|By Rose Redrum, captain |
of the Pearl Jammers
The first half set the stage for the whole bout, with several lead changes as the blockers' solid walls forced the jammers to work hard for the points. CVRG's double threat of Stunt Double and Arm & Slammer made it rough going as they worked to knock jammers out of bounds and reset them at the back of the pack, with Deja Vu using the same strategy for Mid-State. Going into the second half, a remarkable 15 point jam by Giant Slayer, in her debut with Mid-State, tied up the game and put Mid-State within the reach of the win.
The score seesawed back and forth with jammer penalties hurting both teams. The Pearl Jammers were down, with one jam left in the game and a score of 168-171. Natural Born Chaos took the jammer line. Her jam earned Mid-State three points but CVRG managed to eek out four points as well leaving the final score at 171-175.
Mid-State's All-Stars will face off with Chippewa on October 4th in Eau Claire, in what should prove to be an interesting rematch for a lot of Mid-State's skaters.
Bout Two was played by the Sweet Dairy Airs against Keweenaw Rollergirls:
|by The Euthanizer, captain|
of the Sweet Dairy Airs and
The Sweet Dairy Airs have progressed this season as individuals and as a team. Many DA's set personal derby goals that led to Saturday's victory. From footwork, to internalizing strategy, to keeping a zen bench; the DA's improvements personally led to cohesive teamwork and a well deserved team win. The DA's know that it is not one individual that gained that win but a well executed team effort.
As Captain of the Dairy Airs,along with my co captain Bubblewrap we are very proud of this group of ladies and it has been a honor working closely with everyone. They have been a dedicated group of skaters at all skill levels and experience that have shown what great teamwork looks like. Lazermoo ladies! See your Dairy Airs on the track next season!