mist
    Standings 2-1
    Los Angeles
    Temptation
    2-2 Standings

    Citizens Business Bank Arena - Ontario, CA Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 8:00PM PT

    (LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Thursday, August 7, 2014)

    A chance to exact revenge was earned Saturday night. In front of a massive Los Angeles crowd at The Pirate Ship (Citizens Business Bank Arena), the Los Angeles Temptation punched their ticket to the Western Conference Championship with a 34-12 statement win vs the Seattle Mist. The Temptation will next play the Chicago Bliss in the Western Conference Championship

    With a spot in the Playoffs on the line, many predicted the game would be close. They were wrong. The Mist were held scoreless until the 2:32 mark of the 3rd quarter while the Temptation scored 20 points in the same amount time.

    Running back Carmen Bourseau led the way for the Temptation with an All-Fantasy type performance. She carried the ball 13 times for 95 yards and three touchdowns. Bourseau had a one yard catch that also went for a touchdown. Quarterback Ashley Salerno did not throw a lot of passes, but she was efficient. Salerno went 4-9 with 56 yards and two touchdown tosses. Rookie safety Michelle Angel had three tackles (one for loss) and two pass-break ups.

    On Friday night, Angela Rypien was confirmed as the starting signal caller for Seattle. Unfortunately, she could not maintain her status. When Seattle started their second drive of the 3rd quarter, Rypien was 3-12 for 24 yards. Needing for his offense to show some form of life, Head Coach Chris Michaelson turned, once again, to veteran Mary-Anne Hanson, the MVP of LFL Canada’s first inaugural Lingerie Bowl. Hanson finished the game 4-7 for 69 yards and one touchdown.

    The one constant for Seattle’s offense was running back Stevi Schnor. On the ground, Schnor had seven carries for 58 yards and one touchdown. Through the air, Schnor caught three passes for a game-high 40 yards and a touchdown. On defense, rookie safety Lily Granston had 2.5 tackles and a pass-breakup while her partner, All-Fantasy safety Jessica Hopkins, led the game with six tackles.

    The festivities started off with a bang! Temptation receiver Kelley Schroeder returned the opening kickoff for 40 yards, going all the way down to the Mist’s 12 yard line. The ensuing drive was all Bourseau. She ran the ball three times for 11 yards to get to the Mist’s one yard line and was found by Salerno for a one yard touchdown pass. Both teams went four and out and Seattle took possession to end the first quarter.

    After Seattle could do nothing with the 2nd quarter’s first drive, the Temptation struck again. Following a four yard pass from Salerno to tight end Monique Gaxiola (1 rec., 4 yds, 5 tackles) to get to the Mist’s 1, Bourseau ran for a one yard touchdown.

    On their first drive of the 3rd quarter, Bourseau gashed the Mist defense for a 26 yard touchdown run to make the score 20-0. With the ball back, and Mary-Anne Hanson now the quarterback, it was Seattle’s turn to make a big play. On the third play of the drive, Schnor countered Bourseau’s run with a 30 yard touchdown run of her own. Not to be outdone, Bourseau answered with a 32 yard run. She finished the job on the next play with her third touchdown run of the game.

    Determined to show that the team had not given up, Hanson hit Schnor for a big 33 yard touchdown pass. But, as they had done previously, the Temptation provided the answer and final score of the contest when Salerno hit Jasmine Byndloss for a 39 yard touchdown, her only catch of the game

    Seattle will have some decisions to make during this offseason, the most important being at quarterback. After being pulled from the game twice this season, Mist fans can rightly wonder whether she’ll be back next season. While Hanson was not perfect, she performed admirably when given her opportunities. With her performance vs. the Temptation, Hanson may have earned a starting spot for 2015.

    The Temptation can look forward to redemption. Coach Eddie Chan’s crew can now rest up and game plan for the Bliss. Veterans like Gaxiola, Salerno and Ogom Chijindu have not forgotten about the Bliss interrupting their quest for a fourth consecutive league championship. This should be all the motivation the Temptation need when they take the field versus the defending champs.


