Charm City Bout Preview: Junkyard Dolls vs. Mobtown Mods
Posted by Justice Feelgood Marshall on October 12, 2007
In the third-place game of Charm City’s championship doubleheader, the 0-6 Mobtown Mods would very much like to end a rough season on an up note by getting revenge on the 2-4 Junkyard Dolls, who have already beaten them twice this year. The Mods do have a number of things working in their favor, as team captain Road Rash Rivers, who sat out the whole season during a pregnancy, returns to the hardwood to help out her team. Additionally, the Mods’ 2006 workhorse, Lady Quebeaum, returned from an ankle injury in August and has been looking more impressive with every outing. Finally, the Mods are bringing in two nimble guest skaters from nearby Harrisburg Area Roller Derby, Rainbow’s Revenge and Nash Villain, who provide a little more depth at the jammer position but are also smart and effective blockers.
The Dolls have a number of weapons of their own, though: they have 2007’s current scoring leader in rookie Cherrylicious (208 points in 6 bouts), and halfway through the season they picked up a major force in Dolly Rocket, who has helped to significantly improve the Dolls’ play at the front of the pack. Rookies Killer Kitten and Radar Love have shown dramatic improvement over the course of the season, and Dirty Trixie, previously exclusively a blocker, has been taking more turns at the jammer line, making the Dolls one of the more adaptable teams in the league.
The deciding factor in this game may be whether the Mods can keep the first half close — throughout the season, they’ve generally kept the score even in the second half but opened the bout very ragged. Key for the Dolls will be continuing their improvement at pack cohesion — they’ve always been a very hard-hitting group individually but they’ve been adding a dimension of defensive teamwork that has made life a lot harder on opposing jammers.
UPDATE: The Dolls complete the hat trick, consigning the Mods to a winless season by a score of 67-54 (full recap to come.)
Mistress May Eye, #10 // Ali Kaida, #175 // Cherrylicious, #NC17 // Coach Ballbricker, #13 // Dirty Trixie, #27 // Dolly Rocket, #6 // Hurtsula, #18 // Killer Kitten, #999 // Molly Melee, #6 // Putin Annie, # *67 // Schiesty McFeisty, #66 // Shevil Knievel, #1 // Radar Love, #i
Road Rash Rivers, #221°F // Siouxsie Slaughter, #151 // Anarchy Kournikova, #47 // Angthrax, #33 // The Canadian, #82 // Dramanatrix, #XX // Duchess of Torque, #200lb/ft // Lady QueBeaum, #34 // Major Threat, #12XU // PenaltyNa, #7 // Roxy Toxic, #3 // Rainbow’s Revenge // Nash Villain