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D1V: #5 Terminal City topples #10 Arizona Tent City Terrors, 231-95

D1V: #5 Terminal City topples #10 Arizona Tent City Terrors, 231-95 Photo credit: Derby With Recess

VANCOUVER, BC- The second game of day two of Divison 1 playoffs in Vancouver saw the host league, Terminal City, fend off a challenge by Arizona Roller Derby’s Tent City Terrors, relying on consistent defense and relatively clean game play to prove dominant in the contest. Arizona pulled no punches but ultimately came up short, with a final score of 231-95.

D1V: #7 Sacred City edges out #10 Arizona, 183-181

D1V: #7 Sacred City edges out #10 Arizona, 183-181 Photo credit: Derby With Recess

VANCOUVER, BC – After lead trades across the game, the final score wound up reflecting the tournament seedings the teams entered with.

AZRD claimed the back but had trouble moving laterally to contain Sacred City’s jammers up the inside and outside lines. While Sacred’s strategy switches through the game seemed to pay off just crucially more than Arizona, so that they ended with a narrow final jam win, 183-181.

D1T 9th Place: #8 Arizona Terrorizes #10 Tri-City, 239-170

TUCSON, AZ — Arizona entered the tournament seeded 8th, but after defeating Tri-City, 239-170, Arizona will leave with 9th place for the 2015 D1 Playoffs at Tucson. While Tri-City will leave as they entered, in 10th place.

Arizona dominated lead calls and controlled the game, but as they have throughout the tournament, quickly fell into penalty trouble. Arizona chose to mix up their jammer rotation in this game in hopes of cutting down penalties but found little success. While Tri-City combatted the lead calls with quick star passes and stashes.

D1T: #9 MRD Dairyland Dolls moos past #8 Arizona, 221-171

D1T: #9 MRD Dairyland Dolls moos past #8 Arizona, 221-171 Photo credit Donna Olmstead

TUCSON, AZ— Game 2, between the 9th seed Mad Rollin’ Dolls and #8 Arizona Roller Derby, was a back-and-forth battle of evenly matched teams prone to the same penalties.

After multiple lead changes, many coming during power jams, MRD Dairyland Dolls were able to cobble together some momentum that extended over the last 5 minutes of gameplay to finally take home the win, 221-171.