    Game Stats

    Seattle LA
    Score 12 34
    First Downs 6 11
    Rushes-Yards (NET) 13-65 20-126
    Passing Yards (NET) 93 56
    Passes Att-Comp-Int 19-7-0 9-4-0
    Total Offense Plays-Yards 32-158 29-182
    Fumble Returns-Yards 0-0 0-0
    Kickoff Returns-Yards 1-15 1-40
    Interception Returns-Yards 0-0 0-0
    Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-0
    Penalties-Yards 1-5 1-5
    Posession Time 16:58 15:02
    Third-Down Conversions 2/7 1/3
    Fourth-Down Conversions 0/5 0/2
    Red-Zone Scores-Chances 0/3 3/3

     

  • Los Angeles Citizens Business Bank Arena - Ontario, CA Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 8:00PM PT Chicago

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    Los Angeles
    Temptation
    Standings 2-2
    Chicago
    Bliss
    5-0 Standings

    Citizens Business Bank Arena - Ontario, CA Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 8:00PM PT

    Going into Western Conference Championship, only the Philadelphia Passion and Los Angeles Temptation had repeated as Eastern or Western Conference Champions, since 2009. On Saturday night, the Chicago Bliss added their names to that list. In the rematch of last year’s Western Conference Divisional playoff game, the Bliss defeated the Temptation 40-12 and earned their second straight trip (third in franchise history) to the Legend’s Cup.

    The betting line was a Pick’em heading into the game, despite Chicago being the reigning Legends Cup champions. Los Angeles was coming together as a team recently, especially with the resurgence of Ashley Salerno and the emergence of Carmen Bourseau. Neither would matter on this Saturday night that was dominated across all phases by Chicago scoring on six of their seven drives. Game MVP ChrisDell ‘Ferrari’ Harris led the charge with a game high 131 rushing yards and four touchdowns on 16 carries. She also caught two passes for 27 yards and an additional touchdown. Jessica Price also contributed an additional rushing touchdown. Heather Furr was 4-5 for 66 yards and a TD through the air. She also had a fumble that was recovered by Alberts.

    The Bliss defense got two sacks from Yahshi Rice and Chantell Taylor in addition to two interceptions from Alli Alberts and Kim Perez. They were lead in tackles by Dominique Collins with four (tied for game high). As a whole, the defense only allowed 116 yards.

    82 of the Temptation’s 116 yards came on the arm of Ashley Salerno. Salerno was 5-13 on the night with two passing touchdowns and 11 rushing yards. Jasmine Byndloss, who had a game high 53 yards receiving, and Sherri Awagah each had touchdown receptions. Carmen Bourseau led the team in rushing with 23 yards on 10 carries.

    On defense, Salerno and Chelsey Haardt led the Temptation in tackles with four. Haardt, Ogom Chijindu, and Awagah each recorded tackles for loss.

    Harris scored the first touchdown of the night on a three yard run in the first quarter.  The Temptation then took over and went on a 13 play 28 yard drive. After converting on second down with a Bourseau three yard run, the Temptation had 1st Goal from the Chicago 1. Runs on first, second and third down were stopped for no gain. As a result of an offside penalty on the Bliss, the Temptation got another chance on third down, but Salerno was sacked for a six yard loss. A pass to Kelly Schroeder (1 rec., 14 yds) on fourth down went incomplete and the Bliss took over on downs.

    On the following drive, Deena Fagiano took her only carry of the game for 15 yards to the Chicago 22 and Furr hit Harris for a 28 yard touchdown pass to make the score 15-0. With the ball on their own 10 yard line, following a false start penalty, Salerno found Byndloss for a 40 yard touchdown toss to put the Temptation on the board. At the end of the first half, the Bliss led 15-6.

