It was an action packed night at the Bunker Saturday night, as four teams met for two very close bouts. Lead changes! Suspense! Tension! Excitement, oh my!
The DVAS opened up the night with a game against the South Simcoe Rebel Rollers. It was the first DVAS bout of 2013, and the first bout ever for many of the DVAS skaters, who had only begun playing roller derby within the past year. The game was close, with neither team gaining much of a lead throughout the first half. Both teams were well rounded, with good jamming and solid blocking, making it difficult for anyone to pull away. The DVAS began to slowly pull ahead of South Simcoe, and grew their lead throughout the second half.
Final score: DVAS 200 – 142 South Simcoe
Next up, the Betties and the Gores faced off in their second trip to the semi finals together in two years. Last year, the Betties beat the Gores in the regular season, only to fall to them in the all-important semi final game. This year, the Gores would win the regular season game, but fall in the semi finals.
The Gores pulled ahead with a lead early in the first period, but a few jams with natural grand slams by the Betties brought them to the front. Not to be beat the Gores fought back, guaranteeing several lead changes during low scoring first half; many jams ending 0-0 as the teams tried to one-up each other. Building up momentum, the Betties ended the first half ahead of the Gores.
Final score: Smoke City Betties 128 – 98 Gore-Gore Rollergirls
Next up for ToRD: CN Power and the Bay Street Bruisers are headed down to theBleeding Heartland Rollergirls on June 8th for a double header against their travel teams.
We’re back in the Bunker on June 15th for Battle for the Boot 2013, our championships, featuring the Death Track Dolls and the Smoke City Betties. Tickets will be on sale soon, both in stores and online.
You can catch the DVAS next at this year’s The Fresh and the Furious tournament on July 13th, hosted by the GTA Rollergirls
UPDATE: Tune in to RogersTV cable 10/63 on Saturday Jun 1st at 6pm to relive the semi final bout!