MADISON, WI – Battling for 5th place today was #5 Team United and #6 Helsinki. Team United looked to keep their entrance ranking from the weekend while Helsinki aimed to bump themselves up one spot. The teams were well-matched, resulting in a hard-fought battle up until the last few jams. Helsinki’s swift-footed jammers were often hung up by the staunch defense of Team United, while the jammers from Iowa powered their way through the Finns walls. Team United overpowered Helsinki 206-155.
MADISON, WI – #6 Helsinki (WFTDA #24) woke up to the 10am game looking to establish dominance quick. While #9 Ohio Roller Derby (WFTDA #33) met them in battle with fire and determination in their eyes.
Yesterday, Helsinki found themselves in penalty trouble against Minnesota, sitting for 39 infractions – 17 of them awarded to jammers.
Ohio was obviously looking to capitalize on the Helsinki penchant for penalties in their game today. The team came out organized and on the same page, and looked unified in its efforts to funnel jammers to the outside line, where they were more likely to make a mistake.
Ohio’s trouble today came in the form of mismatched strategies and a lack of teamwork on the floor. And Helsinki came away with the final win in this game, 260-243.