Final: (W) Dirty Dozen 191 – Death Quads 173
The Dirty Dozen’s game against the Connecticut Death Quads was a close game that came down to power plays. Our teams were very well matched as evident from the 89 to 91 halftime score. The Dozen made use of our halftime to change up the lineups and refine some strategies that were working for us.
Both teams played very similar games with pivot line strategies and good defensive play. Injuries became a factor for the Dozen with the loss of Morson early in the second period. That, followed by injury to Achmadgeddon (in his inaugural bout), had us changing lineups again. We were able to hold off the Death Quads at the end for a 191 to 173 victory.
The rematch will be this weekend at the Mohawk Cup. The Dozen and the Death Quads are playing at 1:00 pm in our first game of the tournament. We expect another tough game by our close neighbors to the south.
-Will Jettison, Dirty Dozen captain
Ed. Note: The Mohawk Valley Cup is August 17-18 at Kennedy Arena at 500 West Embargo St, Rome NY. This is the first regular season, all-male, MRDA roller derby tournament and features eight men’s teams. Spectator tickets are $10 per day or $17 for a weekend pass. The Dozen go into the tournament ranked 12th nationally in the MRDA mid-season rankings.