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Lehigh Valley Rollergirls to close home season with final intra-league bout

This Saturday, October 4, the Lehigh Valley Rollergirls will close out the season with a final showdown between their home teams, the Blast Furnace Betties (4-2) and the Metal Vixens (7-0).

Both teams are coming into this bout with a great deal of energy. The Vixens are putting a undefeated season on the line. The Betties will be looking to prove themselves, since their only two losses this season have been to the Vixens, including a nail biting one point loss in the season opener.

Since their last home bouts the Vixens earned wins over the Hard Knox Roller Girls Brawlers of Knoxville, TN and the heavily favored New Jersey Roller Derby All Stars. The Betties scored a commanding victory against the Long Island Roller Rebels Rock-A-Betty Bruisers, 331 to 101.

The doors will open at 5pm and the bout will begin at 6pm. Tickets will be available at the door for $12, children half price. The bout will be held at Independence Family Fun Center, 4345 Independence Dr, Schnecksville, PA. Part of the proceeds will go to the Women’s 5k Classic, which will be run October 18 in Allentown.

About LVRG- With the revival of women’s roller derby sweeping the nation, the Lehigh Valley Rollergirls were established in January 2006 with the hope of bringing the thrill and excitement of the game to the Valley. The Lehigh Valley Rollergirls are the area’s only women’s flat track roller derby league, and have rapidly grown from just a handful of women meeting at open skates to full WFTDA members with a travel team and two home teams. LVRG has received much attention from local media outlets, including PBS and Pulse Weekly, and even traveled to Montreal in June 2007 to play in one of the first international roller derby bouts since the revival of the sport. This 501(c)(7) non-profit, skater-owned and operated league is dedicated to promoting strong women and the spirit of sisterhood, both on and off the track. When not in the rink, the girls can often be found at various community events in the area. www.lehighvalleyrollergirls. com

About WFTDA- The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association is the international governing body for the sport of women’s flat track roller derby and a membership organization for leagues to collaborate and network. The WFTDA sets standards for rules, seasons, and safety, and determines guidelines for the national and international athletic competitions of member leagues. There are currently 259 WFTDA member leagues and 98 leagues in the WFTDA Apprentice program. www.wftda.com
About the Women’s 5k Classic- Through a unique community effort in the Greater Lehigh Valley, the overall mission of the Women’s 5K Classic is:

To promote fitness among women and invite women to participate in running and walking to enhance their physical, mental and emotional well-being.

To support women with breast and female cancers and their families and to contribute to funding for related programs and research in the Lehigh Valley.

To educate women about cancer awareness, prevention and treatment.

The Mission: For Women’s fitness, For cancer survivors, For cancer education, For life.
http://www.womens5kclassic. org/
This weekend the Lehigh Valley Rollergirls’ (LVRG) Metal Vixens traveled to New Jersey to take on the New Jersey Roller Derby (NJRD) All-Stars. Don’t be fooled by the NJRD short roster, these girls are tough! With names like Maulin Rouge, Slam Hathaway and Chase Windu, the New Jersey girls weren’t just all smiles, they were all about business when they got on the track. According to flattrackstats.com, NJRD was predicted to win over LVRG with an 83% chance, with the scoring ratio of 37 points for LVRG to 57 points for NJRD.
NJRD set up their first defensive line with some strong blockers. However the first few jams of the game favored LVRG with a quick 24 to 2 lead. LVRG secured lead jammer status multiple times in a row and continued to capitalize on that point by point, bringing the score up to 62-33 (LVRG) with 8 minutes left in the first half. Read more

This past weekend the Long Island Rock-A-Betty Bruisers (Rock-A-Betties) traveled to Schnecksville, PA to meet up with the Lehigh Valley Rollergirls’ (LVRG) Blast Furnace Betties. According to flattrackstats.com, LVRG had a 73% chance of winning with a predicted scoring ratio of 17 points to 13 points.
Led by team captain #32, CTHU’ Lou, the Rock-A-Betties, started the game with some strong defense. For the first 5 minutes of game play, the score was low and tightly matched (5 to 8 favoring LVRG). However, LVRG’s Jammer #514 Dottie Deathwish capitalized on an early power jam and pushed LVRG into an early 10-41 lead over the Rock-A-Betties. About half way through the first half, LVRG kept their momentum going and continued to build on their score one point at a time. With 12 minutes left in the first half, the score was 42-80 with LVRG in the lead. Led by Captain Tortellina Temptress, LVRG held the Rock-A-Betties to a 42 point score for 7 more jams while they continued to run up their own score to 141 points. At the end of the first half, LVRG had a commanding lead over the Rock-A-Betties, 56-165. Read more

Next Bout

LVRG’s next and last home bout of the 2014 Season

Metal Vixens vs. Blast Furnace Betties

Saturday, Oct 4, 2014
Doors open at 5pm
Bout starts at 6pm
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