Jammers mix it up in the corners during the bout between the Derby Liberation Front and the Jet City Roller Girls from Everett. DLF dominated the matchup, winning handily 223 - 67.
SLIDESHOW: Derby Liberation Front unloads on the Pink Pistols 223-67
White Centers Southgate Roller Rink hosted an invitational bout against a team from rival league Jet City Rollergirls of Everett. The “Pink Pistols” of Everett took on the Derby Liberation Front from Seattle’s own Rat City Rollergirls.
A packed house greeted the skaters and the cheers from viewers pumped up the athletes. The DLF jumped out to a fast start and never looked back. By the time the Pistols scored their first point the DLF had 101 points on the board. At the half it was a 118-38 DLF advantage. Half time was used to raffle off team merchandise and fans were quick to the merch booth to pick up their winnings. In the second half DLF continued the pressure on the Pistols and as the bout ended the score was overwhelming. A 223-67 win for the vocal women of the Derby Liberation Front. Who’s motto is “Smash the State”.
Announcer and master of ceremonies Professor Jake Stratton explained some Rollergirls history. “The Rollergirls have been around for ten years. This is our ninth season but ten years ago practice began at the Southgate Roller Rink and the following year the teams began to compete. We now compete at Key Arana and five to six thousand people come to watch our events”.
The DLF is ranked 6th in the nation, according the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA), out of 155 registered teams.
For more information about the Rollergirls and upcoming events go to www.ratcityrollergirls.com and for information about the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association go to www.wftda.com
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