During the Big O, I put together an army of writers to cover all of the bouts for DNN. Due to circumstances beyond DNN’s control, they were unable to publish all the recaps. So, I am publishing them here. None of the articles were written by me. I’m just an editor for them. Jaime “Killer Endstink” Ellsworth wrote this one. As far as I know, this was her first time covering roller derby, and as you can see, she clearly has a knack for it.
EUGENE, OR—With both teams having recent victories under their belts, Sin City (WFTDA #45) and Slaughter County (WFTDA #83) came into the Big O’s Saturday bout with encouraging momentum. As the final score of 318-90 indicates, Sin City was the definitive winner.
In the first few seconds of the bout, both jammers went to the box and seemingly set the tone for the rest of the bout. The penalty box became a revolving door for both teams’ jammers with Slaughter County’s Darth Maulher ultimately fouling out of the game. Additionally, Slaughter County seemed to spend time in the box as a team with multiple players waiting out penalties for most of the first half as well as the end of the second half. Most of these penalties were for cutting the track.
The gap in scores expanded early in the first half thanks to Sin City holding Slaughter County scoreless for five straight jams. This was an on-going struggle for Slaughter County as they closed out the first half with another scoreless series. Sin City held a solid 135-28 lead at this point.
The second half started with a power jam for Slaughter County’s Darth Maulher and resulted in a 20-point dent in Sin City’s lead. Their fortune quickly changed, and they went on for a series of seven scoreless jams. Slaughter County’s Dynamite Bitecha and Nika Puhleeze clawed out points by grabbing lead jammer in the second half.
Sin City’s Bust’n Aces stayed true to her name by having the most lead jams (7) as well as the highest scoring jam (putting 30 points on the scoreboard). Geneva Conviction managed to keep Slaughter County’s jammers at bay and worked with her team to create a brick wall of defense that had Slaughter County struggling to break the pack.
The end brought a sudden fall and medical attention for Slaughter County’s Momma Wreck N Ball, but she was able to skate off the track and roll out with her team to thank their fans!
Sin City’s next sanctioned bout is at Angel City on June 15th. Slaughter County doesn’t currently have any more sanctioned bouts scheduled for this season.