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D1V: #1 Victoria vanquishes #2 Angel City, 143-140

D1V: #1 Victoria vanquishes #2 Angel City, 143-140 Photo credit: Derby With Recess.

VANCOUVER, BC- The first place game between #2 tournament seed Angel City and #1 Victoria, determining who will get a bye in Portland, OR at WFTDA Champs in November, was a rollercoaster of lead changes and penalties that came down to the very last jam.

Both teams had played impressively well throughout the weekend, to that point – including Angel City’s record setting high score against Sacred in the first day of play – which gave few indicators as to how this particular game might go down. The result was a game riddled with jammer penalties for Victoria, and showcasing the strong offense-defense switches of Angel City who held game lead for much of play, that ultimately came down to the final game minutes, when Victoria claimed victory.

Earlier in the season at the Big O, ACDG lost to VRDL 183-94, and though Victoria came out on top in this contest as well, it proved to be a very different game.  Victoria pulled out this win in the final jam, to take 1st place at the 2016 D1 International WFTDA Vancouver Playoffs, ultimately defeating Angel City, 143-140.

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: #3 Rat City exterminates #6 Naptown, 285-57

D1V: #3 Rat City exterminates #6 Naptown, 285-57 Photo credit: Derby With Recess

VANCOUVER, BC – Friday’s third game of the WFTDA International Division 1 playoffs in Vancouver pitted the #3 seed, Seattle’s Rat-City All stars (12th in WFTDA), against the Naptown Tornado Sirens of Indianapolis (22nd in WFTDA) who came in as the #6 seed.  Rat City asserted an early dominance and appeared to be the only team so far not effected by the unusual nature of the sport court over rubberized gym floor.  Even the officials were having trouble keeping their feet on the surface. Rat City came away with a 285-57 win over Naptown.

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.