Victory Vixens vs. The Knockouts Part Deux
With The Rink of Fire just around the corner, this re-match between The Victory Vixens and The Knockouts would prove to be one interesting game. Both teams are close enough in the standings that even though The Vixens are currently ranked number two in the league, if The Knockouts win the game by 17 points they will be the ones to go on to play The Dreadnought Dorothys for the trophy.
After a brief meeting in which the team captains, co-captains and head referee established what would occur in various possible scenarios, the game was under way. KO's team captain Mary Lou Wretched took the jammer line against VV's captain, Rump Wrecker. After scoring the first point of the game, Rump Wrecker shut down the jam. Lady Killshot would come back in the next jam to put The Knockouts on the board at 4 to 1. The action continued throughout the first period as the lead was exchanged a few times before The Vixens took a hold and got their momentum going. By Halftime The Vixens were leading 43 to 33.
It was late in the second half before The Knockouts were able to reclaim the lead. Lady Killshot was able to make the most of a power jam and bring the score to 58 to 57. The Vixens would reclaim the lead before Mary Lou Wretched took it back in jam 15 giving The Knockouts a two point advantage. It was enough to win the game but it was a still a far cry from the 17 point differential necessary for The Rink of Fire.
Despite the abridged roster due to nobody coming off of the injured roster since the last game, AND having five players ejected from the game for penalty violations, The Victory Vixens were able to snatch victory out of the jaws of defeat at the last second and secure their number two spot in The Rink of Fire. As the points from the last jam were tallied up in an official time out, The Vixens final score was 91 to 89.
Join us next week for the final Underground game of the season as The Dreadnought Dorothys take on The Black Eye Susans. For those of you who can't wait a whole week for your derby action, The Junior Warriors will be having their season opener on June 15th at Winnwood Skate Center.
Where will you be when the whistle blows?
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