Beef Stew: Post bout wrap up LVRG vs. HARD

Welcome to another edition of Beef Stew. Head Coach Rose Beef returns to weigh in on last Saturday’s bout against HARD (Harrisburg Area Roller Deby).

As anticipated with a packed house of screaming fans, the Lehigh Valley Rollergirls (LVRG) brought an exciting season opening game to the track against Harrisburg Area Roller Derby’s (H.A.R.D.) Nuclear Knockouts this past Saturday.

The Lehigh Valley Hissy Fits took commanding control early in the first half, establishing a clear dominance that set the pace for the rest of the game. Veteran jammer, Vanilla CreamHer, along with second season jammers Lauranimal and Happy Feet, displayed exceptional focus and skill in racking up points to get LVRG an early lead in the first half of the game.

In the second half of the game, H.A.R.D. adjusted their approach and brought a more physically demanding game to the table.  However, their strategy change did not come without an answer from LVRG.  Heavy hitters Lin Diesel, Roxxy Fox and Levilin Levi responded to this intensified pressure from H.A.R.D. by strategically using their partnering skills to protect LVRG’s lead.  Overall, this season opener introduced and reflected LVRG’s new attitude towards strength, commitment, and teamwork.  The Lehigh Valley Rollergirls took home their first WFTDA sanctioned win against H.A.R.D. 155-136.

Looking ahead to the next game of the season, LVRG will be playing the Garden State Iron Bound Maidens on April 14th. Garden State has an unpredictability factor that LVRG will certainly need to respect.  LVRG has not played Garden State in a few years; however, the teams have bouted some of the same opponents during the 2011 season.

In the past, both teams have won against the opponents, yet the point spreads have been significantly different.  Pound for pound, both teams are equally matched in ability, experience, and strength.  The deciding factor for this game on April 14th will rely heavily on the quickness of the jammers and each team’s strategical play.

Get your tickets early; we are expecting another packed house for this exciting game against Garden State.

Rose Beef, A1

Head coach of the Lehigh Valley Rollergirls

Next up be sure to look for The Corner Seat’s thoughts on the bout against HARD. We will be posting action photos and providing our take on the 2012 Lehigh Valley Rollergirls team. You can expect to read this sometime on Friday or Saturday as we will be busy cheering on the Iron Pigs along with our good friends Noise Nation  at their season opener April 5th. 

Don’t forget there’s still plenty of time to participate in the Starter’s Dine to Donate program. Dine to Donate runs from now through April 30th at all three Starter’s locations, you must present the voucher upon receipt of your check and vouchers can be printed here.

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8 responses to “Beef Stew: Post bout wrap up LVRG vs. HARD

  1. Jimmy T.

    Yeah way to go LVRG!!!!! Awesome bout and an awesome start to the 2012 Derby season. Love you guys!!! DERBY RULES!!!

  2. Drew Bludd

    Love the LVRG. That blue shirted manager for the Nuclear Knockouts was gonna get karate kicked if she came out on the wood one more time to bitch n’ moan.

    • Nunya Business

      Yeah, that’s mature.

      • Drew Bludd

        Ugh. Well, I’m not actually going to KARATE KICK anyone. And besides – we’re watching girls with puns in their fake names knock each other over. I didn’t think ANY of this was mature. Who wants to be mature anyway?

      • Drew, I knew you were kidding! Roller Derby is such a fun sport to watch it’s really unlike anything else out there. The funny names, the crazy tights, it’s a real sport with a lot of fun thrown in!

  3. Nunya Business

    I have to say, I really enjoyed hearing you accuse Harrisburg and their fans of taking someone’s camera equipment. My question is why a person would walk away from thousands of dollars of equipment in the first place.

    • Well, first of all I did NOT accuse Harrisburg. It is only natural to question those in the immediate vicinity of my belongings that went missing. I am going to assume you were one of those sitting in the media area at the time the items disappeared. Also, I have nothing but respect for the Harrisburg team.

      Secondly, I did not “walk away” from thousands of dollars of equipment. All my equipment was on my person except for a small $200 video camera and my wallet which contained $30. I have never had an issue ever at an LVRG match with items going missing until last week.

      Funny how the items, “magically” reappeared in my bag although in a different spot than they were originally. Also for the record the people that I questioned were not part of Harrisburg’s team and two of them should not have been in the media area to begin with.

      Lastly, I was always courteous and I apologized to the individuals that I had detained at the door if I accused them unjustly. I will never know who really had the items but either way they were returned and that is all that matters. And yes, I am taking extra precautions in the future.

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