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Head-to-Head Battle with Santa Cruz Ends in Victory for SVRG

by Bitch Puddin’

The March 24th home opener against our rivals from over the hill was nothing less than amazing! Two bouts pitted both the travel and B teams of Silicon Valley and Santa Cruz against each other.

SVRG’s Dot Kamikazes vs. SCDG’s Boardwalk Bombshells

SVRG’s Kozmo Trouble and Sasha Degrader hold off SCDG’s Foxee Firestorm, ©2012 Mark Nockleby

©2012 Mark Nockleby,
SVRG’s Kozmo Trouble and Sasha Degrader hold off SCDG’s Foxee Firestorm

Both teams were well matched, staying within points of each other the entire bout. From the start it was all hit-it-and-quit-it, with the lead jammers getting their points and calling off the jam, doing what they could to prevent the opposing jammer from scoring. The Bombshells took the lead early and often at the beginning but were quickly taken over by the Dot’s strong walls.

There were five lead changes in the first half including one with the Bombshells on a power jam. That was immediately followed by the Dots gaining four points tying the game 39-39. By half time, SVRG claimed the lead 48-39.

Silicon Valley kept racking up points in the second half but the Bombshells took advantage of their power jams to stay in the game. With 8:51 to go and a score of 97-78, the Dot’s Smack Dahlia took advantage of a power jam bringing the score to 107-78.

In the last jam, SVRG’s jammer was in the box giving the Bombshells’ Candy Hooligan a power jam. Nevertheless, the Dots held their own and Sasha Degrader was able to get in a big hit on Candy before she was able to call off the jam. Although the Bombshells fought strong and hard to the end, the Dot.Kamikazes won 112-99.

Sasha Degrader was named MVP of the game for the Dot.Kamikazes and Shamrock N. Roller for the Bombshells.

SVRG’s KillaBytes vs. SCDG’s Harbor Hellcats

Ladies in Green from Left to Right: Culo Whip, LauRAWR, Jem Jones, and Juicy K. Tore, ©2012 Derek P. Opdyke

©2012 Derek P. Opdyke, DPO Photography,
Ladies in Green from Left to Right: Culo Whippin’, LauRAWR, Jem Jones, and Juicy K. Tore

The Killas and the Hellcats were as closely matched as the Dots and the Bombshells making for an equally exciting bout. The jammers took turns taking the lead with the help of strong packs on both teams.

During jam 11, Killa’s jammer Bad Tempt-Her made such an amazing powerhouse move out of the pack that a spectator was overheard saying, “It’s like she just shot out of a gun!”

In the following jam, Polly Kneesya of the Hellcats jammed against Skirt Vonna-Gut of the Killas. Polly got lead while Skirt went to the box causing a lead change 38-34 in favor of the Hellcats.

In jam 14 Culo Whippin’, one of the newest additions to the KillaBytes, beautifully executed a block and whip assist to get her jammer Mongoose through a wall of three blockers. The Hellcats were in the lead 54-37 at the end of the first half.

In the second half, Bad Tempt-Her was able to take out the Hellcat’s jammer Septicemia so Lizapalooza could take lead jammer, but Bad ended up in the penalty box in the process.

Thanks to a grand slam by Mongoose, the Killas were able to bring the score closer by jam 6, putting them only 7 points behind the Hellcats.

The lead change came in jam 8 with Zootown Throwdown getting a grand slam bringing the score to 60-59. Then quickly the tables turned as the Killa’s jammer was sent to the box and the Hellcats retorted with a grand slam of their own taking back the lead 69-60.

Killa’s Culo Whippin’ made her jammer debut against Polly in jam 11 forcing Polly to call the jam with no points scored by either jammer.

The following jams were tight but the Killas worked their way up the scoreboard. By jam 18 the Killas took the lead with a score of 87-81 but the Hellcats were still putting up a fight.

With 20 seconds left and a score of 91-89, Bad Tempt-Her and Septicema met on the jammer line for the final jam of the night. Bad got lead and called it off, keeping the final score at 91 KillaBytes – 89 Hellcats.

