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Emerald City Rolls Over San Francisco

Skatesaphrenic blocker Rex Havoc helps teammate Ophelia Melons (88) block the ShEvil Dead scorer Sweet Thunder (111 in black) while simultaneously giving Skatesaphrenic scorer Jala Pain Yo (44) a ‘whip assist’
Skatesaphrenic blocker Rex Havoc helps teammate Ophelia Melons (88) block the ShEvil Dead scorer Sweet Thunder (111 in black) while simultaneously giving Skatesaphrenic scorer Jala Pain Yo (44) a ‘whip assist’

Saturday, April 21, the Emerald City Roller Girls all-star Skatesaphrenics took on the San Francisco ShEvil Dead in Eugene. Using strong pack control to pile on the points during the ShEvil Dead’s many trips to the penalty box, the Skatesaphrenics dominated from start to finish winning 206-102.

Prior to the bout, there was concern ShEvil Dead might feast on the brains of Emerald City scorers, but the opposite proved to be true. Emerald City scorer-in-zombie-makeup Bullet Brains feasted on the ShEvil Dead defense racking up a game-high 86 points. She was aided by great blocking from Emerald City President Rex Havoc (pictured), who finished with 24 attacks on ShEvil Dead jammers. ShEvil Dead’s scoring was led by Al Gory, but the inconvenient truth was her 49 points were not nearly enough to help her team to a victory.

The second bout of the night was between two Emerald City home teams: the Andromedolls versus the Flat Track Furies. The Andromedolls used strong walls, anchored by co-captain Agent Orange, to stop the Flat Track Furies’ scorers. Andromedolls rookie jammer Sham!Pain had a break-out game scoring 28 points. The Andromedolls earned a spot in the June 9 Emerald City Championship game with their 103-60 victory.

A portion of the profits from the bout went to support Lane County Animal Services, which was in attendance with adoption-ready pets. Lane County Commissioner Pete Sorenson, champion for LCAS and the Lane Events Center, blew the starting whistle for the first bout.

You can next catch the Emerald City Roller Girls in action May 19 at the Lane Events Center. Visit emeraldcityrollergirls.net for more info.