Monday, April 14, 2014

LVRG vs Little Steel Derby Girls (Lawless Rollers)-Bout Wrap-Up 4/12/14

Photo by Michael Hess
Traveling 330 miles and about 5 hours this weekend, the Lehigh Valley Rollergirls’ (LVRG) All-Stars drove up to Salem, Ohio to meet up with The Little Steel Derby Girls’ (LSDG) Lawless Rollers.  According to, LVRG was favored to win by a slight margin. They were predicted to get 25 points for every 14 points LSDG scored.

The start of the game showed no true forerunner. Both teams seemed equally matched in skill and brute force. The Lawless Rollers, led by jammers Pocket Ninja and Sophonda Drama, got a quick lead over LVRG. However, with some quick strategic skill and maneuvering ability, the LVRG jammers were able to capitalize on two much needed power jams to even up the score.

Photo by Michael Hess
About 15 minutes into the first half, LVRG led by about 20 points with a score of 40-18.  LVRG Jammers #624 Ginga Railed U, #215 Double Barrel Hot Gunz,  and #30 Lauranimal, continued to force their way through opposing blockers and added more points to the LVRG score (59-43).  The battle went back and forth for a few more jams with LVRG gaining a few more points every jam. At the end of the first half, LVRG led 107-58.

The second half seemed much more evenly matched between the two teams. Whereas in the first half of game play the Lawless Rollers were very penalty heavy, and in the second half of game play, LVRG had a lot more penalties and found themselves playing short on the track very often.  LVRG served 9 more penalty minutes than LSDG by the end of the game.

After a quick power jam brining the score to 121-63 favoring LVRG, the rest of the game seemed matched with skill from both teams. Almost jam for jam in the second half, each team gained a few points advantage and then the other team scored those same points back in the next jam.  Lead jammer status even flipped back and forth all second half.  With 10 minutes left in the game, the score was LVRG 144 to LSDG 99.  Going into the last jam of the night, the score was 160-106, LVRG.  The LVRG jammer was having a lot of difficulty getting thru the pack, allowing the LSDG jammer to score a quick 13 points to catch up. If the second half of game play would be its own game, the score would have been favoring LSDG 61 points to LVRG’s 58 points. However, since LVRG capitalized so much in the first half, cumulative points made LVRG the overall winner with a final score of 165-119.
Photo by Michael Hess
Looking ahead, LVRG will be traveling to Florida to play in a special 3 game tournament called the Beach Brawl International Invitational.  They are scheduled to play Alamo City, the Mississippi Roller Girls and Sioux Falls. predicts the following for each game:

Vs. Alamo City – LVRG has a 23% chance of winning, score prediction is 23:30

Vs. Mississippi Roller Girls – LVRG has a 98% chance of winning, score prediction is 41:14

Vs. Sioux Falls – LVRG has a 45% chance of winning, score prediction is 18:19

LVRG’s Metal Vixens also will be hosting a home game on 4/26/14 against the Mason Dixon Roller Vixens All-Stars.

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

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All photos compliments of Michael Hess.

A big thank you to all of the volunteers, officials, friends, and family that make our team the best in the Lehigh Valley. This is as much your team as it is ours. Thank you

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