40oz Bout Report
CDD Belmont Bruisers V. Cape Fear – Black Haarts
Saturday, March 5th saw the Charlottesville Derby Dames’ Belmont Bruisers in Wilmington, North Carolina, facing off against Cape Fear Roller Girls’ Black Harrts. Despite a very aggressive start by both teams, it was clear early on that the Black Harrts’ jammers were ill-prepared for the havoc caused by the Bruisers’ defense. It was an exciting first bout for Dutch Blitz and Gemmatron, and a challenging beginning to Tastee Freeze’s first season with the Charlottesville Derby Dames. Led by powerhouse blockers SparKills, Abersmashy, and Tammy Mae-hem, they all played their role exchanging powerful hits which allowed the Bruisers to dominate with consecutive lead jammer status. Jammer penalty trouble for Cape Fear allowed the Bruisers to rack up early unanswered points while jammers such as Smaks Fifth Avenue and SHANK often skated through the pack virtually untouched. The Bruisers’ offensive line, headed by Crashiopeia, contributed to jammer assists through the pack to secure the Belmont Bruisers to a 43-7 lead in the first quarter of the bout. Cape Fear was able to regroup and give Charlottesville a run for its money, flipping the script and giving the Bruiser jammers several trips to the penalty box as well. Cape Fear was able to overtake the lead to a heart-stopping 63-62 just minutes before the half. During the second half, Charlottesville’s utilization of a deep jammer rotation including Dutch Blitz, Badsquish, and a star pass to Swift Jesstice allowed them to continually inch farther ahead after once again taking the lead. Despite multiple consecutive lead jammer calls to Cape Fear in the final jams of the bout, the Belmont Bruisers ultimately secured their victory of 148-176.
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