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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