580 closes season
The 580 Rollergirls closed out their home roller derby season Saturday night with a double-header mashup bout at the Great Plains Coliseum.
Filled with derby talent from across the region, four squads took to the track. In a mash-up bout, the teams are randomly picked from the pool of registered skaters, so they only get a short time to warm up and skate together before the bout, said Erin "Dublin D'Pain" Cooper, team media liaison. The first bout was women only, and the second bout was co-ed.
In the ladies bout the black team "Psycho Sybil" took a 179-100 win over the white team, "Crazy Carrie." A defensive battle, the bout brought a lot of contact on the concrete kept the scoring to a minimum.
MVPs: "Crazy Carrie" Wright Hook, blocker, and Dakota Magic, jammer; "Psycho Sybil" Sweet Destruction, blocker, and Beasty Toyz, jammer.
The co-ed bout, a first for the 580, brought several members of the Oklahoma City Wolf Pack team in town and included a father-son rivalry between Lobo Loco and his dad, Okie Raider. Several of the women skaters battled in both bouts as well. Cooper said it was a real nail biter as bursts of high scoring were tempered with brutal defensive play to keep things close between the white team "Jukin' Jekyls: and the "Hard Hitting Hydes" in black. Elle Beau Macaroni made a 30 point run to put the Jekyls up in the first half but the battled dug into the trenches as the Hydes made their come back. Macaroni had another 30 point run during a second half run but the team fell short as the Hydes scored the last point in the bout to take a 135-134 win.