Memorial Hall- The second game of the season has The Knock Outs skating against The Victory Vixens for the first game. The ladies in teal defeated The Black Eye Susans in the last game and are looking to keep their momentum going. Team captain Sk8l Attraction told me before the game that their basic strategy is just to score more points than the other team, after that it’s just about having a good time. They are certainly having a good time.
The Victory Vixens lost game one to The Dreadnought Dorothys. Let’s hope that they’re not just carrying over their streak from last season where they only won one game. This is definitely a building year for the new team captain, Eve Illness. She has some solid veterans like Rayna Pain, Singh Machine and Shimmy Hendwrex. Rogue, unfortunately, is currently on the injured list but will hopefully be back in action soon. The Vixens also picked up four rookies this season who are showing a lot of promise. The season is just getting started so let’s not count them out yet.
Shimmy Hendwrex took the line to start the game against crowd favorite JessiKa Boom who picked up Lead Jammer and shut it down after drawing first blood with three unanswered points. In the fifth Jam, Sk8l Attraction managed to build their lead 12 to 6. The following Jam is where The Knock Outs really picked up momentum when Pebbles got a Power Jam after Eve Illness was sent to the box; the score became 22 to 6. Jam 7 almost showed potential as JessiKa Boom and Rayna Pain took the line. Boom went to the box giving Rayna a Power Jam but then she was sent to the box for a cut track call, so now Boom had a Power Jam and brought the score to 36 to 19. This went on until Halftime when The Knock Outs were leading 101 to 59.
The second period saw The Knock Outs still large and in charge. The Vixens would get a few Power Jam situations but never seemed to be able to take full advantage of them. It was the 10th Jam, however, that justified the price of admission. JessiKa Boom lined up against Vixens rookie May Q. Cry Wolff and picked up Lead Jammer. She then went on to score 33 points! Wolff answered 3 of them. The score was now 164 to 84. In the 19th, lightning came close to striking again when Boom went up against Shimmy Hendwrex and picked up lead again, this time scoring 22 to Shimmy’s 11 points. The score was now 202 to 120. Ultimately, The Knock Outs would take it, 222 to 142.
The second game of the night saw The Dreadnought Dorothys play The Black Eye Susans. This has always been a classic rivalry and this night was no exception. The first Jam saw captain vs. captain as Bear Knuckles lined up for The Susans against Havok. Havok took lead and set the pace of the game with a score of 18 to 5. The Dorothys came out hard and fast and dominated the entire game. They were leading 114 to 72 by Halftime and brought it home at 254 to 146.
Join us on February 10th where things will start to get shaken up when The Knock Outs play The Dorothys and The Susans play The Vixens. Records will change on this night and you don’t want to miss it. Get your tickets now either online or through your favorite Roller Warrior.
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Memorial Hall- Welcome back, derby fans! It’s that time of the year again, time to start the new season! All of the rookies you saw in in the game back in October have been practicing with their teams and now it’s time for rookies and veterans alike to take to the track and see who has what it takes to pry The Warder Cup out of The Black Eye Susans hands.
To catch you up on the holiday shenanigans, there was The Winter Wonderslam that KCRW hostessed for the fun of it. Eight teams were made up of area derby players and they had a mini tournament. It was fun, you should have been there. You missed JessiKa “The Nutcracker” Boom’s amazing run of 29 unanswered points when her team, Sparkle Bits played The Bah Humbugs. They beat The Bah Humbugs 125 to 71 and would eventually go on to win the tournament.
The Dreadnought Dorothys and The Victory Vixens would christen the new season with the first game. The Vixens have new uniforms this season, but The Dorothys have that old familiar blood lust. They took control of the game early and never relinquished. By Halftime, they were leading by 102 points. When the final whistle blew, the score stood Dorothys 232 Vixens 120.
The Susans faced their first challenge with The Knock Outs for the second game. Team captain Bear Knuckles took the line for the first Jam against JessiKa Boom. Boom drew first blood by getting Lead Jammer, scoring two points and then shutting it down. Bear would come back in the 3rd Jam to skate against Pebbles. Pebbles ended up going to the penalty box and The Susans took back the lead 10 to 5. They held onto it until Sk8l Attraction jammed against Bear in the 5th and put up 15 unanswered points. Now The Knock Outs were leading 24 to 10. The Susans put up a valiant effort to reclaim the lead but by Halftime they were down 130 to 82.
The Second Period saw more of the same. The Susans would get Lead jammer or a Power Jam situation but just couldn’t make it work to their advantage. In the 7th, Hateful SkEight jammed against JessiKa Boom and The Susans defense kept Boom busy just long enough for Hateful to get Lead. She was coming up on the pack with Boom hot on her wheels and going into turn three. Trying a Hail Mary play, she breaks through The Knock Outs wall and calls off the jam…but not before Boom jumped the apex and picked up three points of her own.
This would come back again as the two faced off again ten Jams later. This time, Hateful went to the box giving Boom a Power Jam. She racked up 25 points by the time the whistle blew. The score was now 238 to 159. The Knock Outs would go on to win 283 to 141.
Mark your calendars for January 20th when The Dorothys will take on The Knock Outs and The Vixens will try for a victory over The Susans. The season is just getting started, you don’t want to miss this! Tickets are available online or through your favorite local derby girl!
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