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Windy City Rollers Sun Jul 21 2013
The All-Stars, ranked 10th in the world (as of June 30) by the Women's Flat Track Derby Association, beat the 4th-ranked Bay Area Derby Girls Golden Girls 237-174 and 6th-ranked Texas Rollergirls Texecutioners 155-152. All that stands between the All-Stars and the trophy are the 2nd-ranked (again, as of June 30) Denver Roller Dolls Mile High Club.
In other tournament action, Denver beat Bay Area 181-137 and in Saturday's undercard bout, the Rollers' b-team, the Second Wind, lost to the Ontario, Canada-based Tri-City Thunder 220-170.
All-Star Janicide Joplin said after the team's win over Texas that while they played well, they still have things to work on, specifically keeping the pack speed down.
"The slower the pack is, the more times the jammer can get through," she said. "We are working on keeping it slow."
She added that the All-Stars also need to do more to make sure their jammers stay out of the penalty box and that if they had done that, the score might not have been so close.
"The power jams can get ugly," she said.
Nadie Kean, who skates for the Texecutioners as Smarty Pants, praised the All-Stars' blockers.
"They're very, very powerful women that are hard to get around," Kean said.
Like Janicide Joplin, she also believes her team needs to keep their jammers on the track.
"We had a lot of jammer trips to the (penalty) box," Kean said. "It's hard to score points."
The tournament continues at noon today.
Golden Bowl III Schedule - Day 2
- NOON - Bay Area Derby Girls Golden Girls v. Texas Rollergirls Texecutioners
- 1:55pm - WCR All-Stars v. Denver Roller Dolls Mile High Club
- 3:50pm - WCR Third Coast v. Arch Rival Fleur de Linquents
- 5:45pm - Texas Rollergirls Texecutioners v. Denver Roller Dolls Mile High Club