First off, note to the idiot with the megaphone at the end of the track who didn’t shut up for the entire bout: Your garbled “play-by-play” added nothing the proceedings, just annoyed the shit out of anyone within 10 feet. Leave it to the professionals, dumbass.
Back to the game: The ladies began hitting hard from the first whistle; the JCRD Trainwrecks (in black & blue) sought to counter the SCDG Shakers’ (in yellow) jamming/scoring strength with blocking clusters and sheer force. But Shakers England’s Glory, NOS and Roller Her Kitty still managed to cut through the packs like bullets (hey, it's Ogden) and ratchet up an early point-lead that held for the remainder of the bout. Not that the Trainwrecks were only about defense: Jammers Colonel Skirts, Killa Patra and Slick Tease poured on the speed for several impressive, if not point-balancing, runs.
Score at the half: Salt City 110, Junction City 27.
The JCRD rallied and roared back strong in Round 2, seemingly catching SCDG by surprise and (somewhat) closing the point gap. Unfortunately, the one-two blow of Colonel Skirts going down and having the wind knocked out of her in a particularly brutal mash-up, and Shakers scoring machine NOS pulling out four “Hot Tricks” (five points per pack pass) in a single jam dashed any faint hope of Ogden catching up.
Final score: Salt City 203 (same as May!), Junction City 79 (33 more than before!).
The Salt City Derby Girls’ next home roller-derby bout: Saturday, Sept. 26 (Championship Bout: Leave It to Cleavers vs. Sisters of No Mercy) at the Salt Palace; info SLCDerby.com. The Junction City Roller Dolls next home bout: Saturday, Oct. 24 (expo bout, hopefully not “Black vs. Blue”) at Layton’s Davis Conference Center; info JunctionCityRollerDolls.com.