On Saturday night June 3rd, the Warrin’ Wrecking Dolls hosted Dubois’ Northern Alleghany Roller Derby and came away with a win, 196-145, in a bout that remained close the majority of the game. The win keeps the Dolls’ undefeated streak intact as they are now 10-0 through last year.
The Dolls fell behind early with the main problem being penalties. The first half saw the Dolls skating with at least one player in the penalty box often. This forced Warren to run a 2-man defense which allowed NARD to take advantage. But halfway through the first half, with less penalties and a tighter defense, the Dolls were able to regain the lead. In multiple jams, Dubois jammers never made it through the pack and the Dolls’ jammers were able to score for the entire two minutes.
Warren never lost the lead again but NARD remained within striking distance the whole game, usually only being down 20 points. Power jams in key points of the bout allowed the Dolls to stretch their lead toward the end of the game. In one of the last jams, Warren jammer Goblynn put up 25 points and put lead out of reach for good.
The game ended Warren’s roughest part of their schedule where they played three games within five weeks. It certainly added to the pressure of the bout and has taken a physical toll, as well. The Dolls were down their starting pivot with a concussion from the last game and had a jammer suffer a separated shoulder in Saturday’s bout. The Dolls will have a month and a half to recover and prepare for Cortland, NY’s Seven Valley Rollers on July 22nd.
Warrin' Wrecking Dolls
Flat track women's roller derby league representing Warren, PA and the surrounding area.