Pirate City Roller Derby

#7 Boston sinks #10 Pirate City, 194-184

#7 Boston sinks #10 Pirate City, 194-184 Photo credit: Sean Hale Photography. facebook.com/rollerderbyphotography

Game 8, between #47-ranked Boston and #51 Pirate City, was close from start to finish. Boston may have the long history of WFTDA-tournament play, but Pirate City is no stranger to a long weekend after spending two weeks in the United States this year for K-Town Shakedown and the Big O. Both teams locked into solid triangle defensive formations and made it tough for the jammers to even earn lead status.

Boston got about twice the amount of penalties that Pirate City did, but they earned lead status more often in the second half when it mattered most. Pirate City made a strong push in the final quarter of the game to regain the lead, but Boston clung on and finished with a win, 194-184.