Cifuentes, Rivada spur Colts to victory

Leading the pack right from the start of the JCC of Bayonne Indoor Flag football Jr. Division season, the (4-0) Colts rely heavily on their potent offense. Hoping to derail the Colts’ campaign, the (2-2) Jets needed their ball hawking defense to step up. Going toe to toe for over ten minutes, the Colts held a slim 16-14 advantage as TDs by Aaliyana Cifuentes and Toni Rivada and a pair of two point conversions by Cifuentes and Amir Asouti helped out score the Jets as Mariam Rasslan (1 TD) and Anthony Fraser (1 TD, 2 expts) made it a two point bout. Kicking their offense into high gear, the Colts built a 36-14 lead with Rivada (1 TD) and Cifuentes (2 TDs, 2 expts) doing the heavy lifting. Down by 22, the Jets kept plugging away as Mariam Rasslan reeled in her 2nd TD making it 36-20, Colts. The Jet’s defense did step up to stall the Colts on two straight drives as Christian Benson and Anthony Baez squelched the Colts’ air attack. Unable to put points on the board after defensive stands, the Jets once again fell prey to the Colts’ passing game as a TD and two point grab by Aaliyana Cifuentes secured the Colts’ 44-20 victory. A special mention must be given to the Colts’ Louai Asouti and Alina Danelyants who each notched 4 key defensive stops.

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