|by #1214 Korean Lunchbox |
Co-captain of the All Stars
In one of the best competitive match ups of the season, the Mid-State Sisters of Skate took on the Cedar Valley Derby Divas on Saturday, August 9, 2014. The teams arrived ready to play, both battling for a win in this WFTDA-sanctioned bout. As the first whistle blew, it became apparent that every player on the track was going to give 110%. The game progressed, with Cedar Valley capturing the lead, but Mid-State tying it up in the second half. Defensive strategy was the name of the game and jammers from both teams fought to earn every point on the scoreboard. Despite the tremendous efforts put forth, Mid-State finished with a 12 point loss, 146-134.
The weekend a great example of our team banding together for a shared goal and I am extremely proud of each and every player. Long hours of practice and scrimmages, and a positive team attitude, made two huge wins in my opinion.
By: #99 Lollypopya
Captain of the All Stars
On Saturday August 9 at Arnott Lions Park, the Mid-State Sisters of Skate (MSSOS) hosted the Cedar Valley Derby Divas (CVDD) from Waterloo, IA. For both teams, it was the first of two sanctioned bouts for the weekend. The strength of CVDD’s defense proved itself early on, as they sent the MSSOS jammers to penalty box five times in the first eight minutes of play. The MSSOS defense met the challenge, keeping the damage from CVDD’s power plays minimal, while their jammers found a rhythm. From then on it was a back and forth fight each jam, but CVDD maintained the lead they had gained early on. The period ended with 53 points for MSSOS and 66 for CVDD.
The second period was even more intense that the first, with the score difference in the single digits multiple times. After a couple of power jams, MSSOS took over the lead. With a few minutes left on the clock, CVDD rallied to score lead five straight jams and take over the lead. Final score 146-134 CVDD.
Bright and early the next day, the first whistle blew for a sanctioned bout of MS-SOS and Mississippi Valley Mayhem (MVM) of La Crosse. Shortly after 8 AM, and before everyone had finished their morning coffee, the bout was underway. MSSOS took the lead with a 14-0 jam to start things off, and never gave that lead up. Both teams kept the penalty box crew busy, racking up a combined total of 86 penalties. MSSOS did a great job of taking advantage of their own power plays, with multiple jams over 25 points. Final score 331-121 MSSOS with the win.
Although we came up short against CVDD, the number of successes in both games is something to be proud of, and something I am proud of. We saw things we have been working on coming together, and know what we need to perfect in preparation for our next bout. A big thank you to CVDD and MVM for being a part of a great weekend.