Monday, August 16, 2010

Bout Recap, 8/14/2010

On Saturday 8/14/2010 CNY Roller Derby hosted a double header event which featured the Quadfathers vs. the CT Death Quads in a full length men's roller derby game, and The Utica Clubbers vs. CT Rollergirls' Yankee Brutals in the women's game.

Please see for a recap of the men's bout.

Last November The Utica Clubbers traveled to Connecticut to take on the Yankee Brutals of CTRG. The Clubbers came home with a 35 points loss. This past weekend the Brutals came into John F Kennedy Arena in Rome, NY hoping to duplicate that performance from a year ago.

What a difference a year makes! The Clubbers, coming off a huge win over Lehigh Valley on 7/31, looked to continue their strong play against CT. Right from the opening whistle, the Clubbers let them know things were going to be different this time around.

In the first jam the fans saw the Clubbers' Gutshot cruise to a double grand slam and a 10 point lead. From there the girls never looked back. The Clubber defense suffocated the CT jammers only allowing one jammer to get through in the first seven jams and not allowing a single point until the 8th. By then the damage had been done as Utica held a 31 point lead. The Clubbers continued to pour it on and cruised into halftime with a 54-8 lead. The Clubbers took lead 15 times in 18 jams of the first half.

The second half saw nine different Clubbers go to the jammer line and the continued dominance on the defensive side of the game. In the 6th jam of the second half the Brutals tried to mount a comeback when Ramona Rotten took advantage of a power jam and scored 10 quick points, closing the gap to 42. The Clubber defense however quickly answered only allowing the Brutals to score one point in the next ten jams. In the end the Clubbers walked away with a 86-34 win.

In a roller derby tradition each team picks the other team's MVPs for the bout. MVP for the Yankee Brutals was Paula G. Imnaughty and for the Clubbers it was Moody Obsession.

Up next for the Utica Clubbers is the Empire Skate Showdown, the unofficial New York State Championships. The Clubbers will be riding a two game winning streak into the tournament where they will face the Hellions of Troy in the first round. The Clubbers defeated Troy back in April 97-71.


Clubbers - Moody Obsession
Brutals - Paula G. Imnaughty

Leading Scorer:
Clubbers - Gutshot 26 points
Brutals - Ramona Rotten 12 points

Highest Points per Jam (more then two jams):
Clubbers - Slay West 6.33 ppj
Brutals - Ether Bunny 5 ppj

Lead Status:
Clubbers - Gutshot and Moody Obsession 4
Brutals - Paula G. Imnaughty

Average Pivot +/- Leader: (more then two jams):
Clubbers - Slay West
Brutals - Black Cherry

Average Blocker +/- Leader: (more then two jams):
Clubbers - Gutshot
Brutals - Paula G. Imnaughty

Media Links from the bout:
(please add more that you see in the comments!)

Photos by Pete Rodriguez

Photos by Vicki Fazio Hopper

Photos by Ramon Aiello

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