Memorial Hall- It is the half way point of the home season and two teams are undefeated while two have yet to find their way to the winners circle. This is a night where records will change and the race for The Cup gets a little closer.
The Black Eye Susans have yet to win a game this season. However, they are improving with each game so it’s hard to write them off completely. They have had bad seasons before and they have managed to pull themselves up. I don’t see a reason why Bear Knuckles and the ladies in black and yellow won’t be able to again.
The Dreadnought Dorothys have not just won games this season, they have left their opponents broken and bleeding on the track. With over a 100 point difference in scores, these ladies seem unstoppable.
The Knockouts have been on fire this year, leaving a similar path of destruction as their defense seems to be able to stop any opposing force while Sk8l Attraction and the rest of the offense rack up points.
The Victory Vixens are a bit of a mystery. They have not won a game since last seasons’ home opener despite the amount of talent they have. The team seems to be going through some kind of metamorphosis with new leadership, new uniforms, and new bench coaches. It’ll be interesting to see what happens next.
Game one of the evenings double header was between The Black Eye Susans and The Victory Vixens. The Susans came out early and dominated the first five jams. They were leading 38 to 20. In the sixth, Eve Illness put 14 unanswered points on the board and made people take notice of The Vixens. The following Jam saw Rogue come out and put up five unanswered points, putting The Vixens in the lead by one point. Bear Knuckles was able to put up eight unanswered points of her own and put The Susans back in the lead, 46 to 39. Jam 9 had Jade Lightning skating against Shimmy Hendwrex and by the end of it, the score was tied at 50. Eve came back out and tipped it back in favor of The Vixens, 54 to 50, but it was Rogue who was able to use a Power Jam to her advantage and get the momentum going, 63 to 50. The Susans were never able to recover after that. By Halftime, they were down 117 to 73 and The Vixens went on to control the second period, bringing it home with 207 to 147. Where has this team been for the past year?
During Halftime between the two games, The Junior Warriors had an exhibition bout. They had Team Black and Team Red play a 15 minute period.
Hells Bells lined up for Team Black against Lil’ Sneaky to start the game. Black drew first blood with a score of 8 to 4. Goodie 2 Skates put up 10 unanswered points for Team Red and put them in the lead 14 to 8. Things were looking good for Red until Darth Sk8er came out. The fourth was strong with this one. Despite a trip to the box, she was still able to put Black back on top, 37 to 36. Black held the lead for a while, but then in the eighth, Goodie 2 Skates came back out and Red was once again in the lead, 82 to 79. The final Jam had Ziggy Star Dust and Darth Sk8er slugging it out toe stop to toe stop. It was an exciting finish as both Jammers would work their way through the pack and then come back around for another scoring pass. In the end, it was Team Black who brought home the victory, 93 to 90. It’s a bit of a rebuilding year with The Junior Warriors, but if this is any indication of how the season will go, you are not going to want to miss this.
The main event got under way as Dorothys team captain, Havok, took the Jammer Line against crowd favorite JessiKa Boom. With records on the line, it was no time to play around as Boom drew first blood with one unanswered point. The Knockouts would continue to build on that until Jam five when JessiKa Boom would go up against Mel Malice. Mel got lead and then Boom went to the box for a low block presenting a Power Jam situation. The Dorothys were now leading 26 to 19. Sk8l Attraction would encounter a similar twist of fate in the following Jam and put the girls in teal back in the lead, 33 to 26. The Knockouts held on to the lead until Jam 18 when Havok got lead over Little Miss Rampage; the score was then 81 to 71 Dorothys favor. The Dorothys would continue to dominate until Halftime, 110 to 88.
The first Jam of the second period once again saw Havok line up against JessiKa Boom, but this time it was Havok who scored the single point and shut it down. The Knockouts would continue to chase The Dorothys, gradually closing the gap, until the 19th, where Lady Killshot and JessiKa Boom went head to head. Killshot was Lead Jammer and Boom was sent to the box. As Boom got out of the box, Killshot committed a penalty and found herself in the box. The Jam would now go the full two minutes. By the time Killshot was out of the box, Boom had used her Power Jam to rack up 18 points and bring the score to 208 to 204, still in The Dorothys favor. With just over two minutes left in the game, Boom reassures Sk8l that she’s good for one more and stays in against Havok. The whistle blows and both Jammers hit the back of the pack. Boom makes it out first, getting Lead. Havok was delayed but not by much. Boom comes around for her first scoring pass, makes it through, but Havok is still right behind her. She comes around again, and another time after that, Havok never farther than 20 feet behind her. Boom checks the board and decides to call it off. The score is now 221 to 218 in favor of The Knockouts with 30 seconds left on the clock. The Dorothys call a time out. This time it’s Havok that stays in to jam against Sk8l Attraction. The whistle blows and again, the Jammers are fighting their way through the pack. The teal defense are all over Havok. Sk8l makes it through and gets Lead. As she heads into turn three, she checks the clock, 3-2-1. Sk8l calls off the jam and The Knockouts go undefeated, 221 to 218.
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