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By JOE SCANNELLA Spartans News Service EVERETT, Wa. The Seattle Spartans (0-3) women's football team have one last chance for a road victory when they take on the Portland Fighting Shockwave (2-1) on Saturday in Milwaukie, Oregon. Both teams are coming off loses. Seattle fell 8-6 at the Oregon Cougars last week, while Portland lost 46-7 to Capital City. Portland's defense ranks third (46 points per game) in the Women's Football Alliance's Division II. Seattle's defenders are right behind at 48 points per game. On offense, Portland quarterback Lexi Catton (28-68-316, four touchdowns) leads the division's passers, while Spartans pivot Lashundea Wansley (21-26) is ranked ninth. Seattle halfback Ashley Gearardo paces Seattle's offense with 180 yards rushing and 11 receptions. Halfback Nicole Pelham adds 80 yards on the ground. Portland halfback Tess Bair (22-162), the divisions' No. 6 rusher, adds 35 tackles and three sacks on defense. Portland beat Seattle 20-0 in Seattle's season-opener as Spartans defenders posted three interceptions. Seattle returns home next week for a rematch with the Cougars.

WHAT: Seattle Spartans vs. Portland Fighting Shockwave WHEN: Saturday, 6 p.m. WHERE: Alder Creek Middle School, 13801 SE Webster Road, Milwaukie, OR ADMISSION: $12 adults

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