Recap: 9/13/14 Corporal Punishers vs Philly Block Party
Having seen the
team skate several times before, I knew the home team Morristown Corporal Punishers had an uphill fight.
The Punishers knew it too, and were
ready for it.
In the very first jam Philly jammer Goldie scored 28 points in multiple passes while Philly blocking kept the
score to zero. Throughout the bout, Goldie repeatedly was able to pass through
the pack almost as if through viscous liquid rather than solid bodies, most
often by exploiting any hole in the defense. Only once was she taken down
seriously – by Doom Hilda in the second half. Holden Killfield was the other
key jammer for Philly – also taken down roughly once in the second half. Along
with other Philly skaters they
steadily racked up points.
In the second half,
chipped away at the Philly lead for
several jams, but once again the Block
Party leaned into the bout, mounting up points in and out of power jams.
Despite numerous successful jams, including a triple pass by ApocElyse and the
final points of the game added by CaliforniKate, Philly’s power prevailed. Nonetheless, the Punishers had put up a worthy fight against a strong opponent.
The Block Party took the win 232-107.
MVPs – Corporal Punishers: jammer – ApocElyse/blocker – Easthell Getty
Block Party: jammer – Holden Killfield /blocker – Quazi Mojo