580 RollerGirls gets win in thriller over rivals from Mo-Kan
In one of the most thrilling roller derby bouts of recent seasons seen in the Great Plains Coliseum, Lawton’s 580 RollerGirls took down their biggest rival for a first win over the Joplin, Mo. Squad.
The RollerGirls, now 3-4 on the season, held a strong 92-76 lead over the Mo-Kan Roller Girlz going into the half. Following a big jam that pushed the score to 92-86, 580 put their wheels in motion.
580 jammers Shelly “Cali Skum” Amborn and coach/skater Marie “Molly Meet Your Maker” Berberea took turns running up just enough points to maintain the lead until late in the half. Holding a 162 to 160 lead with 4 minutes left, it was a nail-biter to the end of regulation.