April brings more hard-hitting WFTDA action to Northern Virginia, as the NOVA Roller Derby WFTDA SuperNovas play Southern Maryland Roller Derby at home. The SuperNOVAs won their first game against the 301 Derby Dames, so let’s see if their luck will hold! Catch all of the excitement and cheer for your favorite derby girls on April 11 at Michael & Son SportsPlex. Tickets are available now for $10 online, or you can buy them at the door for $12. As always, children 6 and under are free, so bring the whole family! Doors open at 4:30, so be sure to bring your chair to make sure you get the best spot.
This month’s charity is Women Giving Back. Women Giving Back is a HomeAid Northern Virginia program that distributes new or like-new clothing to women and children who are in transition or crisis. We will be collecting accessories such as Handbags, Jewelry, Unused Makeup, and Scarves. Do a little spring cleaning and help out some women in need.
The WFTDA travel team isn’t the only travel team that’s keeping busy: The MADE SuperNOVAs traveled to New Jersey last weekend to take on South Jersey Roller Derby. It was a hard-fought game, but South Jersey took home the win, with a final score of 109-82. Betty T Kayo took home MVP Blocker at the bout, while Slammer Delaney was honored with MVP Jammer.
NOVA’s home teams also kicked off their season recently, with the Beltway Betties vs. the Metro Misfits. The two teams have only played once before; in the first game of the 2014 season. While the Betties walked away with a victory then, this highly-anticipated rematch ended with the Misfits winning with a final score of 46-32. It was a close game all the way through, as these two teams duked it out on the track. MVP Blocker for the Betties was Dulce de Muerte, while MVP Jammer was awarded to Maimy Pond. Bull Lee took home MVP Blocker for the Misfits, while Shevil Dead was named MVP Jammer. The next home game is in May, with the Beltway Betties vs. the Vineyard Vixens. Stay tuned for more information on that.
The March bout was a double header, with MADE SuperNOVAs vs. Penn Jersey Roller Derby following the Betties/Misfits bout. This was a unique bout, as there were several NOVA players who played back to back. Seeing these tough ladies skate their hearts out not once, but twice, was truly inspiring. The MADE SuperNOVAs took a commanding lead early on and ended up winning handily with a score of 121-34. Punk was awarded MVP Jammer, while Dr. Frank N Hurter was named MVP Blocker.
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