This past weekend, the Dutchland Derby Rollers’ Blitz traveled to Schnecksville, PA to face off against the Lehigh Valley Rollergirls’ (LVRG) Metal Vixens. The last time these two leagues played was in 2011 when the Blitz beat LVRG’s SVU team 178-82. Prior to that, the teams saw each other in 2009 with a resulting score of the Blitz 118- LVRG Hissy Fits 111.
From the first whistle, LVRG came out strong and gained lead jammer status the first 5 jams and put up a quick 26 points to Dutchland’s 2 points. Jam after jam, the Metal Vixens continued to secure lead jammer and would call off the jam before the Blitz could sneak in any points. The Metal Vixens’ blockers showed great strategy in hitting out the Blitz jammers and then pulling the pack back to force the jammer to reenter the pack from the back to start her pass over. After about 15 minutes into the first half, the Metal Vixens has a commanding lead of 74-8. The Blitz were having difficulty getting through the massive LVRG wall of blockers and only scored while the LVRG jammers were in the penalty box. At half time, the score was Metal Vixens 114 to the Blitz’s 17.
With teams switching benches at half time, and a reshuffling of strategy, there was still time for the Blitz to come back from an early deficit in points. However, the Metal Vixens still were fighting tough and refused to let up. They were earning natural grand slams and by half way through the second half, the Lehigh Valley Rollergirls had a sizeable lead (156-21). The Blitz did enjoy a nice string of power jams at the end of the second half when LVRG’s jammer spent 2 minutes (4 penalties) in the box consecutively. However this wasn’t enough to make up the point spread. The final score was 233 (Metal Vixens) to 60 (Blitz).
Looking ahead, there will be a double header at home (Independence Family Fun Center in Schnecksville, PA) on June 14th. The Blast Furnace Betties will be playing the Reading Derby Girls and the Metal Vixens will be playing the Pottstown Derby All-Stars. The doors open at 5:00p.m., the first whistle is at 6:00p.m.
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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 Michelle Messa-Hess.
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