All Stars Captain - Lollypopya
On Saturday September 20, the Mid-State Sisters of Skate All-Stars faced off against the Harbor City Roller Dames from Duluth, MN. This was the third time in 16 months these two teams met on the track, with the first two times ending in Harbor City’s favor. For our final home bout, the Mid-State All-Stars were thrilled to be hosting Harbor City, a team that is always fun and challenging to play. Harbor City was without some familiar faces on their roster due to retirements at the end of last season, while Mid-state was skating without two of their veteran all-stars Poundstooth and Miss DeRobato.
The first few jams proved to be both exciting and full of strategy, with Mid-State earning lead jammer, but only able to pick up a few points at a time. This was the theme throughout most of the game, with only a few jams with multiple scoring passes for each team. The game had a total of 55 jams, with each jam averaging less than 40 seconds! Final score, Mid-State – 212, Harbor City – 68.
As always, Harbor City was a great team to share the track with. They were a tough competitor with a short roster of only nine skaters. We are extremely thankful for our opponents, officials, fans and the support we get from our family and friends. Without all of these people, we would not be able to play the sport that we love. We hope to see some familiar faces for our final bout of 2014 when we take on the Chippewa Valley Roller Girls on October 4th.
All Stars Co-Captain - Korean Lunchbox
The stars aligned for the Mid-State Sisters of Skate last Saturday as they took on the Harbor City Roller Dames from Duluth, MN. The underdog, Mid-State demonstrated tremendous effort with tight defensive walls and well-timed jam call offs. Harbor City showed phenomenal effort as well, but Mid-State got off to a strong start ending the first half at 134-33.
Throughout the second half, Mid-State banked up more points knowing that every point counted in this sanctioned game. At the final whistle, Mid-State was declared the clear winner at 212-68.
“This was one of the biggest bouts for us and sets the bar higher for future games,” said Korean Lunchbox, team co-captain. “Being in synch on the track is so important and was key to our win.”