Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Not Boston's year for nationals, but stellar nonetheless

Via Boston Derby Dames:
"In the 2008 eastern regional tournament, the Boston Massacre found themselves on both sides of the coin in the two closest bouts of the weekend: losing by two to Carolina only to beat Madison by two later in the weekend.

After rolling over Grand Raggidy Roller Derby 130-32 (holding GRRD to two points in the entire second period and turning in the largest point differential of day one), the Massacre missed a berth at nationals by just two points with a 77-75 defeat at the hands of 3rd-ranked Carolina Rollergirls.

In the consolation bout rounds, the Massacre defeated Cincinnati for the second time this season, sending them home with a 131-76 loss. And in what many skaters called the toughest bout of the tournament, the Massacre turned in another nailbiter with a 90-88 victory over the hosting Mad Rollin’ Dolls to end up fifth in the tournament.

As they did in 2007 with an overtime loss to Detroit, the Massacre turned in the closest, hardest-fought bouts of a weekend that saw many runaway victories. Doubters be damned—Boston is undeniably on the national flat-track map!

Check out archived boutcasts at Derby News Network and check back there later this week for more full recaps of the weekend’s highlight bouts."

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