Welcome, sports fans, to the first game of the travel team season! This month we take a break from the home season to give everybody an extra chance to practice before heading in to the Rink Of Fire next month. On the last Sunday of Winter, March 16, your Kansas City Roller Warriors went head to head with Team United out of Des Moines, Iowa.
Team United is a relatively new team. They split off from the Mid-Iowa Rollers about a year ago and were accepted as an apprentice league by WFTDA in October 2013. Through a twist of fortune they have KCRW AND the Minnesota Roller Girls as sponsors. They are currently at four wins and four losses and their hometown crowd is really supportive, so hopefully Team United will enjoy a long and prosperous career. The All-Star team is coached by Hurricane Katrina and Vyolent GriMm is the current team captain. The Blue Ribbon Bullies is their B team and led by Deja Deadwards.
The double header on Sunday was kicked off with KCRW's Plan B going up against the Blue Ribbon Bullies. Team captain Peanut Butter Panic led the offensive as Plan B's defense created some immovable walls and gave KC a big lead of 123 to 46 going into half time. Des Moines, however, was not going to just sit back and take it and started to fight back in the second half. Tally Marx, Crazy Daizy and Anjurism started to rally the offense and chip away at Plan B's lead. As the fourth and final whistle blew though, it was Kansas City with 202 points on the board to 174.
The second game of the day saw the KCRW All Stars vs. Team United's All Stars. Vyolent GriMm and her fellow jammers took an early lead but Mary Lou Wretched and company didn't take too long to catch up and finally pass them on the board with the score KC 80, Des Moines 73 at the half. The battle continued in the second half but Team United just couldn't get past that seven point margin. As the smoke cleared and the dust settled, the final score was Kansas City 141, Des Moines 134.
Your Kansas City Roller Warriors will be in Colorado on March 23 when the All Stars will take on Denver Roller Dolls' Mile High Club and Plan B going up against Bruising Altitude. Coverage of this game will be streaming online. Good Luck Roller Warriors, I'm sure you'll make us proud.
Plan B will make another appearance at home on Saturday, April 12 at River Roll Skate Center when they take on the Sioux City Roller Dames from Iowa.
Finally, don't forget to mark your calendar for the Rink Of Fire Championship, which is happening on Saturday, April 19 at Municipal Auditorium. We're heading into Spring and things are just getting warmed up!
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