Wasatch Roller Derby’s A and B teams put on two great shows Saturday night when they hosted the Treasure Valley Rollers of Boise, Idaho in a double-header bout.
The first bout of the night saw Wasatch’s A team, the Midnight Terror, continue their unbeaten streak with a big win over the Treasure Valley All Stars. The Idaho girls-in-green put up a hard fight in the beginning, scoring early. But ultimately, they were no match for MT’s finely honed derby machine. With a final score of 242 to 57, Midnight Terror continue their run to the 2012 Women’s Flat Track Derby Association Western Regionals.
After a brief pause in the action, Saturday night’s derby showdown continued when Wasatch’s B team, the Bonneville Bone Crushers, took on Treasure Valley’s B team. Unlike their more seasoned counterparts, these two teams had never faced each other on the flat track before. With a fresh roster and coming off a close loss to Billings, Montana, Magic City Rollers last month, the girls of BBC had a lot to prove.
It was apparent right off the bat that this new incarnation of the Bone Crushers was more in sync and better prepared to dominate the track. The bout started with back-to-back defense-defying jams from Wasatch’s Bunz Bunny and Lil’ n Gin. Before the end of the first half, Lil’ n Gin went on to land two 20-point jams.
A strong, tuned pack of blockers kept the Treasure Valley girls from putting many points on the board all night. And in one instance, when TVR managed to get lead, Bunz Bunny made a dash to close a half-track gap to catch the opposing jammer. Then, with a flick of her hip, Bunz sent the Idaho girl through the outside ref to meet the Wasatch fans sitting in track-side “suicide” seating. The bout also saw amazing jams from Wasatch’s Clam Jammer, Vishus Trollop and Penny Slain.
By the end of the bout, the Bonneville Bone Crushers sealed the victory with a 214 to 34 final score. The Bone Crushers are now preparing to face the Portneuf Valley Bruisers of Pocatello, Idaho, this Saturday night, June 1, at 7 p.m. at the Derby Depot (1415 S. 700 West) in Salt Lake City. Tickets and info: WasatchRollerDerby.com.
Shots from Saturday's by O'Durgy (Wasatch Roller Derby in blue, Treasure Valley Rollergirls in white):