Monday, May 12, 2014

Blast Furnace Betties vs Black Rose Rollers' Rotten Cherries- 5/10/14

Photo by Michael Hess
This past weekend the Black Rose Rollers of Hanover, PA sent their team, the Rotten Cherries, to battle against the Lehigh Valley Rollergirls' (LVRG) Blast Furnace Betties. LVRG hadn't played the Rotten Cherries since April of 2013 (score 324-118 LVRG), but with the new home team structure, LVRG still was unsure what to expect from the Black Rose Rollers on game day.

For the first few jams of the game, the bout seemed equally matched. LVRG took on a slight lead (16-12) after the first 8 minutes of play.  However, very suddenly, LVRG built up some steam and was able to shut out the Rotten Cherries from scoring for the next 5 jams and increased their lead to 52-12 favoring LVRG.

The Blast Furnace Betties were on fire, racking up one jam after the other in 4-0 lead jammer conversions.  A 4-0 lead jammer conversion happens when the lead jammer scores 4 points, and then calls off the jam before the opposing jammer scores any points.  At the end of the first half of game play, the Blast Furnace Betties had a commanding lead with a score of 121-30.

Photo by Michael Hess

Hot out of a half time break, LVRG started the second half just like they ended the first half.  LVRG continued to score more and more points, making a win almost nearly unattainable for the Black Rose Rollers 15 minutes into the second half with a score of 180-50 LVRG.  LVRG began to rotate all skaters in as jammers and the crowd went crazy with excitement seeing their favorite blockers jam for a change.  Although not versed as well in jamming as LVRG's typical jamming crew, the Blast Furnace Betties still continued their lead and ended the bout with a final score of 241-88 favoring LVRG.
Photo by Michael Hess

Looking ahead, the Lehigh Valley Rollergirls’ Metal Vixens will play the Dutchland Derby Rollers' Blitz on 5/31 at the Independence Family Fun Center. The doors open at 5:00p.m., the bout starts at 6:00p.m. The All-Stars will play again at the end of June at the East Coast Derby Extravaganza against Charlottesville.  The week after that, LVRG’s All-Stars will face the Providence Roller Girls.

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All photos compliments of Michael Hess.

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