Monday, February 18, 2013

LVRG Black Team Wins, and the Hissy Fits Focus on Ithaca

The Lehigh Valley Rollergirls (LVRG) had an amazing season opener this weekend with Pink and Black teams battling head to head to find out which team had the most power and strategy.  The game was intense with a lot of energy bursting out of the first 15 minutes of play.  The Pink team came out strong with two initial power jams to give them an early lead in points 10 minutes in of Pink 34 to Black 4. The Black team, led by captain Wayward Stay, responded back by capitalizing on gaining lead jammer status and by using their own 3 power jams earned against the Pink team to their advantage.  Despite the 14 penalty minutes that they incurred in the first half, the Black team used their power jam leverage with the help of astounding blocking by veterans Chikki Sixx and Hell Rasin’ Hussy and quickly took the lead in points. The score at the end of the first half was Black 84 to Pink 58.

The second half of the game was just as feverous as the first. Both teams were aggressively positioning to secure lead jammer status.  However, both teams experienced penalty trouble  as the Pink team racked up 18 penalty minutes and the Black team picked up 14. Pink team blockers Evol Kitty, Levilin Levi and Helen Darink were stand outs in defending against the Black team.  Jammers from the Pink team Betty Switch, Catalina Spine Mixer and Toxic Avenge-Her fought hard and barreled through the sea of blockers to score as many points as they could. Although Pink went 10 jams without scoring, they did get in a last minute power jam to give them a slight come back before the end of the game. However, the Black team’s jammers, Lauranimal, Ginga Railed U, Assassin Asian and Arista Crash, racked up an additional 71 points in the second half, closing the door on the Pink team.  The final score of the bout was Black Team 155, Pink team 127.  The MVPs of the game went to jammers Catalina Spine Mixer (Pink) and Ginga Railed U (Black), and blockers Lin Diesel (Pink) and Chikki Sixx (Black).
Looking ahead to LVRG’s March bout, the Hissy Fits will be facing WFTDA’s 26th seat in the East Coast, the Ithaca League of Women Rollers. Although the two teams have never played each other before, LVRG is considered to be an underdog in this upcoming bout. According to, Ithaca has been given a 90% chance of winning over LVRG, with a 26:19 point ratio. Meaning, for every 26 points Ithaca scores, LVRG is expected to score 19. The only real way to compare our abilities against a team that we have never played is to look at the commonalities between the opponents we both played in the past.   Last year, Ithaca played The Hudson Valley Horrors on 10/14/12.  They beat them 246-52.  LVRG also played the Horrors on 6/24/12, and beat them 198-75.  Also, on 6/23/12 Ithaca played Garden State and beat them 170-131, whereas on 4/14/12, LVRG lost to Garden State 120-116.  Based on last season’s statistics, the Lehigh Valley Rollergirls have their work cut out for them against Ithaca. This game is going to test our strength, our knowledge of the game and shear willingness to prevail despite adversity. It will surely be an epic battle of David vs. Goliath.  But if anything, if you know LVRG, we are fighters and ready for the challenge.

The LVRG vs. Ithaca bout is on March 9th, 2013. Doors open at 5:00p.m., bout at 6:00p.m.


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1 comment:

  1. What a great game! This was our first time attending and was so much fun! We are fans for life now. See you in March.