Saturday, April 25, 2015: The Eves of Destruction A-Team opened their home season against the formidable Anarchy Angels from Cloverdale’s Mainland Misfits. Moxie Fox opened the scoring for the A-Team, earning three points in the first jam to the Angels’ two. This lead was short-lived, however, as the Angels jammers scored an additional 27 points before Zillah was able to break through again for the A-Team.
The remainder of the game followed the same pattern, with the A-Team fighting for every single point and the Angels’ offense creating excellent opportunities for their jammers. The Angels were quick to capitalize on power jam opportunities, solidifying their lead. The lopsided final score did not accurately reflect the action on the track. The A-Team forced the Angels to struggle for every scoring pass, and succeeded in forcing the Angels to call off jams at 0-0.
Moxie Fox, Rookie of the Year in 2014, had an amazing game, scoring 20 of the Eves’ 41 points. Rounding out the scoring for the A-Team were Zillah (6 points), Saragorn (6 points), Wife of Wrath (5 points), and Rage (4 points). The final score was 41-265 in favour of the Anarchy Angels. The A-Team is now 1-1 on the season.
Prior to the A-team taking the track, the Eves of Destruction rookie team, The Hard Cores, opened their season against the Gulf Islands’ GI Janes. The first half of this game was incredibly close, with the Hard Cores leading 74-72 at halftime. In the second half, however, the stamina and endurance of the Hard Cores became evident, with the GI Janes tiring on the track. The Hard Cores continued to increase their lead, with a final score of 198-126.
Your next chance to see roller derby action in Victoria is May 30th! The Rotten Apples, EOD’s junior team, takes on the Brickhouse Betties’ Stone Cold Stellas followed by the Belles of the Brawl versus Terminal City’s Public Frenemy! Tickets available online.