Monday, August 1, 2011

Bout Recap: 7/30/2011 vs Capital District Trauma Authority

(All photos credit Pete Rodriguez)
On Saturday 7/30/2011 The Quadfathers hosted Albany area's Capital District Trauma Authority (CDTA) at JFK Arena in Rome NY. This bout was the much anticipated rematch of the April 2nd 2011 bout of the same teams at the Washington Ave Armory in Albany in which CDTA won 110-77 in their first public bout. The Quadfathers had been working hard in preparation for this rematch and it showed. Coached by Slay West and Mean Squeak, the Quadfathers deployed a noticeable change in teamwork and defensive strategy that proved very difficult for the CDTA jammers.
We couldnt have put this whole thing together without all the zebras and NSO's, so a big thank you to all of you.  Officiating the bout were some familiar faces from nearby places:
Anne Persand (Who had head reffed both bouts between these teams)
Magnum Joe (of Central New York)
Miranda Wrights (of Hellions of Troy)
Reffin' Aint Easy (of Central New York)
Otto A-Linement (of Assault City Roller Derby)
The Constable (Of Hellions of Troy)
Lizzy Longshanks (of Ithaca Legue of Women Rollers)
Special thanks also to Ida Feltersnatch and Eloda Sarcasm for announcing this bout- they did an amazing job and kept it humorous and cool even when the sound system was toppling around them (literally! read on...)
The first half was a very close, hard fought battle between the two teams, with 5 lead changes, disputed ref calls, and tensions high.  CDTA came into the game riding a 2 game win streak looking to make it three.  They jumped out to a quick nine point lead in the first 3 jams for the largest lead of the first half.  At the half, it was CDTA 49 to Quadfathers 44. The Quadfathers came out of the locker room for the second half with a renewed focus and it showed.  They Quadfathers took back the lead in the second jam with a 10 point jam by Die-Lon but CDTA answered right back 2 jams later with a 8 point jam by Jonny Malice to bring the score to 58-57 in favor of the home team.  The Quadfathers then went on a 45 point run holding the visiting team scorless until the 17th jam.  In the 17th CDTA star jammer Up End Atom tried to spark some life into the vistors scoring a quick 5 points and calling it.  The home town team quickly answered back closing out the game putting up a grand slam in each of the last three jams.
The Quads put up some pretty impressive stats in the second half, shutting out CDTA in 18 out of 20 jams.  They also gained lead jammer status 16 out of 20 jams.  Overall scoring in the second half was Quads 77- CDTA 13. The final score was Quadfathers 121-CDTA 62.
The crowd was wowed and cheering mutliple times for huge hits from both teams, sending skaters flying into the barriers, the crowd, and the photographers. A first half shoulder injury to Peach #27 of the QF's had the Quads facing a thinning jammer lineup for the second half but Peach pushed through it and jammed through the rest of the game. At one point in the second half Roarshock #8i8 of CDTA was sent flying off of turn 3 directly into the sound system / DJ table and sent most of the system crashing to the floor around him....luckily, nothing actually hit Roarshock and to everyone's delight the announcers' mics continued to work the whole time, and nothing was damaged (sigh of relief!). A second half injury to the knee of Johnny Rebel #904 of CDTA on turn one had the arena silent for a few minutes as EMT's attended. We've been told Johnny is OK.
By the end of the night the Quadfathers had 4 jammers with 20+ plus points lead by Peach with 35.  CDTA's leading scorer was #11 Jonny Malice with 23 points. 
MVP's were awarded to Up End Atom #9090 of CDTA and Bobby Brady #8 of the QF's.
The Quadfathers would like to especially thank CNY Roller Derby for allowing us the chance to host men's derby bouts in conjunction with their 2011 season. CNY's support has been invaluable to the growth and stability of our league over the past two years, and we are finally (hopefully) giving something back by putting on some very crowd pleasing shows for our common fans!  We would also like to thank the fans who came out and supported us.  We look forward to seeing all of you at our next bout.
Up next for the QF's is a bout on August 13th vs the Burlington Bomb Quads...stay tuned for details!

You can see photos of this bout at these links- please add more links to the comments section as you find them:

Pete Rodriguez's Photos

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