The third double header of the 2012 season was also Kids/Scout Night at the Cincinnati Gardens, children and scouting groups were invited to come and meet some of the rollergirls, get pictures and autographs and see a brief demonstration of roller derby rules.
The first bout of the night was the Cincinnati Violent Lambs playing the Hard Knox Brawl Stars. Hard Knox brought their A-team to play the Violent Lambs, Cincinnati’s B-team. The Violent Lambs improved to 3-1 on the year winning 102-53.
Two great addition to the Violent Lamb’s roster that night were Sissy Bug making her debut on the Lambs, and the return of The Librarian who is back after being on maternity leave.
The Cincinnati Rollergirls introduced and thanked Jimmy Higdon, a CRG Non-Skating Official, who is home on leave from the Middle East. We can never thank our service men and women enough for what they do.
Hard Knox Brawl Stars roster:
- Blazing Fury
- Deaf Raffle
- Evil Lucia
- Ima Quarantine U
- Miss Kat A’Kombs
- Miss Murder
- Scary Poppins
- Sgt. Slaughter
- Unsweet T
- Drop Dead…Gorgeous
Violent Lamb roster:
- Hot Slice
- Pistol Whippin’ Wendy
- Polly Rocket
- Poppy Chulo
- Roxx Solid
- Sissy Bug
- Sista Shovechild
- Susie Shinsplintski
- The Librarian
The game began with the blockers lined up on the pivot line, a nod to the derby of yore. Jams were played and called quickly, Hard Knox jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first handful of jams until Sauci put on the jammer star putting the Lambs on the board with a 5-3 score.
Hot Slice took to the line, and could not be contained by the three Hard Knox blockers who were holding her back, she fought through the triple team and scored a grand slam, Sauci took the jammer star again and with eight minutes left in the first half to help the Lambs get up by 20 points 25-5.
Roxx Solid who is usually keeping orthopedic doctors in business by hip checks on her opponents, jammed for Lambs putting up four points while her defense held back Sgt. Slaughter from scoring any more than her one point for Hard Knox.
With about five minutes left in the first half, Cincinnati took a timeout. The packs were fast, and the CRG defense was acting like Scrooge McDuck, not giving away anything. The score stood 53-20 and the teams headed to their locker rooms.
Sauci lead the Lambs with 15 points followed by Maime with 13 and Hot Slice with 12. For Hard Knox both Evil Lucia and Unsweet T had put up 8 points.
The second half got started with Hot Slice taking the line for the Lambs against K00laid. Hot Slice jumped out to a quick lead, moving through the Hard Knox defense. Hot Slice who was playing through an ankle injury looked none the worse for wear.
The Librarian and NailHer began in the box, leaving Hot Slice to jam with the help of Roxx Solid and Sista Shovechild only. The Lambs tried to stretch the start of the jam, allowing The Librarian to come back in to help make some holes, which they did. Hot Slice put up a grand slam with 12 minutes left in the game bringing the score to 73-49 in favor of the Lambs.
Over the final 12 minutes the Lambs outscored Hard Knox 29-4, Sauci saw quite a bit of jamming and showed that she can be a triple threat. The Lambs are versatile with the number of skaters they are able to put on the jammer line, and the number of skaters who can shut down the opposing jammer. The final score from the Cincinnati Gardens 102-53 the Violent Lambs over the Hard Knox Brawl Stars
Thank you to Mr. Pink, Rabid Derby Fan and Karli the Cincinnati Rollergirl text-caster crew. Some of the information in this article is from there work.
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