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Former Card begins unique grid career in Womens Football Alliance

A former Cardinal athlete and the fledgling Sioux Falls Snow Leopards recently kicked off their first season of competition in the national Women’s Football Alliance.
Sioux Falls traveled to Salem, Oregon May 1 for it’s inaugural game, dropping a 36-0 decision to the more-seasoned Capital Pioneers.
Despite the lopsided score, Boone Central High School graduate Teri (Molt) Neuhalfen said she and her teammates are enjoying the new experience.
“I’m having a lot of fun,” Neuhalfen commented. “Lots of learning going on since it’s a new team and some of the girls have no football knowledge at all. So, it’s definitely a learning experience.”
Neuhalfen has obviously been a quick learner, as Capital coaches selected her the MVP of the contest. The former Card played wide receiver and safety for the Snow Leopards, and also did the team’s punting and kicking. She had two receptions for 18 yards and rushed once for 11 yards offensively, and led Sioux Falls with five tackles and two assists on defense. She also kicked twice (37.5 yd. avg.) and averaged 32 yards on six punts.
Sioux Falls also dropped a 38-0 decision to the Iowa Phoenix in the Snow Leopards recent home opener. No further information was available.
Sioux Falls will next play a rematch vs. the Capital Pioneers at Medford, OR May 22.

(Photos courtesy Steve Polanski and JK Personal Touch)