San Diego Roller Derby was hosted, this past weekend, by the Ventura County Derby Darlins for a night of double header action. The drive up and home made for great Starlette/Rockette road trip memories.
The first bout was played by the Battalion of Skates against our Rockettes. This was the debut bout of Wreckliz Cherry, Catty Mojo, and Bone Thugs 'n Disharmony. The Battalion of Skates made it tough for the Rockettes during the first half, forming seemingly unbreakable walls. During the second half, the Rockettes began blasting those walls wide open making paths for our jammers to slip through. Even though they were one player down (apparently Berry Nasty was too Nasty) the second half proved to be their opportunity to score some major points ending in a win, Rockettes 113, Battalion of Skates 88. Congrats to our Rockettes!
By the time 6:45pm rolled around, it was the Starlettes’ turn to battle it against the VCDD’s Vendolls and the Rockettes turn to get rowdy for their league as their energy was still high from their earlier win. The Starlettes had the privilege of borrowing a few Rockettes, Snow Bunny on Wheels, Berle Scout and Split Endz as they were missing a few of their players this time around. With the help of the strong Starlettes lines, Snow Bunny on Wheels, Wicked Angel and Icepax shone, darting through the pack and showing their stripes as jammers to be reckoned with.
The score stayed close with the Vendolls coming out in front at the end of the first half. During a rousing second half, with an energetic crowd feeding the energy on the floor, the Starlettes rallied, earning their victory 137 -113. Way to go Starlettes!