Fourth Women´s World Championship for Team USA
Team USA defeated Team Britain 42-14 to capture the 2022 Women’s Football World Championship gold medal. In a game of two different stories, Team Great Britain gave Team USA quite a fight in the highly anticipated game between two national teams.
Team Great Britain scored the first points in the game, setting the tone for another challenge to Team USA in the Women’s Football World Championships. Receiver Siobhan Walker caught a pass from quarterback Sydney Green, made a few Team USA defenders miss, and ran away for a 69-yard score. Samantha Read made the extra point, making the score USA – 0, GREAT BRITAIN – 7. Team USA responded immediately, using a combination of running backs D’Ajah Scott & Adriana Gutierrez to move the ball down field. A 22 yard pass from quarterback Brittney Bushman to tight end Krishna Lee put Team USA on the 5 yard line. A few plays later, Bushman ran in a score from the 2 yard line for Team USA’s first score of the game. Alania Lange made the extra point, making the score USA – 7, GREAT BRITAIN – 7.
Team USA took control of the game by scoring the next points of the game. Quarterback Brittney Bushman led her team on a 64 yard drive, getting all of her receivers involved in the process. Angela Baker, Katherine Floor, and Chante Bonds each had important catches to get Team USA down to Team Great Britain’s 5 yard line. From there Bushman threw a 5 yard touchdown pass to running back Adriana Gutierrez . Alania Lange made the extra point, making the score USA – 14, GREAT BRITAIN – 7. With almost 4 minutes remaining in the half, Team Great Britain began a 60+ yard drive. On the legs of running back Matta Ruth, Team Great Britain found themselves inside the 10 yard line. Two plays later, Matta Ruth scored on a 5 yard run. Samantha Read made the extra point, making the score USA – 14, GREAT BRITAIN – 14 heading into halftime.
The second half of the game was very different from the first half. Team USA scored on four consecutive possessions to put the game out of contention. Quarterback Brittney Bushman threw 3 more touchdowns to Stephanie Pascual, Maria Jackson, and D’Ajah Scott to put the game out of reach. Alania Lange supplied the extra points, making the score USA – 35, GREAT BRITAIN – 14 with 10 minutes remaining in the game. The final points of the game came on a 21 yard jet sweep-pass from Chante Bonds to Maria Jackson. Alania Lange made the extra point, making the final score USA – 42, GREAT BRITAIN – 14.
Most Valuable Players
- USA – Quarterback Brittney Bushman
- GREAT BRITAIN – Matta Ruth
- (USA) QB, Brittney Bushman – 19/27, 201 yds, 4 tds
- (USA) RB, D’Ajah Scott – 22 rush, 111 yds
- (USA) WR, Maria Jackson – 4 rec, 58 yds, 2 tds
- (GB) QB, Sydney Green – 4/17, 80 yds, 1 td
- (GB) RB/WR, Siobhan Walker – 4 rec, 80 yds, 1 td
- (GB) RB, Matta Ruth – 14 rush, 60 yds, 1 td
- (USA) LB, Darcy Leslie – 4.5 tkls, 1 tfl
- (USA) DL, Danielle Fournier – 3.5 tkls
- (GB) DB, Phoebe Schecter – 11 tkls, 1 pbu
- (GB) DB, Lucy Peaty – 9 tkls, 0.5 tfl
- (GB) DL, Delta Npuna – 4.5 tkls, 2 tfl, 1 sack