Hello, derby fans! Rex Blocker here again, with a look ahead to this weekend’s fabulous doubleheader at the amazing Armory in San Francisco! That’s right, SF, we’re coming to YOU this time!!
The weekend’s action pits the Oakland Outlaws (0-1) against the Berkeley Resistance (1-0) at 6pm, with the nightcap featuring the hometown San Francisco ShEvil Dead (0-1) skating against the Richmond Wrecking Belles (1-0).
In the opener, Oakland will be looking to reverse course after a surprising-to-many loss by three points to the Richmond Wrecking Belles, a loss that ended their four-game intraleague win streak. That close loss didn’t shake the team as much as it may have done some of their fans, however. Coach Dorato says they kept their cool, even when the last jam saw Dorato herself as a surprise jammer, following a teammate’s skate malfunction. They kept to their game plan throughout the bout, and are looking forward to taking on the Resistance. Since the last bout, they’ve lost #33 Killer Vee to Texas, and #320 Sheer Luxe to an injury (she’ll be coaching on the bench), but are looking forward to the Outlaw debuts of #40 Val Hella and #64 Mary Prankster. Continue reading