KITCHENER-WATERLOO, ON–In the final game of the first day of the Kitchener-Waterloo playoffs, the Rideau Valley Roller Girls dominated the Boulder County Bombers, winning 239-130.
Both teams started the game with solid, controlled defense. Though Boulder put up a good fight against Rideau, they were ultimately not able to overcome Rideau’s solid 4-person walls or their agile jammers.
Both sides began the first half with nebulous blocking which relied primarily on 4-person diamond formations through most of the first 20 minutes.
Though each team was employing a very similar blocking style, Rideau Valley maintained lead throughout the entire game. Toward the end of the first half, both teams began to lose control of their solid defense, and this worked in Rideau’s favor but not Boulder’s.
Prominent jammers for each team were MissFortune Cookie and for Boulder and Austintatious for Rideau Valley. In spite of strong jamming on Boulder’s side, they were unable to overpower Rideau’s strong defensive game. At the half, Rideau was in the lead over Boulder with a relatively close score of 94 to 46.
Coming into the second half, Rideau was again utilizing the diamond formation, to which Boulder had almost no answer.
Both teams were using copious jammer drawbacks, which resulted in a few forced cuts for Boulder jammers. This helped Rideau to steadily increase their lead over Boulder.
Ten minutes into the second half, Rideau had increased the lead 122 to 69. Boulder fought for the entire game to reestablish lead over Rideau, but could not quite keep up with Rideau’s endurance and strategy.
Rideau go on to play 7 seed Gold Coast at 8pm EDT tomorrow in the semifinals, while Boulder will play Demolition City at noon EDT in the consolation bracket.
|Rideau Valley Jammers||Jams||Lead||Points||Boulder County Jammers||Jams||Lead||Points|
|Soul Rekker (55)||17||14||100||Smashalotapus (151)||11||8||65|
|Shania Pain (24)||13||9||74||MissFortune Cookie (5)||11||4||35|
|AustinTatious (91)||14||5||39||Short Stack (666)||11||1||16|
|Brennan (49)||0||0||19||Meg My Day (256)||10||3||12|
|Sister Disaster (30)||0||0||7||CatastroPhoebe (88)||2||0||2|
#10 Murphy // #15 Restless Rose // #16 Margaret Choke // #182 Jamie’s Got a Gun // #24 Shania Pain // #25 BlackeyE // #30 Sister Disaster // #40 Jane Rudolph // #49 Brennan // #55 Soul Rekker // #666 KiKi VonCarnage // #69 Jennifer Anderson // #9 Bottema (Captain) // #91 AustinTatious
#0717 Catapult // #11 Trixie Von Teaze (Captain) // #117 Muscle Leanie // #151 Smashalotapus // #204 Jenitellya // #451 Dinah Fire // #5 MissFortune Cookie // #666 Short Stack // #717 Her She Bad // #727 Jaynesrous Jukes // #82 Murderface Maully // #88 CatastroPhoebe // A1 Sauce // #M16 Meg My Day
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