The Dames were at it again hosting another double header on May 12th, this time featuring The Camel City Thrashers from Winston Salem, NC and The Hard Knox Roller Girls from Knoxville, TN. Season 4, Bout 4 was also GDD's Military/First Responders appreciation bout honor those who serve our country everyday with an honor guard, bag piper and presentation at the All Stars half-time.
The Babes brought their total victory tally to 4-1, dominating the Camel City Thrashers. The Babes had their pack work down against Camel City, allowing jammers like Miss Align, Trama Queen and Dolly Decker to just rack up the points. Final score 176-46.
May brought The GDD All Stars their toughest competitor yet. The Dames went up against The Hard Knox Roller Girls, a well-respected and full-fledged WFTDA team (who brought an army of diehard fans). Although the Dames and Hard Knox both had seen their share of skater turn over – Hard Knox had the upper hand with experienced jammers like Drop Dead Gorgeous and Evil Lucia. The All Stars had one hell of a time trying to contain those two jammers while trying to help their own jammers like Country Bruiser, Annathrax and Conway Hitty through the pack. The first few jams were brutal with Hard Knox putting up 14, 10 & 13 point jams to GDD’s 0 consecutively. At one point in the first half the All Stars were down 48-2, but definitely not out of this bout. Amazingly the All Stars were able to hold off Hard Knox’s jammers for 2 jams in a row allowing Amber Rage and AnnaThrax to make some big gains 19-0, 20-0 back to back getting the Dames within striking distance of a lead and back into the game. However it wasn’t enough to do much damage the first half the All Stars had a series shut of 11 consecutive jams that posted no points for the Dames. The All Stars had some hard working packs those jams however keeping Hard Knox from running up the board too much. Thankfully the last jam of the first half Annathrax posted another 15 point jam in favor of the Dames bringing the score at the half to 60-89 in favor of Hard Knox. The Dames lived up to their reputation as a second-half team. The All Stars took time to take a breather and get their heads back into the game. The first 3 jams went in favor of the All Stars and all though Hard Knox pulled out some big jams, the Dames never gave up fighting each and every jam and playing as smart as they possibly could every power jam. Those Hard Knox girls were tough and their experience pulled out the Dames first loss of their fourth season. Final score 144-127 Hard Knox. Have no fear though, GDD fans – the Dames hit the road this weekend, headed to Knoxville for a rematch!
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