247 Dirty South Derby Girls
186 Ohio Roller Girls
In the first bout of the evening, your Atlanta Rollergirls started strong. After the first few jams, DSDG led the Ohio Roller Girls by a whopping 53 – 0 score, and you would have been forgiven for thinking that DSDG was about to pull off another blowout win. But DSDG penalties combined with tireless Ohio jammers meant that before long, Ohio was leading DSDG — the first time this season that another team has been ahead of the Atlanta All Stars. At one point, DSDG trailed Ohio by 90 points, and the tension in the hometown crowd was palpable. At the end of the first half, Ohio led 157-103.
Whatever pep talk the team got during the break — it worked. Our ladies in red came out on fire, and amazing jamming from Jammunition, Hollicidal, and tiny but mighty Bruze Orman brought our score up and up. The DSDG defensive wall held strong (and Wild Cherri laid out more than one opposing jammer), and before you knew it, the crowd was celebrating a lead change, in favor of ATL. DSDG remains undefeated! Final score was 247 DSDG, 186 Ohio.
Players of the Game were Jammunition (jammer) and Queen Loseyateefa (blocker) for DSDG, and Loraine Acid (blocker) and The Smacktivist (jammer) for Ohio.