Wednesday, August 28, 2013

LVRG vs. Salisbury All-Stars Bout Wrap Up 8/24/13

This past weekend, the Salisbury Roller Girls’ All-Stars traveled to Schnecksville to play the Lehigh Valley Rollergirls’ (LVRG) Hissy Fits.  According to, LVRG was given a heavy advantage to win over Salisbury.

The first 2 or 3 jams seemed like typical game play with no real established dominate team. However, Salisbury was awarded a power jam (this is when the opposing jammer is sent to the penalty box) which resulted in an advantage for their All-Stars. Not only did Salisbury capitalize on their power jam over two jam periods, but Lehigh got into penalty trouble with their blockers, giving Salisbury an even larger advantage. The referees were spot on calling multiple penalties on Lehigh. This gave LVRG almost no defense left on the track to defend against Salisbury.  In the first half alone, LVRG spent 24 minutes in the penalty box as compared to Salisbury’s 16 minutes.  By the end of Salisbury’s power jam flurry, they were up by 44 points in the first 10 minutes of the game.

As game play continued, lead jammer status was held evenly by both teams. Each team seemed to hold the strategy of gaining lead jammer status and then calling off the jam strategically to gain one or two points over their opponent. Before the end of the first half, the Hissy Fits, down by about 40 points, were awarded their first power jam of the evening.  Lehigh was gaining points in that jam and right as the opposing jammer was standing to return to game play, LVRG performed a star pass from the Jammer to LVRG’s Pivot.  In roller derby, when the Jammer passes her helmet panty (the star) to the Pivot, the Pivot becomes the Jammer, loses any lead Jammer abilities and can now earn points like a Jammer. However, upon gaining the star, LVRG’s Pivot, now the Jammer, committed a penalty and immediately went to the penalty box. This gave the Salisbury All-Stars and immediate power jam. Unfortunately when the LVRG Jammer returned from the penalty box, she committed 2 more additional penalties in a row, giving Salisbury 3 straight power jams. The score at the end of the first half was 117-41 favoring Salisbury.

With a hardy pep talk at half time and an adjustment to the LVRG line ups, the Lehigh Valley Rollergirls attacked the second half with a vengeance.  Every opportunity for lead jammer status was taken and Lehigh slowly gained a point at a time, chipping away at their deficit.  LVRG shut out Salisbury for 12 jams in a row and seemed to be on a great come back, as they refused to allow Salisbury more than a point or two each jam.  Both teams kept their penalties down in the second half, and LVRG took lead jammer status 59% of the time.  LVRG was the team in control in the second half, outscoring Salisbury 91 points to 51 points, but it was not enough to make up for the large deficit Lehigh experienced in the first half of game play.  The final score was 168-132, giving the win to the Salisbury All-Stars.

1st Half
2nd Half
Total Jams
Salisbury Lead
LVRG Power Jams
Salisbury Power Jams
LVRG Penalties
Salisbury Penalties
LVRG Score
Salisbury Score

Come watch when LVRG’s Special Vixens Unit takes on Iron Mountain on September 7th.

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All functions will be held at the Independence Family Fun Center, 4345 Independence Dr, Schnecksville, PA.

Thank you to all of the friends, family and volunteers that make this team so special.

Monday, August 19, 2013

$he Rock$ - LVRG's Skater of the Month

Who ROCKS? $he Rock$! (She Rocks) 

That’s right, she’s the Lehigh Valley Rollergirls’ (LVRG) one and only powerhouse blocker Sheila “$he Rock$” Moyer.  In her second season with LVRG, this hardcore woman of steel has been blocking her way to the top of the Special Vixens Unit team by establishing herself as a solid defensive player.

We asked $he Rock$ how she started with LVRG. She said, “I was at an outing and I ran into LVRG’s Phish Tahko who just arrived from a derby game in uniform.  I was talking with her about skating when I was younger and she told me all about derby and invited me to an open recruitment.  I was flattered that she did and from then on I have loved derby!”

Sheila is one of those teammates that always is smiling, even when practices and games get tough. She is a positive influence on the team, pushing all of her teammates to be their best. She does have her own achievements that she strives for, as she stated; “I would say my greatest achievement at LVRG has been making the team and being a part of such a supportive group of people.  Leaving practice I feel good about myself and the contributions I am able to make and provide because of the other team members.   This I have learned is one if the greatest attributes of the team and I am very proud to be a part of it. I also look up to our very own head coach Rose Beef because she is an awesome derby player and wonderful person.  She encourages me to do my best and to never give up. She makes derby fun and challenges us with great skills and drills. My goal is to continue to get better and learn the amazing sport of derby! Also, my goal is to make the LVRG WFTDA charter.”

