Thursday, May 8, 2008

LA Ri-ettes defeat SD All Stars!

Um, by a lot.
The final score was 118-14. San Diego never really had a chance - in the first five minutes they were down by 25. We actually had to re-set the scoreboard, since a 100 point game is almost unheard of in banked track where we skate one minute jams (thus limiting the amount of points that can be scored). But not only did we re-set the scoreboard back to zero, we still managed to take the lead again by the end of the game!

Jammer chase!

The pack

San Diego skater down.

Unfortunately, in the pre-game scrimmage on Monday, I broke the middle finger on my right hand. I guess I should be thankful that after almost two years of playing this crazy sport, this is the worst that has happened to me so far (knock on wood!). But the break isn't too bad, and I can still skate, I just have to wear this awfully ugly splint for a month.

Finally, this game marked my first ejection! Like in basketball - five penalties and you are outta there. I still claim only three of those penalties were legit - but what can you do?! By the end of the game, six of the LA skaters had been kicked out, so I was in good company. So at the end of the third quarter, I got to watch the rest of the game with Jessica in the stands, with a beer.

Venus DeMaulr and I get an ejection lap.The ejection welcome wagon.

There is an amusing write up at, with more awesome pictures, including my very first jam blocking (which I did a terrible job at), and the rarely seen leg whip.

Our last game of the regular season is May 31st - we play the Sirens one more time. The Cookies are hopeful we can remain undefeated going into the champs, but I know this is probably going to be the toughest game of the year!

Photo credits: 1, 2 and 4 by Kustomkulture Photography, 3 by Marc Campos, 5 by Charlie Chu.


Berryville Brat said...

Way to go Laguna Beyatch. That's the way to play the game. Only a broken finger. Tough it up. Wish I was there rooting you on.

Anonymous said...

You go grrrl!! Who knows- maybe roller derby will return to television?!?