Lane County Defeats Portland
by James Warmels
|Portland jammer Jack the Ripper (187) prepares to be hit by Lane Countys Han Cholo (13). Also pictured are JF Kaos (0) and Master Brains (55). Photo by Vico Mejia|
The bout ended Saturday, July 9, but the victor was not decided until Sunday afternoon. Due to a scoring error, 24 hours after the conclusion of their bout against Portland Mens Roller Derby, the Lane County Concussion were announced the victors, 158-155.
In December, the Concussion handled Portland 253-61, and Saturdays bout looked like it could be a repeat of that thrashing. The Concussion jumped out to a 76-13 lead, but Portland bounced back with a 51-1 tear. Portlands Chad von Sausageclaus scored 35 of those points during a sequence in which the Concussion only had one skater on the track and no scorer.
The entire second half was close. The Concussion never led by more than 34. With 39 seconds left and a 13-point advantage, the Concussions lead scorer Speed Dealer was sent to the penalty box. Portland used this opportunity to score 15 unanswered points and secure what seemed to be a 155-153 victory.
But, upon submitting paperwork the next day, officials discovered they missed five Concussion points. For the Concussion, it was a bittersweet victory. For Portland, the bout was evidence of how they have improved. Catch the rematch in Portland Aug. 26.
Womens Rugby Sked
Eugene Womens Rugby has announced its fall schedule. The team plays Sept. 3 at Portland, gets a bye Sept. 10, plays Tacoma at home Sept. 17, and plays Bend at home Sept. 24.
The team travels to Boise Oct. 1, is back home to play Budd Bay Oct. 8. The playoffs at Nor Cal are Oct. 22 and the Nationals at Virginia Beach are Nov. 12. Contact Brittany at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.