OTTAWA, Kan. – The Ottawa University women’s flag football team won their home game against Midland University Saturday night at AdventHealth Field, 35-12.

Ottawa took the lead just two games into the game. A poor snap from Warrior Center sent the ball into the end zone for safety and gave the Braves a 2-0 lead.

OU brings that momentum to her first drive of the game. Four plays and 66 yards later, Ottawa was in the end zone. Madysen Carrera ended the scoring drive with a 31-yard touchdown pass Jazlyn Camacho. Carrera’s extra point attempt was good and OU led 9-0.

Midland switched to midfield for the ball on his second drive of the game. Then the drive stopped. In third and 16th place, the MU quarterback was released Addison Orsbornforces a warrior punt.

12 games and 66 yards later, the Braves found the end zone again. Fourth and scoring from the MU’s 19-yard line, Carrera threw in a 19-yard touchdown pass Tatiana Dos Santos. The extra point attempt was not good and with 2:56 in the first round, Ottawa led 15:0.

On Midland’s third offensive drive of the game, the Warriors moved the ball to their own 36-yard line and had a fourth and a fourth. Orsborn continued to pressure the Warrior quarterback, firing them at the MU 38-yard line and Ottawa taking over.

The Braves offense failed to cross the goal line and turned the ball over on an interception. This time Midland was able to find the end zone and hit an eight-yard touchdown pass on his eighth play of the drive. The extra point attempt failed and Ottawa went into the dressing room with a score of 15:6.

Ottawa received the ball to open the second half and continued his scoring chances. OU put together a 10-game scoring drive that ended with a Carrera four-yard pass Alyssa Linkous. Carrera’s extra point attempt was good and OU led 22-6 and 4-23 in the third quarter.

Midland responded with its own scoring drive, 11 plays and 66 yards. The extra point attempt was not good and OU led by 2:54 on the left in the third by 22:12.

The Braves responded with their second touchdown drive of the second half. Carrera threw in an eight-yard touchdown pass Mandolin Scalisi. Carrera’s extra point attempt was good, and with 4:02 in the fourth quarter, the Braves led 29-12.

The OU defense grabbed a snack on the Warriors’ second offensive possession of the second half. Midland moved the ball to the OU 28-yard line. In third and eighth place, Orsborn earned their third sack of the game, finishing fourth and 14th for the Warriors. Suzanne Kaufman took off the Midland pass and the Braves took over their own 19-yard line.

The Ottawa offense ended the game with their third straight goal. This was 13 plays and 61 yards long and ended in a 14-yard touchdown pass Mya Quinn to Linkus. The extra point attempt wasn’t good and the Braves took the lead and the game 35-12.

In the box score

  • Ottawa finished the game with 375 yards in offense while Midland had 225 yards. OU had 327 yards in the air and 48 on the ground. MU had 221 yards passing and four yards rushing.
  • Madyson Carrera completed 0.702 percent (26-37) of her passes for 288 yards and three touchdowns. She also had seven rushes for 48 yards.
  • Alyssa Linkous had seven receptions for 84 yards and two touchdowns.
  • Addison Orsborn had seven tackles and three sacks.
  • Nina GraveDePeralta, Abby BrownAnd Hailee McKay had four tackles apiece.

who’s next

The Braves (4-0, 2-0) return to action against Bethel College on Monday, March 27 in North Newton, Kan. Game time is scheduled for 6:00 p.m


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