Ohio Roller Derby

#5 Oklahoma Victory roll past #8 Ohio, 182-164

#5 Oklahoma Victory roll past #8 Ohio, 182-164 Photo credit: Joe Mac. facebook.com/joemacphoto

A very close game between #48-ranked Ohio Roller Derby and #45 Oklahoma Victory Dolls had five lead changes. Power jams were part of those power swings, and each team had main scorers who helped push the score. Ohio got within two points as the game came to a close, but a string of lead jams for Oklahoma helped them secure the win, 182-164.

#8 Ohio Overshadows #13 Treasure Valley, 220-113

#8 Ohio Overshadows #13 Treasure Valley, 220-113 Photo credit: Joe Mac. facebook.com/joemacphoto

Following an early lead from #13 Treasure Valley, and a subsequent back-and-forth battle for control of the game, a blistering 73-18 run from Ohio to finish out the half sent their Idaho-based opponents home empty-handed.

A trio of powerful jamming performances from Gorges Curves, Val Holla and Pain Train further extended Ohio’s lead in the second half to give them the win, 220-113. They emerged with a berth against #5 Oklahoma, and a guarantee that they’ll finish out the weekend without dropping below a #10 exit.

#9 No Coast Derby Girls take down #8 Ohio Roller Derby, 215-143

#9 No Coast Derby Girls take down #8 Ohio Roller Derby, 215-143 Photo credit: Sean Hale Photography

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.

2016 WFTDA D1 Playoffs: Madison Central

2016 WFTDA D1 Playoffs: Madison Central Photo credit: Sean Hale.

The final 2016 International WFTDA Playoff tournament in Madison, Wisconsin will decide the final three Division 1 teams that will attend Championships along with London, Texas, and Montréal from D1 Montréal; Rose City, Denver, and Jacksonville from D1 Columbia; and Victoria, Angel City, and Rat City from D1 Vancouver. After the award ceremony on Sunday, WFTDA will also announce seeding for the Champs bracket in Portland, Oregon this November.

D1M: #9 Ohio ousts #7 No Coast, 227-188

D1M: #9 Ohio ousts #7 No Coast, 227-188 Photo credit Steve Jurkovic

MADISON, WI – After entering the tournament at 9th place, Ohio were absolutely resolute to exit at the same place by taking the win for this game. And the main force behind the team, The Smacktivist, took that drive to collect a massive 139 points for the team – of the 397 they added across the weekend’s three games – securing the team a solid win against rivals No Coast, 227-188.