Epic is the best word to describe the BRG Belligerents’ bout against the Philly Independence Dolls last Saturday. The Belligerents came out on top, finishing with a score of 203 to Philly’s 164.
This bout was highly anticipated for multiple reasons: Philly would be a challenging opponent, it was BRG’s home opener, and this bout would be one of the last pieces to finish requirements as a WFTDA apprentice league. Needless to say, no one disappointed in bringing everything they had to the table.
Out the gate, BRG’s Skinny Guinea got lead jammer and managed to score the first two points of the bout. This proved to be just the beginning of Guinea’s amazing night, which she finished with scoring 129 points.
Competition was fierce and both penalty benches were filled with two blockers each from the Dolls and the Belligerents in Jam 4. Philly held their own for most of the first period, but in Jam 19 Skinny Guinea enthralled skaters as she racked up 25 points, taking the score to 77-62 in favor of the Belligerents.
PRG didn’t let that lead sit for very long, and at the end of the first period in her first jam of the bout, Dooms Dana from the Dolls had a 30-point jam. This was the highest single jam score of the bout, and helped PRG end the first period leading 96-89.
On another note, we happily welcome back Rapid ArrhythMIA and Whiskey Business from injuries incurred last season—we know they couldn’t wait to be back on skates and are so glad they are!
By Jam 6 of the second period, BRG was up again 115 to 109. With the addition of Not-Knotty’s power jam in Jam 7 BRG was up 144-111. PRG’s Dooms Dana had a power jam in Jam 21, trying to close the gap and bringing their score to 159-191.
Skinny Guinea and her blockers finished the night strong against PRG’s Kiki Nass, leading to the final score of 203-164 in Jam 24.
So many thanks go out to the Philly Roller Girls for everything you do for us! We are ever-grateful for your guidance on this incredible journey to full WFTDA status!
Trauma Queen and Anya Alnight