Saturday, May 5, 2012, Veterans Memorial Coliseum at the Allliant Energy Center
Championship: Quad Squad 167, Unholy Rollers 128
Grudge Match: Reservoir Dolls 196, Vaudeville Vixens 80
The Mad Rollin’ Dolls Quad Squad capped a 5-0 home record season with a dominant 167-128 performance against the Unholy Rollers.
After a 0-0 opening jam, Unholy Rollers jammer Magic Missile broke her right skate truck, leaving her helpless in the infield as Thunder Kitten rolled up ten points in a defacto power jam. That was about as close as it would get the rest of the way. The Unholy Rollers were almost always short players in the pack, and earned five jammer majors to just one for the Quad Squad in the first half. The Quad Squad responded with three big break-out scores, and were up 90-33 at the interval.
Back-to-back majors on Thunder Kitten at the three-quarters mark opened the door for a 26-point Unholies scoring run that closed the gap to 111-89. The Quad Squad defense immediately stiffened, and Lil Miss Behavin’ rolled up 20 points. Thunder Kitten added 19 more shortly thereafter. A late 24-point turn from the Unholies’ Wildberry Punch, who had 60 points for the game, finished the scoring at 167-128.
After falling disappointingly short in 2011, 2012 was an impressive season for the Quad Squad. With six rookies in the line-up, not including Arizona transfer Hazed and Contused, the Quad Squad finished the season with an average point differential of 74 points against home season opponents.
The night’s grudge matched featured last year’s championship pairing of the Reservoir Dolls and Vaudeville Vixens. The Res Dolls led 54-9 a fourth of the way through, but the Vixens closed to gap to just 14 points, 67-53, by halftime. In a strategic move, the Res Dolls second line-up of the second half shed their white tops (but kept the tie). Unrattled by the disrobing, the Vixens stayed close until their total reached 76. From there on, the final 20 minutes were a 93-4 Res Dolls scoring rout, thanks largely to a Vixens’ penalty parade. Final score, 196-80.
by Geoffrey Saucer