#15 seed, E-Ville Roller Derby out of Edmonton, Canada faced off for the first time at WFTDA International Playoff at 230pm on Friday against an old standard of the WFTDA: #2 seeded Tucson Roller Derby. E-Ville made their debut thanks to a strong showing at Mayhem Tournament, where their fast game and unapologetic blocking dominated the bracketed tournament. In the end, experience seemed to triumph, as Tucson took the game 250-149.
The last time these two teams met, #8 seed Ohio Roller Derby took down #9 seed No Coast by around 30 points. But this time, No Coast was clearly not about to relive that experience, taking charge of the game and keeping Ohio in a large deficit for most of play. Heavy penalty counts on both sides led to a few foul outs, and Ohio’s 15 jammer penalties greatly affected their scoring ability.
Ohio turned their lead jam percentage around in the second half, but 119 total points by No Coast’s Slam kept Ohio from digging too far out of their deficit. No Coast remained in control and took the win, 215-143.