CHICAGO, IL — The Manic Attackers unleashed the hounds on the Double Crossers Saturday night at the UIC Pavilion as they ran away with a 168-39 win. Â With all of the talent that both teams possess, the lopsided score was a little unsettling for the Double Crossers as they remain winless this season and the Manic Attackers improve their record to 2-1.
The Manic Attackers’ near impenetrable wall of Bork Bork Bork, Rose Feratu, AliSin Chains and Val Capone proved to be a deciding factor in the boutâ€™s outcome. Right out of the gates, the hitting was intense with Double Crosser jammer Julia Rosenwinkel going down hard in the first jam and removing herself from the jam.
Wreck N Shrew scored first blood, netting four points for the Manics. Â From the jump, the Manic Attackers ran away with the score and never really looked back. Ruth Enasia, Beth Amphetamine and Zoe Trocious added to the score and within the first ten jams, it was 36-5 Manics.
With team captain Georgia on Yer Behind, rookie hotshot Sunshine N Painbows and Norma Lee Wright working well together recycling blockers and roughing up the opposing jammers, the Double Crossers were working feverishly to keep the Manic Attackers jammer line at bay, but their efforts kept falling short. By the time the teams went to the locker rooms for the half, the score was locked in at 74-14 in favor of the Manic Attackers, who were firing on all pistons and showing why they are a solid contender for the Ivy King Cup Championship this year.
As second half action started, Wreck N Shrew lined up against Rosenwinkel and made short work of the Crossers pack, scoring an opening 9-0. Amy NoNamey added a wealth of excellent hits to help contribute to her teamâ€™s lead. With less than nine minutes in the bout, the Manic Attackers were up by 110 points, with a score of 138-28. Their lead was not only insurmountable, but the Manics were still in top form, as if they were trying to send a message to the other home teams. Â The Manic Attackers did work some of their rookies into the jammer rotation late. Bellatrix La Pain made her rookie debut but was unable to tally any points in a 0-0.
To seal the final nail in the coffin, usual blocker Rose Feratu took the jammer star and scored 18 points. As she skated back to her bench, the crowd regaled her with the happy birthday song in anticipation of her upcoming birthday and apparent early birthday gift of a huge jam. When the final buzzer sounded, the Manic Attackers had demolished the Double Crossers with a 168-39 final score. Bork Bork Bork received Player of the Game and is quickly becoming an anchor for the Manic Attackers.
The next Windy City match will be critical for the 2-1 Manics, as they try to defend second place from the rapidly improving 1-2 Hell’s Belles. That match goes down on April 9.
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