SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. - The Tahoe Derby Dames faced the Port City Roller Girls from Stockton on June 16 at Bijou Community Park in their first home bout of the season. Both teams fielded an "A" and "B" team for a total of two bouts.
According to a press release from the Dames, the first bout, between the "B" teams, included a mix of intermediate and "fresh-meat" skaters from both teams.
"The green team played their hearts out. Great team work and determination won the game," Bunny Darko, captain for the "B" team, stated in the release. "For many of the girls it was their first bouting experience. It would be impossible to pinpoint just one skater as MVP because it took the entire team to win the game. Keep an eye out for these up-and-coming skaters this season."
Cryma Passion was the star jammer for the "B" team, helping the them to a winning score of 115-87. The team offered MVP recognition to TuTu Tootsie in her first bout. Bunny Darko was voted best blocker.
"What a way to open up the home bouting season," said coach Jack Hammer. "The 'B' team exceeded my expectations. They played smart, physical derby. I am thrilled with their dedication and passion for the game."
The Dames veteran skaters laced up the skates against Port City's A team. They had a rough start, but managed a strong second half. It wasn't enough to keep Port City from winning though, with the team from Stockton beating Tahoe 159-113.
"The TDD 'A' team continues to grow and move forward. Their determination to finish this last bout was so inspiring," Jack Hammer said. "I really thought we came together in the second half. We outscored Port City by 40 points. Such an incredible group of skaters."
TDD has grown to more than 40 skaters and will be hosting double headers this summer, The Tahoe Derby Dames next home bout is July 21, at Bijou Community Park.