Gotham Girls Roller Derby

The GGRD All-Stars Roll to Another Win, 505-19

by: Thomas Gerbasi
May 7, 2012

The GGRD All-Stars Roll to Another Win, 505-19
by Thomas Gerbasi

If the Gotham Girls Roller Derby All-Stars’ first two bouts of 2012 are indicative of how the rest of the season will progress, it may be a long season for the rest of the teams trying to dethrone the defending WFTDA champions from the Big Apple.

The latest win for the gals in black was a 505-19 victory on over The Stepford Sabotage of the CT RollerGirls in a May 5th bout at Brooklyn’s Crashpad. This follows GGRD’s 630-65 victory over the LIRR All-Stars on April 21st.

And even though the team was shorthanded due to minor injuries to Sexy Slaydie and Fisti Cuffs, the rest of the squad stepped up, led by the blocking prowess of newcomer (and team MVP) Mick Swagger, and a scoring onslaught led by Brazilian Nut (118 points), Suzy Hotrod (88), and rookie Slambda Phage (86 points). In all, Gotham had seven jammers in the points column.  While CTRG and their team MVP Luciana Pulverotti gave a solid effort throughout the bout, GGRD already looks to be in mid-season form heading into a summer campaign where they will meet up with some of their toughest pre-tournament competition. Between now and July, the All-Stars are slated to tussle with a Murderer's Row of foes: Philadelphia (DNN #11, June 9th); Denver (#2) and Rose City (#5) at the ECDX Tournament June 23-24; and Bay Area (#3), Texas (#4), and Windy City (#6) at the Star of Texas Tournament in Austin July 21-22.



                      1           2          F
CTRG             5          14        19
GGRD           279      226      505

CTRG MVP – Luciana Pulverotti
GGRD MVP – Mick Swagger

Leading CTRG Scorers
Pearl Jammer 9 points (8 jams)
Pow Pow Powerwheels 8 points (3 jams)
Murphy’s OUTLAW 2 points (3 jams)

Leading CTRG Blockers
Luciana Pulverotti 20 jams (-270)
Doomcake 16 jams (-242)
Your Mom 16 jams (-274)

Leading GGRD Scorers
Brazilian Nut 118 points (6 jams)
Suzy Hotrod 88 points (5 jams)
Slambda Phage 86 points (8 jams)

Leading GGRD Blockers
OMG WTF 16 jams (+252)
Mick Swagger 16 jams (+249)
Donna Matrix 16 jams (+178)

CTRG Penalties
Minors: 70 Majors: 28 Box Trips: 41

GGRD Penalties
Minors: 57 Majors: 21 Box Trips: 31

Stats compiled with Rinxter