GAME PREVIEW

Official News Release of the San Diego SunFire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PR #2003-15 (August 20, 2003) Attention: SPORTS/NEWS
CONTACT: MEDIA RELATIONS 619-295-8649 Email contact: info@sandiegosunfire.com
 LONG BEACH (2-0) @ SAN DIEGO (0-1)

SATURDAY, AUGUST 23, 7:05 p.m. – La Jolla High School

San Diego, CA The San Diego SunFire returns to WPFL action for their second consecutive home game on Saturday, August 23, 7:05 p.m. at La Jolla High School Stadium. The SunFire, after successive losses to last year’s defending American Football Women’s League champion Long Beach Aftershock, will be seeking their first win of the season against the Los Angeles Amazons.
Check below for the complete game schedule.

San Diego has suffered two devastating injuries to open the season. Veteran linebacker Kelly Loftis suffered a back injury in the season opener and is out for the year. While second-year wide receiver Heidi Waugus was added to the injured list with a broken leg suffered last week against Long Beach.

This is the fourth game of the season for the Amazons, who have yet to enjoy a bye week. Los Angeles won their last contest against the Arizona Knighthawks 26-6 on the road in Arizona.

San Diego, who will be playing the Amazons for the first time in team history, is in need of a win to keep pace in the American Conference, trailing the 3-0 Aftershock and Northern Ice in first place.

SUPER SUNFIRE – WR Carmen Cruz led all receivers with 104 yards in receptions and 1 TD in Game 2.

SIZZLIN’ STAT – RB Railene Ritzberg led all rushers with 107 yads and 1 TD in Game 2.

The San Diego SunFire is a member of the 17-team Women’s Professional Football League. The SunFire’s 2003 regular season consists of a 10-game schedule with San Diego playing its home games at La Jolla High School. Last season, the SunFire finished its second professional campaign at 9-1, the best regular season record in the disbanded American Football Women’s League and Silver Cup Winners of the AFWL. For scores and updates call 619-200-2555. For media info call 619-295-8649, or email info@sandiegosunfire.com. Please visit us on the web at sandiegosunfire.com or womensprofootball.com.

2003 San Diego SunFire Schedule
Week 1 Sun. Aug 3 – @ Long Beach
Week 2 – Sat. Aug 9 – BYE
Week 3 – Sat Aug 16 – Long Beach L/ 34 -13
Week 4 – Sat. Aug 23 – LA Amazons
Week 5 – Sat. Aug 30 – @AZ Caliente
Week 6 – Sat. Sep 6 – @Houston Energy
Week 7 – Sat. Sep 13 – Scorpions
Week 8 – Sat. Sep 20 – BYE
Week 9 – Sat. Sept 27 – AZ Knighthawks
Week 10 – Sat. Oct 4 – @LA Amazons 1pm
Week 11 – Sat. Oct 11 – @AZ Knighthawks
Week 12 – Sat. Oct 18 – AZ Caliente
BOLD – denotes home game at La Jolla High School

-SunFire Women’s Professional Football-