Friday, August 19, 2011

8/13/2011 Bout Recap vs. Green Mountain Grade A Fancy

The much anticipated rematch of the Green Mountain Derby Dames and CNY Roller Derby took place on August 13th at the JFK arena in Rome. Previously, the travel teams of these two leagues had faced off once before in early 2010 with Green Mountain clearly dominating the game. Since then both leagues were accepted into the WFTDA and the CNY All-Stars were formed as CNYRD's new travel team featuring a very different line up from the last time these teams played. Two fresh faces were on the All Star bench making their travel team debut: Summer of Sam #18 and Mighty Mite #93 who both played their hearts out.

The bout started off with the usual excited tension as Star Face worked the crowd and pumped them up for derby action. All Star jammers for the evening were PiedViper #333, Spin Spin Sugar #230, GutShot #5685, Slay West #13, Mean Squeak #27, and Moody Obsession #5150. Jammers for the Fancy that evening were Terminather #1984, Nancy Nightmare #S810, Sonic Euthanizer #2015 and Scarlet Menace #d00m .Starting on the jammer line was Spin Spin Sugar for the All Stars and Nancy Nightmare for the Fancy. By the 7th jam the score was 7 All Stars and 1 Fancy. High scoring jammers for the evening were Spin Spin Sugar for All Stars with 34 points and Nancy Nightmare for the Fancy with 24 points. This scoring margin was gaped by half time with All Stars at 62 and Fancy at 29 leaving a painfully large hole for the Fancy to fill on the score board.
The All Stars were consistent throughout the game with solid walls followed by strong hits. Notably aggressive blockers Moody Obsession #5150 and Mia Malicious #16 did a great job pinning the jammers down and making hard hits. In the final jam, already in overtime, Mia Malicious and the Fancy jammer Sonic Euthanizer simultaneously were called for penalties. Sonic Euthanizer also suffered an injury which she could not immediately recover from, thus rendering the jam dead. Mia Malicious was then ejected after having accrued seven major penalties and Deadtime Story took her place in the box. One more jam continued after this with 4 seconds left on the clock because the previous jam was called for injury. Pied Viper of the CNY AllStars was sent out for one last time to start on a power jam and finished with a 8 point jam. Final score was 160 CNY to 75 GMDD.
The evening was summed up with the selections of MVPs for each team. Muffin for the Grade A Fancy and Slay West for the CNY All Stars earned their MVP awards through excellent skills, sportsmanship, and enthusiasm that evening. Slay West then received a little surprise as Mean Squeak purposed and asked her to be her Derby wife. Yays!
CNYRoller Derby would like to send out a huge thank to all of our Volunteers, NSOs, announcers, and refs that traveled distances to provide us with a fun, safe and fair game.

(all photos by Pete Rodriguez except group shot by Walter Romero)

See media of the bout here:
Flickr Set by Walter Romero
Facebook set by Pete Rodriguez

Please leave links to further media in the comments field if you find them! Thanks!

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