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Roller Derby Bouts Keep Crowds Captivated

Andromedolls scorer Surly Q is squished between two Church of Sk8in blockers: Rocka Rolla (left) and Coop de Grâce (right). Gemini is also pictured (far right).  Photo by Jeff Boerio.
Andromedolls scorer Surly Q is squished between two Church of Sk8in blockers: Rocka Rolla (left) and Coop de Grâce (right). Gemini is also pictured (far right).  Photo by Jeff Boerio.

Spectators were treated to a couple of close bouts Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Lane Events Center. The sold-out crowd of 1,200-plus came out to see the Sick Town Derby Dames of Corvallis take on the local Flat Track Furies and the Andromedolls vs. Church of Sk8in.

In the first bout, the Flat Track Furies struck first amassing a 36-0 lead before the Sick Town ladies could get their bearings. But, Sick Town kept the bout respectable, going into the locker room with a 91-55 deficit at the half. The Furies quickly pushed the lead to 119-59 early in the second half before penalty trouble crippled them. With their scorers in the penalty box for much of the remainder of the bout, Sick Town put together a 125-26 scoring run to win 184-145.

Sick Town’s Ill Ninja led all jammers with 62 points. Wonder Dread was the top scorer for the Flat Track Furies with 57.

 

The second bout was just as exciting. Lead changes were the theme of the first half with the Andromedolls holding a slim 64-62 advantage over Church of Sk8in at intermission. The Andromedolls slowly built on their lead in the second half taking a 46-point lead. A 15-point jam by Red Ruckus brought Church within 24 points late, but they could not keep the momentum. The Andromedolls skated away with a 160-122 win. The Andromedolls’ Scariel led all scorers with 74 points. Surly Q added 45 for the Dolls. Psychotic Rage was the top jammer for Church with 31.

See the Emerald City Roller Girls in action next on March 16 with a rare home bout for the Emerald City all-star travel team Skatesaphrenics versus Portland’s Heartless Heathers and a coed matchup featuring the Lane County Concussion men’s roller derby. Visit emeraldcityrollergirls.com for more information.