    The teams exchanged scoring drives in the third quarter. Price (46 all-purpose yards) ran for a 16 yard score for the Bliss. Salerno hit Awagah with a seven yard touchdown pass for the Temptation, in response.  It was 22-12 Bliss heading in to the fourth quarter.

    In the final quarter, the Temptation were not able to cut into the Bliss lead. Their first drive saw Salerno get intercepted by Perez on second down. On their second drive, with 1:55 left, rookie Michelle “Mini” Angel (usually a receiver) came in as the signal caller. After an incomplete pass and an 11 yard rush to the Chicago 24, she too was picked off by Alberts. A 27 yard touchdown rush by Harris, her third of the quarter, put the finishing touches on the Bliss victory.

    The Temptation will now go in to their offseason wondering how they could allow themselves to be so badly beaten in their own building. Any swagger from the previous three championships has completely worn off of this franchise, a franchise that has come up short two years in a row under the direction of Eddie Chan. The question will be for LA, should ownership bring back longtime LA coach David Bizub or keep the course with Chan? The only good news for LA, they will return all of their key starters including team-leader, middle linebacker Mo Gaxiola.

    On the other side, the Bliss will have a little under two weeks to prepare themselves for the Legend’s Cup on September 6. As was determined in last week’s ECC, they will play Dakota Hughes, Coco Montgomery and the Atlanta Steam. The manner in which this season has played out for Atlanta, do not be in the least bit surprised to see Atlanta deliver the LFL’s biggest upset in the history of the sport on September 6.


    Game Stats

    LA CHI
    Score 12 40
    First Downs 8 12
    Rushes-Yards (NET) 18-34 23-160
    Passing Yards (NET) 82 66
    Passes Att-Comp-Int 15-5-2 5-4-0
    Total Offense Plays-Yards 33-116 28-226
    Fumble Returns-Yards 0-0 0-0
    Kickoff Returns-Yards 1-5 0-0
    Interception Returns-Yards 0-0 2-23
    Fumbles-Lost 1-0 1-0
    Penalties-Yards 2-51 4-15
    Posession Time 16:30 15:30
    Third-Down Conversions 2/6 3/6
    Fourth-Down Conversions 2/4 3/3
    Red-Zone Scores-Chances 1/2 3/3

    Los Angeles Temptation Individual Stats

    Rushing No. Gain Loss Net TD Lg Avg
    Bourseau 10 23 0 23 0 7 2.3
    Angel 2 11 1 10 0 11 5.0
    Salerno 5 11 10 1 0 11 0.2
    Schroeder 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
    Passing C-A-I Yds TD Long Sack
    Salerno 5-13-1 82 2 40 2
    Angel 0-2-1 0 0 0 0
    Receiving No. Yards TD Long
    Byndloss 2 53 1 40
    Schroeder 1 14 0 14
    Harvey 1 8 0 8
    Awagah 1 7 1 7
    Tackles UA-A Total Sacks TFL
    Salerno 4-0 4.0 0.0 0.0
    Haardt 3-2 4.0 0.0 0.5
    Schroeder 3-1 3.5 0.0 0.0
    Chijindu 2-0 2.0 0.0 1.0

    Chicago Bliss Individual Stats

    Rushing No. Gain Loss Net TD Lg Avg
    Harris 16 131 3 128 4 37 8.0
    Price 1 16 0 16 1 16 16.0
    Fagiano 1 15 0 15 0 15 15.0
    Alberts 2 4 0 4 0 3 2.0
    Passing C-A-I Yds TD Long Sack
    Furr 4-5-0 66 1 30 0
    Receiving No. Yards TD Long
    Harris 2 27 1 28
    Price 1 30 0 30
    Alberts 1 9 0 9
    Tackles UA-A Total Sacks TFL
    Collins 3-2 4.0 0.0 0.0
    Alberts 2-2 3.0 0.0 0.0
    Nwani 2-2 3.0 0.0 0.0
    Furr 2-1 2.5 0.0 0.0