580: RollerGirls jump up 12 spots in new world rankings
Lawton's 580 RollerGirls took a dominating win Saturday night in an injury-shortened bout with Tulsa's Roughneck Roller Derby.
580, now 3-4 for the season, handed the Tulsa squad a 254-55 win in front of a good home crowd inside the Great Plains Coliseum.
The first half ended with a score of 159-45 with 580 in the lead. In the second half, the home squad added another 95 points to the Roughneck's 10 before the game was called due to injuries midway through the half. Too many injuries left not enough players on the Roughneck's bench. Per Women's Flat Track Derby Association rules, a team must have a minimum of seven Derby Association rules, a team must have a minimum of seven skaters to play.
The night showed highlights with the new wheels joining the 580 veterans. Marie Berberea, a.k.a Molly Meet Your Maker has two 24 point jams and a 21 point jam and Ellen Beaudry Lechel, a.k.a. Elle-Beau Macaroni, 580 RollerGirls' coach, returned to the track to have a 20 point jam. Lechel and Brandi Smith a.k.a Half Pint, returned to the track for the first time this season.
"I was just happy to skate with my team again," Lechel said.
MVP Jammer was Marie Berberea, a.k.a Molly Meet Your Maker, and MVP Blocker was Brittany Katvala, a.k.a. Hell'n Agony. It was Katvala's first time receiving the MVP award. She left the track with an injured ankle, but was excited to receive the blocking accolade.