In the battle for 11th place, #11 Columbia QuadSquad faced off with #9 No Coast Derby Girls in a game that can only be described as whiplash-inducing. From the start, both teams exchanged lead repeatedly through the duration of the game, sometimes multiple times in the same jam. It was unclear who would take this fierce, penalty-heavy game as these teams were extraordinarily evenly matched. This was the case through the very last jam, but Columbia ultimately clinched victory, winning 167-156.
In a tournament of upsets, it’s no surprise that the game between the #2 seed Tucson Saddletramps and #11 seed Columbia Quad Squad ended up being a tennis match of points and lead status designations. There were four lead changes in the first half alone, and a flurry of (failed) apex jumps. The first half was split nearly down the middle when it came to gameplay domination and jammer advantage: Tucson had 11 lead jam statuses and Columbia had 14. Columbia earned 76 points while Tucson gained 70.
Columbia came into this game with their biggest loss of the weekend thus far coming at the hands of #3 Paris Rollergirls. The QuadSquad came in looking to upend another high ranked team by their trademark overpowering. The Saddletramps, armed with speed control, was not ready to let Columbia take home another upset, especially after losing to #7 Boston earlier in the day.