ENOLA -- More experience has helped the Keystone Assault make this season its best experience yet.
The Assault is off to a 4-1 start in the Women's Football Alliance (WFA) -- its best record since the team joined the league in 2009.
Keystone leads National Division 1 over the New England Nightmare (2-2) and Maine Lynx (0-3)
While the club has has received an influx of talent from the Philadelphia area, the Assault also believes it's veteran players have improved dramatically.
"I think its really been a season where we have a lot of players who have played for three-plus years, come together," said Jess Weir, a defensive back and wide receiver. "Finally, everything is starting to mesh (together)."
The team's ultimate goal? Play for a WFA title on August 4 at Heinz Field, home of the Pittsburgh Steelers. It will be the first time a women's football championship game will be played at an NFL stadium.
"The players have really made up their minds this year; they want to do something special for the City of Harrisburg," said first-year coach John Harris, who is also involved with the Red Land High School program.
The best teams currently playing in the WFA are the Atlanta Phoenix, Chicago Force, and Detroit Dark Angels; each team has a 5-0 record.
Keystone's final regular season home game is June 2 against New England at East Pennsboro High School. The Assault visits the Philadelphia Liberty Bells this Saturday.
The team has also shown incredible discipline; the Assault is one of the least-penalized clubs in the WFA, committing just two penalties per game.