RALEIGH, NC — Carolina welcomes two younger WFTDA teams to Dorton Arena this Saturday as the Naptown Rollergirls come down from Indianapolis to take on the Carolina All-Stars and the Dutchland Rollergirls visit from Lancaster, PA to battle the Carolina B team, the Bootleggers.
The first bout finds Naptown working with a roster dramatically scrambled by injury, with 4 critical players unable to suit up — Joan of Dark out with an injured shoulder, blocker Kitiara down with a ripped leg muscle, Ivanna B. Naughty out with a slipped disk in her neck, and Sin Lizzie out with a broken nose and concussion suffered during a bout with Steel City on January 10th. (Naptown was already down some jammers from previous injuries, including Blazin’ Ace, Shady Layne and Slammy Faye.)
Unable to field enough players from their chartered all-star roster, Naptown will be sending some of their newest skaters, causing this bout to not be sanctioned for ranking purposes — but it looks to be a test of the depth of the Indy girls’ bench.
For their own part, Carolina is also sporting a somewhat different look in their first action of 2009. Carolina jammer mainstays Princess America, Betty Rumble and Zella Lugosi are all off the all-star roster, with Zella having retired in December, Betty on leave of absence and Princess America playing with the Bootleggers this quarter. With CRG down three of their most experienced and effective point-scorers, this will be a potential showcase for new jammers to make their mark on one of flat-track’s most veteran rosters.
Naptown, ranked #25 in WFTDA, is coming off a lopsided upset loss to low-ranked Steel City (#38) on January 10, 104-44, and will be trying to gain momentum and gain experience for their next bout with non-WFTDA NEO Rollergirls on February 14th. #6 Carolina’s most recent match was a solid win over #13 Madison in December, 131-54.
Bianca O’Blivion 83 // Daisy Rage 66 // DVS 131 (c) // Elka Meano 454 // Holly Wanna Crackya 999 (c) // Kali 51 // Kelly Clocks’em 212 // Kitty Crowbar 110 //Maddat U 256 // MC Fyte 12 rounds // Minnie Mauser 7.63 // Ms. Anthrope the Mordant 17 // Roxy Rockett 77 // Trudy Struction 22 oz
Fin Addict 12 // 4 Leaf Cleaver 777 // Shadi Layne 46226 // Sweet C 6 //Ana Slays Ya 8 // J Roller 420 // Jen X 76 //Jane Ire 1847 // Mizz Understood 228 // Psychedelic Sandy 69 // Helluva Gudtyme 6669 // Blue Messiah N3 // Katya Lookin’ 3-2-1 // Cereal Killer 2 scoops
Dutchland vs. Carolina Bootleggers
In the undercard bout, up-and-coming Dutchland looks to make a splash in the first outing for their all-stars since attaining WFTDA status. They already have one impressive win over a WFTDA-league B-team, having dominated Charm City’s Female Trouble 160-63 in an September bout. More recently, they fell to WFTDA’s Harrisburg by a final of 124-96 in October, and
then narrowly beat out non-WFTDA Wilmington in a 85-79 contest (correction: this win over Wilmington was by Dutchland’s B-team, the Blitz.)
Dutchland is missing two of their star jammers here, with Cole Slaughter out with a broken foot and Irene Business having transferred south to Memphis Roller Derby, but retain Spawna Skatin’ and Twisted Scizzors as point-scoring threats. They also have a couple of extremely hard-hitting and dangerous blockers in Treasure Chest and Mary That Motha OH GOD!, along with a firebrand of a fearless jammer/blocker in O’Chit.
The Bootleggers, formed in 2008, lost their first two outings in August — one to to the Philly B-team Independence Dolls 93-53 and one to the Charm City All-Stars 131-55 — but have won their last two contests, 103-70 in a November 2008 rematch with the Independence Dolls and 104-54 in December over Madison’s B-team, Team Unicorn.
The Carolina Bootleggers have some new faces in Bleedin’ Elle and ex-figure skater Lady Smackbeth, and will be captained by two transfers from out of state — Roxxy Slide (ex-Tucson) and Tuffy Twofists (ex-Wilmington.) They also have the services of a couple of very experienced All-Star vets, Princess America and Lucy Lastkiss, in their corner.
D’Vine Furie #6 // Bleedin’ Elle #181 // Fairy Brutal #185 // FantaC #69 // KgBebe #-89.2 // Lady Smackbeth #24 // Lucy Lastkiss #5 // Marcy Killer #27 // Deviled Legs #8 // Pink Slip #224 // Princess America #1492 // Riva Derci #520 // Roxxy Slide #1.618 (c) // Tuffy Twofists # 42 (c)
Treasure Chest #777 (capt) // Twisted Scizzors #40 (co-capt) // Rachel Slur #4 // Hillbilly Hellcat #1218 // ThoroughBled #12 // Mary That Motha OH GOD! #667 // Josie Cuervo #21 // Spinal Snap #11 // Spawna Skatin’ #540 // Cherry Crush #337 // O’Chit #2 // Laverne N. Surly #1959 // Jolene Jawbreaker #3 // Bunny McBones #703
Additional reporting: Josie Cuervo, Roxy Rockett, Jane Ire