Bout 2 of the Madison Roller Derby home season at the Alliant Energy Coliseum began with the “watermelon match” as the reigning champions Quad Squad (0-1) in green took on the Vaudeville Vixens (1-0) in pink.
Quad Squad 252, Vaudeville Vixens 143 - View Replay Here
After a close first jam, Quad Squad’s jammer Kenna Vendetta picked up 16 points to quickly pull away from the Vixens. Quad Squad blockers locked down the Vixens’ jammers and held them to only 5 points through 8 jams. The Vixens tried to regroup and slow things down with a time-out but following the short break, the Quad Squad blockers – Lex Aeternitas, Mikki Barrage, Sequin DestroyHer, and Darkhorse – continued their tight blocking which would frustrate the Vixens’ jammers all half. Penalties in the 10th jam for both teams resulted in the highest scoring jam of the half as Kenna Vendetta (Quad Squad) and Hawai’i KO (Vaudeville Vixens) each picked up 16 points. The Quad Squad looked like they were playing ‘keep-away’ as their jammers picked up lead 15 times and their blockers held the Vixens scoreless in 14 of 22 jams in the 1st half. The score at half-time: Vixens 63, Quad Squad 138.
The second half started much like the first. Quad Squad jammers consistently grabbed lead and minimized the Vixens’ ability to score. The Vixens weren’t going down without a fight, however. In the 10th jam of the second half, Vixens’ jammer Jostlin’ Hell took full advantage of a power jam and picked up 19 points for her team. Two jams later, LaMarche Madness grabbed 20 points with some strong blocking from her Vixen teammates Radiosmacktive, Hoppe Go Lucky, Bonnie Riot, and Ms. Conduct. In the very next jam, Kentucky Fried Carnage of the Quad Squad put up 12 points and thrilled the crowd when she surprised the Vixens’ jammer and knocked her out of bounds! The exciting come-back that the Vixens experienced in week one wasn’t to be repeated this time as the Quad Squad were just too dominant this time around. The Vaudeville Vixens fell to the Quad Squad, 143-252.
Unholy Rollers 409, Reservoir Dolls 189 - View Replay Here
The second bout of the night pitted the Reservoir Dolls (0-1) against the Unholy Rollers (1-0). Very quickly, the bout showed that it was going to be a night of big hits and big jams. In the second jam, the Unholy Rollers capitalized on the Reservoir Dolls’ jammer penalty and tallied 24 points from Gingah Snap. Two jams later, Unholy Rollers’ blocker Rhubarbarian laid a big hit on the Res Dolls’ rookie jammer, Hollyhood just as she looked to be escaping the pack. In the 6th jam, Gingah Snap again took advantage of a power jam and some strong offensive help from teammate The Manipulator and posted a staggering 28 points! In the 12th jam of the half, the crowd was again excited to see some jammer-on-jammer fun as Unholy’s jammer Shananaguns took out the Res Dolls jammer. From the strong defense from Unholy Rollers Rhubarbarian, Toast, Goldman Smacks, and Scarlet O’Snareya in one jam to more strong blocking from Dive Hard, Badaboom Box, Hell Woods, and Gertrude Awakening, the Unholies were proving to be nightmares for the Reservoir Dolls’ jammers. Offensively, the Unholies posted 20 or more points in 6 of 16 jams in the half. By half-time,2019 the Unholy Rollers had a commanding 223-74 lead.
In the second half, the determined Reservoir Dolls hung with the Unholies for the first 5 jams. Then in the 6th jam, Gingah Snap posted another 24 point jam. She would go on to lead all jammers that night with 140 points. Strong as the Unholies were, the Reservoir Dolls put up points in all but 4 jams in the half. Nat Splat posted 19 points for the Reservoir Dolls in the 15th jam of the half. On the stat sheet, the Reservoir Dolls picked up more points in the second half than the first and reduced the number of points scored by the Unholy Rollers. In the end however, the experience and depth of the Unholy Rollers was just too much. The Unholy Rollers skated away with the victory 409-189.