This Saturday March 2 the Violent Lambs and Black Sheep hit the road to Bloomington, IN to take on the Bleeding Heartland Rollergirls. Two teams who were North Central rivals under the old WFTDA regional setup, today of course regions are a thing of the past, just like minor penalties.
This is the first of two games between these leagues in 2013; the second will be in Cincinnati on April 6, just a little over a month from now.
Bleeding Heartland is 3-7 over their last ten games (I am not counting the game against the men’s team of Race City) going back to March 31, 2012 when they lost by just two points to Grand Raggidy. A better, albeit smaller body of work is their last three games where Bleeding Heartland has posted a 2-1 record which includes a monstrous win over Old Capitol City 320-74 on February 9. Already in this young season Cincinnati and Bleeding Heartland have shared an opponent, in Naptown. Bleeding Heartland lost to Naptown by 126 points on February 2, while Cincinnati lost to Naptown by 147 points on January 26. The difference is negligible, and Cincinnati fans should read nothing into that. Bleeding Heartland also went over in-state rival Ft. Wayne by 63 points on January 19.
The last two seasons for Cincinnati have not been kind, with the Sheep posting a 10-21 record over that time span. This season however comes with a waft of change. Sadistic Sadie is back in the fold, and is imprinting her cerebral pursuits in the minds of the league, which includes a more aggressive approach. Sadie, who we have seen jam in the past is (for now at least) taking a role as a blocker and acting as the Executive Officer on the track.
As previously mentioned, Cincinnati played and lost to Naptown a few weeks ago in the first game of their 2013 season, and Cincinnati has more than a good chance of marking one down under the “W” column this Saturday. A concern for Cincinnati is the amount of time spent in the penalty box, time which has to diminish from years past.
Three skaters are making debuts this Saturday, and all with great stories: Bombtrack, Truxtal and La Bruja (La Brew Ha).
Bombtrack, who was a force-to-be-reckoned-with while on the Lamb’s roster moves up to the marquee squad and will don the Sheep jersey. You may remember Bomb retired at the end of last season, but after some soul-searching came back to the league and has taken it by storm. Bomb’s strength and pack awareness will make a great addition to the Sheep.
Truxtal is coming back from hip surgery which put her in a half body cast and on crutches for the better part of a year. She debuts on the Violent Lambs.
La Bruja, a rookie who is lighting-it-on-fire has already made the Flock Ewe’s roster (C Team) last week, and will debut as a Lamb tomorow in Bloomington. All of this with being in the league less than two months. La Bruja is a prodigy on the flat-track…remember her name.
This Saturday also marks three weeks until Opening Day for the Cincinnati Rollergirls at the Cincinnati Gardens. The NEO Rollergirls come to town for the doubleheader. Purchase tickets online or the day of the bout at the Gardens box office.
Adult general admission tickets: $10 in advance, $12 at the door
Adult trackside tickets (18 and older only): $15 in advance, $17 at the door
Kids 7-12: $5 in advance, $6 at the door
Kids 6 and younger: Free
- from CincinnatiRollergirls.com