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2016 WFTDA D1 Champs: #1 Gotham beats #4 Angel City, 197-168

2016 WFTDA D1 Champs: #1 Gotham beats #4 Angel City, 197-168 Photo credit: Benma Photo.

PORTLAND, OR – The last time Gotham met Angel City was during last year’s Playoffs in Omaha, where Gotham won, 205-83. This time, the contest was much less one-sided. Angel City challenged Gotham’s lead throughout the game by exploiting the gaps on the inside line and effectively scrambling Gotham’s defense but was never able to overcome Gotham’s hold on the scoreboard. Gotham maintained their lead, at times tenuously, by coming together at crucial moments and locking down their defense and giving their own jammers a few extra moments to fight through the top of the pack for lead or to pick up points.

Overall Angel City had a higher lead percentage with 53.7% to Gotham’s 39% but per jam, Gotham averaged 4.8 points to ACDG’s 4.1 overall–which can be attributed to the number of points Gotham jammers stole when not lead. Gotham advances to the 6:30pm PDT semifinal against London with a victory over Angel City, 197-168.

D1M: #1 Gotham knocks the wind out of #8 Windy City, 491-13

D1M: #1 Gotham knocks the wind out of #8 Windy City, 491-13 Photo Credit Danforth Johnson

MADISON, WI – #1 seeded and ranked Gotham’s first game of the 2016 playoff season was an overwhelming show of force over the #8 Windy City Rollers.  Gotham controlled the game from the first jam with effortlessly fluid defensive cohesion and an assortment of dominant jamming performances.