Your Carolina Rollergirls have been busy the last few weeks! August has been filled with away game keeping us from our amazing home town fans. So what exactly have we been doing?
The weekend of August 13 found the Carolina Rollergirls making the long drive to Nashville, TN where the #19 Carolina All-Stars took on the #25 Music City All-Stars and the Carolina Bootleggers played against the Nashville Brawl-Stars. Playing in the opening game the Boots showed the Brawl-Stars how the dance was danced with a tight but defined 11 point win. Overcoming unexpected roster changes, the Boots showcased their outstanding team work, great blocking and wicked strong jamming skills bringing home a final score of CRG 118 – Brawl-Stars 107; 2W – 2L this season. Way to go Bootleggers!
After cheering on the Bootleggers, the Carolina Rollergirls All-Stars began their own game with the Music City All-Stars. Displaying their usual gusto the All-Stars took charge early and went into half time with a 31 point lead; CRG 87 – Music City 56. Starting the second half with a power jam the Carolina All-Stars maintained their lead for 46 minutes of the game. With 14 minutes to go the lead changed in favor of Nashville. Despite their hard work and killer derby skills the game ended with Carolina’s only loss of the season. Final score CRG 112 / Nashville 143 bringing the Carolina season to 12W – 1L.
Pics of the All-Star bout here.
Photo by Chris Wage
On Sunday the Carolina Rollergirls All-Stars had a hangover bout with the Memphis Hustlin’ Rollers. Not to be held back by Saturday’s loss, CRG established and held onto a strong 20 point lead after the second jam. The numbers got higher with each jam and half-time rolled around with a score of 122 – 30 CRG. The All-Stars didn’t hold back in the second half and though Memphis played hard, CRG won the game. Final score of CRG 250 – Memphis 58 bringing Carolina’s season to 13W – 1L.
A scant seven days after their travels to Tennessee the Carolina All-Stars made their way North to Baltimore to play un-ranked Madison Mad Rollin’ Dolls in another Sunday hangover bout. Taking advantage of the opportunity to watch a game as spectators, the Carolina skaters were able to take in #12 Charm City versus Madison (Charm City won 250 – 96). Sunday’s hangover bout was a closed bout so only those that were there know what happened in detail but the final outcome was CRG 189 – Madison 121. Holy cow, I wish I could’ve seen that action. The Madison game brought CRG’s season to 14W – 1L.
All this time away from Raleigh has left the Carolina Rollergirls hungry for some quality time with our home crowd. Join us on September 3 at Dorton Arena to see Carolina take on old rival Atlanta. Doors open at 2:30 and the first event, Tai Chi-tahs v. Atlanta Rumble Bees, starts at 3pm. The main event, Carolina All-Stars v. Atanta’s All-Stars, game starts at 5pm.
Tickets are $11 in advance and $14 at the door.
Get your advance tickets here
, at one of these locations: Bull City Records (Durham), Cameron’s (Chapel Hill), Ornamentea (Downtown Raleigh), Schoolkids Records (NCSU Area), Vertical Urge (N. Raleigh), OR from your friendly rollergirl!
Contributed by Dot Bomber