Bout Preview: (15) Rose City @ (5) Gotham
Posted by Justice Feelgood Marshall on October 12, 2007
(updated to reflect new WFTDA rankings)
A high-level WFTDA clash goes down in the Big Apple on Saturday, as Gotham attempts to bounce back from a disappointing one-and-out performance at the Texas Shootout, while the up-and-coming Rose City comes all the way out from Portland to represent for the West Coast.
Gotham spent only a month as the undisputed rulers of the East. They shrugged off all competition in August’s Heartland Havoc, but their first-round exit at Nationals opened the door for Carolina to stake a reasonable claim to best in the East. This roster doesn’t appear to have any debuting rookies since Nationals — which means that it’s full of skaters eager to erase the memory of the first-round loss to eventual champions Kansas City — and this is also the Gotham all-star team’s first home bout in two seasons.
With the release of the new WFTDA rankings, Rose City comes into this bout as a significant underdog. They made a big statement at February’s Dust Devil by very nearly upsetting the favored Sin City girls in the first bout of the first round, losing by a razor-thin 95-92, and then got revenge by bringing down Sin City 107-80 in a rematch two months later. However, that’s the majority of Rose City’s 2007 travel team action right there — their only other match was a solid July win over 17th-ranked Rocky Mountain, 111 to 74.
UPDATE: Gotham earns their 5 ranking, controlling Rose City 129-86 (bout recap to come.)
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