Big O: Terminal City Stifles Pikes Peak, 194-94

EUGENE, OR — Terminal City (Vancouver, BC) took over early in their matchup with Pikes Peak (Colorado Springs, CO) at the Big O and dropped exactly 100 points of victory margin on them in a 194-94 final on Saturday.

With their win, Terminal City (currently officially ranked 23rd in the WFTDA Western Region) went 3-0 in WFTDA action for the weekend and improved to 4-0 on the year. Pikes Peak, currently 17W, suffered their second loss of Saturday action following a defeat at the hands of Sac City (though PPDD would defeat 15W Santa Cruz on Sunday, further complicating the rankings picture for the lower ranks of the region).

The packs started out slow, each team giving the other a lot of respect, but it was Pikes Peak that put the first points up on the board with Pepper Slay’s 12-2 scoring run over a boxed Luludemon. A succession of penalties in the first two jams eventually led to Terminal City pulling ahead through the early chaos, using it to go up by over 30 points.

During the 8th and 9th jams Terminal’s jammers found their way into the box, giving Pikes Peak some scoring opportunities, but that wasn’t enough to keep Terminal City from extending their lead. Terminal City would skate into the 2nd period with a convincing 61 point lead, 120-59.

The second half started off in much the same way as the first, slow starts and very little delineation between the pivot and jammer lines. Though the pace of the game became wildly varied through a series of Pikes Peak jammer penalties, PPDD was able to keep the point damage to a minimum.

Going into the last ten minutes of the game, PPDD attempted to start a rally, picking up a large chunk of their lead jammer calls and rebounding to within 85 points. Unfortunately for them, their momentum all but evaporated in the 17th jam, as Terminal City snatched four out of the last five lead jammer calls and ran up their lead to the century mark, winning 194-94.