In the 11th game of this weekend’s D2 tournament, #1 seed Auld Reekie Roller Girls took on the #5 seed Oklahoma Victory Dolls. Auld Reekie lost their first game of the day to #16 seed Dublin Roller Derby 200-183, and Oklahoma was also coming off of a 235-174 loss to Naptown Roller Derby earlier in the day. While both teams came out of the gate looking evenly matched and equally focused on securing the win, Oklahoma’s jamming skills ultimately led them to a 257-131 victory over Auld Reekie.
The first game of the weekend was between two newcomers to the WFTDA tournament scene this year, #41-ranked Auld Reekie and #58 Dublin. This game between the top and bottom seed proved to be much closer than one might have predicted, and a tough battle to the very end.
Auld Reekie set the tone with the first six lead statuses of seven, and the ability to lock down their defense. Dublin took hold of the second half, and as jammer penalties racked up for Auld Reekie, the Irish underdogs held on for a 200-183 victory.