Derby Ink Day 2: Penn Jersey Outmuscles Love City, 63-23
21. April 2013 00:00
From the DNN Archive:
After their corresponding brother leagues faced each other, the two Philadelphia ladiesâ€™ banked track teams did battle. To add a bit of spice to the proceeds, both teams knew ahead of the game that the loser was to be eliminated from the competition.
Perhaps as a result of that, both teams went conservative to start, with only 9 total points being scored in the first 6 minutes of the game, Love City holding a 5-4 lead. However, Penn Jersey began to put together some solid jamming and solid defense to support it, getting a grand slam by Classy Chassy and a 9-0 by Nique Havoc. The lead kept growing, all the way to 31-12.
A crazy back-and-forth jam followed: The diminutive Nique Havoc and a tall drink of water in Love Cityâ€™s Marilyn McMancrusher sparred with one another outside the forward engagement zone. Nique railed Marilyn hard on the backstretch seemingly having the pack to herself for a scoring passâ€¦only to get railed herself by Love Cityâ€™s rear blocking, allowing Marilyn to catch up and re-steal a point before calling it off.
That jam seemed to wake up Love City for a few jams, who then picked up two full-pull passes to bring the score to a more manageable 32-20 at halftime. They picked up another point to start the second half, but then Penn Jersey got back to getting lead jammer, hitting 4-0s with Nique and Crash Anne Burn. Picking up a few singles along the way, PJRD found themselves up 44-21 with 11 minutes left in the game.
A Love City time-out led into a 4-minute stretch of 0-point jams, despite the She Devils hitting the penalty box hard. Once Penn Jersey returned to full pack strength, however, they also put more points on the scoreboard with a big 7-0 jam by Crash followed by two more positive jams. Gingershred managed to get a 1-pointer in the closing stages, but that was all Love City had left.
Penn Jersey took the victory, 63-23, ending Love Cityâ€™s weekend without a win. Penn Jerseyâ€™s 1-1 record should be good enough for a spot in the semis, pending the outcome of the nightcap between Wolfpack and the MADE All-Stars.
By for Derby News Network