Outside of derby, $he Rock$ is an outdoors kind of woman. She likes to spend time with her family camping, she likes to travel, she rides her Harley, she bowls, reads and SHE LOVES TO GO MUDDING.  If her friends could describe her, the words that would come to mind are energetic, loyal, trustworthy, caring and inspiring. Shelia truly is a good hearted person both on and off the track, but don’t get us wrong, she will block you flat if you get in her way.

Fast Facts About $he Rock$:

1.      She is an avid multi-tasker (cleaning, cooking, laundry and babysitting)

2.      She is spontaneous and always up for a good challenge

3.      She enjoys wine making and drinking it afterwards

Come watch $he Rock$ at her next bout with the Special Vixens Unit against Iron Mountain on September 7th. 

Or you can come watch LVRG’s Hissy Fits play this weekend, August 24th at 6:00p.m., when they take on the Salisbury All Stars.

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All functions will be held at the Independence Family Fun Center, 4345 Independence Dr, Schnecksville, PA.

Thank you to all of the friends, family and volunteers that make this team so special.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

SVU vs. Ithaca's Blue Stockings 8/10/13 Bout Wrap Up

This past Saturday the Lehigh Valley Rollergirls’ (LVRG) Special Vixens Unit (SVU) traveled to Ithaca, NY to play one of their closest bouts this season against Ithaca League of Women’s Blue Stockings.

Skating in their first bout on polished concrete, LVRG's SVU seemed to have some difficulty during warm-ups getting used to the new skating surface. However, at the first whistle of the game, both teams seemed evenly matched.  The Blue Stockings took a quick lead over LVRG 19-5, but the Special Vixens Unit answered right back a few jams later with the first power jam of the game 10 minutes into game play. LVRG’s Jammer Toxic Shock took command during this power jam helping to even up the score to 31-32 favoring LVRG.

For the next 9 minutes of game play LVRG’s blockers formed tight and solid walls. Under the direction of Captain Wayward Stay, LVRG blockers Stella Mac, Tortellina Temptress, Sly Shalom, $he Rock$, and Cagey Rage held the Blue Stockings to a 1 to 3 point scoring ratio in LVRG's favor. However after this large lead was obtained by LVRG, Ithaca Jammer Riot Angel, #33, helped to capitalize on some SVU penalties and gained Ithaca 25 points in a much needed Ithaca power jam. At half time, the score was within 11 points with a score of 82-93 favoring LVRG.

At the start of the second half, the SVU, led by lead Jammers Levilin Levi and Arista Crash, seemed to dominate in their offensive strategies.  They shut out Ithaca 7 jams in a row, not allowing them to either gain lead jammer status or collect any points.  After 10 minutes passed in the second half, the score favored LVRG 82-144. 

Ithaca then called a quick time out and readjusted their strategy. Blue Stockings Blockers BeeBee Gunn, Motley Crouton, Hanna Solo and Fanny Farmer returned with a vengeance and played a pivotal role in forcing track cuts by the LVRG jammers.  With 11 minutes left in the game, Ithaca’s roller girls caught up fast with two power jams, bringing the score to 127-154 (LVRG). 
LVRG's Undefeated Special Vixens Unit

Without a doubt, it was anyone’s game at this point. LVRG’s Beck-n-Hater, DTainHer, Double Barrel Hotgunz, Razor Ramona and Kate Santee held their defensive line as strong as they could to defend what was about to happen next.  LVRG’s jammer was sent to the box, and yet another power jam advantage was given to Ithaca. This brought the score to 146-161, LVRG. With less than 2 minutes left in the game, and potentially the last jam of the night, LVRG committed another jammer penalty, awarding yet another power jam to Ithaca.  Ithaca scored 13 points in that power jam before the SVU jammer returned from the box. After one minute passed, and the LVRG jammer came back on the track, both teams were scoring point for point as the jam ended. This gave the win to LVRG. The final score was 159-169.
Looking ahead, LVRG’s Hissy Fits will be bouting the Salisbury All Stars on August 24, 2013. 
The Special Vixens Unit will be playing their next game on September 7th against Iron Mountain. 

Find us online at

All functions will be held at the Independence Family Fun Center, 4345 Independence Dr, Schnecksville, PA.
Thank you to all of the friends, family and volunteers that make this team so special.