Last time we had two teams with zero losses playing to see who would stay on top. This time we go through the looking glass with two teams looking for their first win. The Black Eye Susans, led by Tuff Noogies, have proven themselves a force to be reckoned with in seasons past. This season they've put up a good fight but just can't seem to close the deal. Are they just slow starters hanging back to let the others wear themselves out or is luck just not on their side this season? Only time will give us the answers.
The Knockouts, led by Mary Lou Wretched, are last years Rink Of Fire winners but have been unsuccessful in defending their title thus far. Even though this is KCRW's fifth game, it's still too early to write off either team. This is roller derby, a game where anything can happen.
As the first period started, it looked like The Susans were on the attack and taking no prisoners. It wasn't until the fifth jam that Lady Kill Shot (that's right, she's back and skating for The Knockouts) scored 3 points and finally putting her team on the board with a 27 point deficit. The Susans kept the pressure on and at Halftime they were leading 59 to 23.
The beatings continued and The Knockouts morale did not improve in the second half until the sixth jam when Mary Lou Wretched scored 24 points and tied the game for the first time. There would be a few more lead changes as the game went on but when the clock ran out and the whistle blew, it was The Knockouts who were in third place with the final score 115 to 101.
Tickets are still available for the next game being held at Municipal Auditorium on Saturday May 2nd. Will The Vixens remain victorious? Will The Susans finally get their win? Can The Knockouts keep their momentum going as they attempt to fight their way back to the top? And what of The Dorothys, the little team that could who climbed out of the basement and currently sit at number 2?
No matter who you cheer for, you won't want to miss it!