Jem Jones was named MVP of the bout for the Killas and Ace Wenchura for the Hellcats. The energy, excitement, and hard work exhibited by all the girls promises a season of fierce battles. You won’t want to miss a single bout!

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SVRG’s Dot.Kamikazes rock their first day at The Big One, advance to semifinals

The Silicon Valley Roller Girls’ Dot.Kamikazes came out of their pool 2-1 after a day full o’ derby  at The Big One tournament in Paso Robles, CA, today. Pool play today involved 20-minute bouts against each team in the pool.

Despite their roster being decimated by injuries and absences, the Dot.Kamikazes made a very strong showing their first day out, showing that they have a depth of talent. In their first round of pool play, SVRG handily defeated Derby Revolution of Bakersfield, 98-10. In the second round, SVRG narrowly lost to last year’s champions, the San Diego Derby Dolls’ Wildfires, 43-31. In their final bout of the evening, SVRG defeated the Santa Cruz Boardwalk Bombshells 73-18, marking the third time SVRG has taken down Santa Cruz in tournament play this year. Follow this link to relive the text boutcast on Derby News Network.

SVRG will go into the semifinals tomorrow seeded second in their pool behind San Diego. In the other pool, the Bay Area Derby Girls came out on top, with Humboldt Roller Derby securing second place. Bouts tomorrow will be a full 60 minutes. Be prepared for some total derby awesomeness! You can tune in tomorrow by going to Derby News Network, clicking on the LIVE tab, and finding the link for The Big One. (And while you’re there, click on the donation link and throw some dollars their way…they do a lot to bring derby to your computer screen!)

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Silicon Valley Roller Girls’ 2010 Season Announced

The Silicon Valley Roller Girls would like to announce our 2010 season! We have more games this season for both the Dot.Kamikazes, including our first tournaments, and the KillaBytes. We will also be logging the frequent flyer miles next season, as we will be traveling from Arizona to Washington to Colorado for various bouts. But, three of our four home bouts this year are doubleheaders, so that’s almost twice the derby! We also promise some outdoor bouts at Roosevelt Rink (TBA). Below, our home bouts are in boldface:

March 6: Dot.Kamikazes vs. Dockyard Derby Dames (Tacoma, WA) AND

KillaBytes vs. San Diego Hard Corps (doubleheader @ San Jose Skate)

March 27-28: Dot.Kamikazes compete in The Dustbowl Tournament @ Bakersfield, CA

April 17-19: Dot.Kamikazes compete in The Dust Devil Tournament @ Tucson, AZ

May 1: Dot.Kamikazes vs. Central Coast Roller Derby (Paso Robles, CA) AND

KillaBytes vs. Central Coast Roller Derby (doubleheader @ San Jose Skate)

June 5-6: Dot.Kamikazes at The Big One Tournament @ Paso Robles, CA

June 12: KillaBytes vs. Denver Roller Dolls’ Bruising Altitude @ Denver, CO

June 26: Dot.Kamikazes vs. Bellingham Roller Betties @ Everett, WA

July 10: Dot.Kamikazes vs. Treasure Valley (ID) Rollergirls @ San Jose Skate

July 24: KillaBytes vs. Lake Tahoe Derby Dames @ Tahoe, CA

August 21: Dot.Kamikazes vs. Humboldt County Redwood Rollers AND

KillaBytes vs. Humboldt (doubleheader @ Eureka, CA)

September 11: Dot.Kamikazes vs. Rose City Axles of Annihilation (Portland, OR) AND

KillaBytes vs. Sac City Rollers’ Folsom Prison Bruisers (doubleheader @ San Jose Skate)

October 23: Dot.Kamikazes vs. Santa Cruz Derby Girls’ Boardwalk Bombshells AND

KillaBytes vs. Santa Cruz Derby Girls’ Harbor Hellcats (doubleheader @ Santa Cruz, CA)

November 20: KillaBytes vs. Derby Revolution of Bakersfield @ Bakersfield, CA

We had some sellouts last season, so check back here when season tickets for our home bouts will be available through Brown Paper Tickets.

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