Thursday, May 24, 2012

Ottawa Bout Recap (Part 2)

On Saturday evening of our Ottawa trip we headed to the bout. Although we played the Slaughter Daughters in 2009, there wasn't much we knew about them. Internet research revealed that the Slaughter Daughters were the 2011 Champions of the Canadian roller derby tournament Beast of the East. It also surfaced that two of their skaters, Semi Precious and Soul Rekker, were on Team Canada for the 2011 Roller Derby World Cup.  WHOA.

The Slaughter Daughters are part of Rideau Valley Roller Girls.
Our first few jams seemed to go well, but soon the Slaughter Daughters were able to take advantage of a big power jam. They had really good team work and their jammers were also very smart. It was still fun to play them. We were familiar with a lot of their strategy, but they were very adept at implementing it. I loved watching Knockout block Soul Rekker - they are both so good!  At one point when I was out blocking and KO was jamming, I saw her land a crazy apex jump.

Speaking of, Knockout earned MVP for this bout, along with Semi Precious.

The final score was Slaughter Daughters (Rideau Valley Roller Girls): 241 - Hellions of Troy: 74.

I do want to point out that I was said we didn't sing the national anthems before this bout. I've been to Canada/seen enough international bouts that I know most of the words!  Here is a link to a youtube video of O Canada: to make up for it.

Check out our off-the-track Ottawa adventures in the blog post:

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