Sunday, July 18, 2010
Bout Recap, 7/17/2010
On Saturday July 17th 2010, CNYRD's Utica Clubbers hosted the Garden State Rollergirls travel team at JFK Arena in Rome NY. Touting a new sound system for the announcers just purchased by the league and lighting&video production courtesy of Entertainment Services, along with industrial barn fans for temperature control, the arena never looked better (although we're still working on getting the needed amount of electricity to power all our toys....coming soon!). DJ Deaf Geoff was spinning tunes, S-Dot and Ida Feltersnatch were on the mics, and CNYRD's own Rainbow Blight sang a beautiful National Anthem to start the night off
The Clubbers were proud to introduce Pied Viper #333, and Short E. Fuze #4'12 in their first bout on the Clubbers roster. Missing due to injuries and bout requirements were familiar faces Murder Antoinette, Sic Lee Twist3d, and The Chiropractor.
The players, refs, NSO's, fans, and literally everyone who watched the game was blown away by the level of play exhibited by these two teams. The crowd commented favorably on the new sound system, saying that everyong in the floor and stands were able to hear the announcers clearly. Many thanks to our loyal fans whose ticket fees have helped provide this new equipment!
The final score after careful stat checking after the game was 108-81 in favor of Garden State.
MVP's (voted on by the opposing team) went to Lixxie Stixx of GSRG and Moody Obsession of the Clubbers.
The game started with GSRG jumping out to an early lead and holding the Clubbers to only 1 point scored in the first few jams. GSRG held onto this lead throughout the whole game, but the defensive play and strategy were amazing. During the first half, Clubbers had lead jammer 9 times in a row during which time GSRG was held to only 1 scored point. The first half ended with GSRG at 52, Clubbers at 28.
Despite GSRG's first half lead, the second half was anyone's game. The total second half score was 56-53 in favor of GSRG.
Some highlights for the Clubbers included (in no particular order): Lady Die-Mentia's double hip check on turn one during the first half throwing 2 GSRG skaters airborn into the infield and letting the Clubbers jammer by; Pied Viper's double grand slam power jam in which she was thrown in the air, rolled 3 times, and still managed to score 10 points; and Hotcakes' amazing one-footed pass of the entire pack on the inside line of turns 3-4 while her whole body hung over the infield.
Garden State were wonderful guests and special thanks to refs Thrillhouse and Helen Bayonne for coming out with the team. We cant wait to do it again, and hopefully by then we'll both be full WFTDA member leagues;)
Media from the bout: (please add new links as they become available in comments!)
Photos from Ramon Aiello