Six Cifuentes TDs fuel Colts win

The JCC of Bayonne kicked off its 2016 Indoor Flag Football Jr. Division with a “Barn Burner” featuring the Colts and Bears. Trading long scoring runs, the Colts got things rolling as Aaliyana Cifuentes raced full court for a TD. Responding quickly, the Bears’ David Matos tied the game with a TD sprint and then took the lead on an Amir Asouti two point grab. Down 8-6, Cifuentes once again galloped wire to wire to put the Colts back on top at 12-8. Scoring her first career TD, Mariam Rasslan turned a toss sweep into 6 points and a 14-12 Bears’ advantage. The seesaw scoring-fest never slowed down as two more TDs by Aaliyana Cifuentes and a TD and six extra points by Toni Rivada helped rack up 36 points by the Colts but the Bears kept pace with Rasslan’s TD and two point catch followed by David Matos notching a pair of TDs and a two point run. Knotted at 36-36, the Colts fought out to an eight point lead with another Cifuentes TD and a two point snare by Anthony Fraser. With 1:20 remaining, the Bears’ David Matos reeled in a 20 yard TD toss to pull within two points at 44-42, Colts. After two key defensive stops by Louai Asouti, the Bears were one play away from getting the ball back until the Colts’ Aaliyana Cifuentes sealed the Colts’ 50-42 victory with her 6th TD of the bout on a 30 yard dash.

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