JAMMER SCORES 80+ IN DOMINATING WIN VS. SOUTHERN IL.
by The Grand Poobah
(MARION, IL) Heading into their final travel bout of the season, the St. Lunachix – the Arch Rival Roller Girls’ developmental squad – wanted to end an up-and-down 2010 on a high note.
Needless to say, when sixty minutes of flat-track action concluded this past weekend, the result turned out much better than anticipated.
Fueled by a career night by jammer Mighty Mighty Boston, the St. Lunachix pummeled the Southern Illinois Derby Girls 200-34 Saturday night at the Williamson County Pavilion.
With the win, the Chix finish the 2010 campaign with a record of 4-3 and notched their second straight victory.
From the onset, ARRG wanted to show downstate Illinois’ derby faithful that it meant business – and it didn’t take long for that message to be sent.
Following a bout-opening five-point score by the Chix’s EnYa Nightmare, Boston launched the first of numerous double-digit jams on the evening. A 23-point tally gave the visitors a quick 28-0 lead.
Joanie Rollmoan followed with a five-pointer to extend the score to 33-0 five minutes in.
The Chix’s Whipped Scream would add onto the rally. With consecutive scores of five and nine points, the Chix would build a 47-5 lead.
To its credit, Southern Illinois would play valiant underdog when the chips were down early. Top jammer Tess LaCoil would notch an 8-pointer to keep pace, and cut the gap to 52-13 midway through the first half.
But that would be the last bit of seed that SIRG would sow in the first half – as their offense would dry up. Conversely for ARRG, Nightmare planted home a 17-pointer on the next jam to give the St. Lunachix a 69-15 edge.
The ARRG momentum would continue as the first half progressed. The “squad on quads and wifebeaters” would shut out the opposition 33-0 for the remainder of the first half and sport a 105-19 lead at intermission.
Knowing that they needed to go to their top performer to begin the second half, LaCoil donned the star for SIRG to begin the second half of action and notched a two-pointer for the home squad.
The Chix’s Boston would pick up where she left off with her first jam of the second half – a 15-pointer to extend the lead to 124-21 five minutes deep.
LaCoil would counter with a 10-pointer, SIRG’s biggest tally of the evening, to make the score 126-31.
And then an on-track onslaught would ensue.
The Chix would go on a 63-0 run in the bout’s next fifteen minutes. Thanks to a solid blocking schematic up front that included Chix captain Deathica Steele, Jezebelle, Shimmy Hoffa, Beat n’ Chix Kiddo, The Siege, Science Friction, May Require Stitches, Polka Dot Yr Eye Out, Bareknuckle Smack and a host of others, the ARRG jammers would have plenty of room to post points.
In the process, Boston would add another 19, while Nightmare and Scream would add 17 and 10, respectively.
When the dust had settled on the uncontested scoring streak, the Chix sported a 189-31 lead.
With the score 191-34, Boston took to the line for the Chix for the bout’s final jam. And how apropos that the one who “wore the star” would literally “become the star” and post a nine-pointer to give the Chix two “c-notes” in the scoring column.
Unofficially, Boston would finish the evening with over 80 points scored, while Nightmare unofficially netted close to 50. Scream would post a personal best of 30+ points while Rollmoan added unofficially over 25. (Editor’s note, the Poobah’s scoring methodology has a +/- margin of seven points…and after awhile in situations like these, he easily loses track…..but you get the point, regardless.)
LeCoil would lead SIRG – who finished their inaugural campaign with a 4-6 record – with 32 points.
Boston and LeCoil received “Most Valuable Player” – as voted upon by the opposition – for the St. Lunachix and SIRG, respectively.
Also Saturday night, in a pre-bout exhibition of men’s flat-track action featuring the STLGatekeepers – The Dark Side defeated The Force 74-63.
The Dark Side posted a two-point lead at halftime and outscored the Force 39-30 in the second half to pick up a victory in their continuing rivalry.
NEXT MONDAY IN THE ARRG NEWSCENTER: A new era of ARRG intraleague action is right around the corner! With less than three weeks to go before the season’s two-bout opener, all four teams are putting their proverbial pieces of their puzzles together. We’ll preview all four teams and the players involved in what should be a season of parity for the league.
The Grand Poobah and Hells LaBelle are bout announcers for the Arch Rival Roller Girls. Check back in this section on Mondays for the latest in ARRG news and information.