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The Saturday, May 9 bout of the Salt City Derby Girls’ 2009
roller-derby season was a milestone for one team: The Sisters of No Mercy, who
carved out their first victory in almost two years. The
black-clad nuns dominated the green (in every sense; the team is mostly newbies
this year) Bomber Babes 168-89 over two very physical half-hour periods.
Sisters jammer Violence Vicksen scored first, and subsequent
jams by Nyda the Dead and Beracooter solidified an wide lead over the
Bombers. Even several impressive in-the-zone scoring runs by Bomber NOS (some
of which saw her skating backwards and airborne) couldn’t make up the
difference. By the half, the Sisters were leading 70-43.
Bomber Babes jammers Donkey Punch and Swine Flu (#H1N1, of
course) made some serious attempts to catch NOS’ fire in the second half, and
blocker Phatal Pheromone’s kamikaze hits sent several Sisters to their knees
for more than a prayer. But it was the Sisters of No Mercy’s night, marking
SCDG founder Brew Ha Ha’s second team win in her own league’s history, 168-89.
Next SCDG bout: A double-header with all four SCDG teams
(the Bombers, the Sisters, the Death Dealers and the Leave It to Cleavers)
playing in one night, at the SaltPalace on Saturday, June
6. Info: SLCDerby.com.
Roller derby this weekend: The O-Town Derby Dames play at
the EcclesConferenceCenter in Ogden,
info: OTownDerbyDames.com; the Wasatch Roller Derby plays at Hollywood
Connection in WestValleyCity,
info: WasatchRollerDerby.com. Both games Saturday, May 16 at 7 p.m.