This past Saturday, the Lehigh Valley Rollergirls’ (LVRG) Hissy Fits competed in a fierce battle against Vermont’s Green Mountain Derby Dames. The game was tightly played with both teams battling each jam from the first whistle for lead jammer status. Rookie Betty Switch performed well in her debut Hissy Fit bout, scoring many points along side of veteran jammers Vanilla CreamHer and Lauranimal. By the end of the first half, the score was within 10 points as power blockers Loogie Vuitton and Hell Razin Hussy defended their pack and kept the team advancing into the second half.
In the second half, LVRG started playing more aggressively which resulted in the team acquiring an abundant amount of penalties and players in the penalty box. With more than one LVRG blocker in the penalty box for multiple jams, the Green Mountain Derby Dames continued to capitalize on this advantage and picked up points along the way. MVP of the bout Chikki Sixx and blocker Lin Diesel did their best to keep Green Mountain from scoring, knowing that at any given time, LVRG was a power jam away from closing the gap in points between the teams. However, Vermont’s team held their lead and came out with the victory, winning 122-91.
The Lehigh Valley Rollergirls now move to focus on their upcoming end of the season tournament, the Battle of the Valley (BitV). In the Battle of the Valley, four teams will bout each other to see who will rise to become victorious. Below are the seedings for next week’s BitV on November 10th, 2012, hosted at the Independence Family Fun Center (4345 Independence Drive, Schnecksville, PA 18078).
Lehigh Valley Rollergirls (SVU)
New Jersey Roller Derby
Pottstown Roller Derby Rockstars
Wilkes-Barre Roller Radicals
Game 3: Championship
Winner of Game 1
Winner of Game 2
For more information about tickets for the BitV or about the Lehigh Valley Rollergirls, please see their website at: www.lehighvalleyrollergirls.com