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In an exciting Windy City Rollers season that made fans cling to their seats, The Fury proved their team unbreakable, to wrap up their undefeated run in 2013 with another championship victory and their fifth Ivy King Cup.
Saturday night the Manic Attackers met the Hell's Belles for the second time in two weeks, with the prize for this bout being a trip to the Ivy King Cup championship in June. Just the same as a fortnight ago, the Manics were victorious with a 227-122 win.
The Belles broke out of Jam 1 with a 15-0 lead thanks to Zombea Arthur and held onto their lead 22-18 by Jam 3 after Ying O'Fire slugged back 15 points, and Tamikaze jammed for three points in the third. A jam later, Thievin' ...
Saturday night the undefeated first-place Fury took the track in what some thought might be another routine win on the way to the finals. Much to their surprise, The Fury were caught up in a fight for their lives as the Double Crossers pushed forward with what was their greatest performance all season.
The playoff bout saw 15 separate lead changes between the two teams as the Double Crossers piled on points, crowded The Fury’s jammers, and generally made life on the track hell for feared furiosas.
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Saturday night's prime time Windy City Rollers bout featured the defending champion Manic Attackers against the Hell's Belles in a contest that saw the Manics largely dominate their opposition.
With masterful defensive play by Jackie Daniels, Dinah Party, and their other blockers, The Fury roared to an undefeated season Saturday night, April 20, 2013, with a 227-112 win over the Double Crossers. During what seemed like a routine roll, the furiosas also punched their ticket and a #1 seed to the May 4 playoffs.
Windy City’s Second Wind went down swinging in a transcontinental grudge-match against Toronto’s A-Team, losing 231-179 at the UIC Pavilion Saturday, March 30, 2013. Early on in the bout, both teams were vying for a win but the Second Wind just didn’t have enough gas in the tank to pull it off.
With the crowd frothed up from the Second Wind/CN Power bout, the WCR All-Stars took the track against Montreal’s New Skids on the Block in a nail-biting win where the All-Stars won 249-211 at the UIC Pavilion on Saturday, March 30, 2013. Even though they won the ugliest uniform competition for the night, the New Skids were ready for battle against the WCR All-Stars and proved to hang tough through the entirety of the bout.
The Windy City All-Stars took a road trip last Sunday, March 10, 2013, to the Bankers Life Fieldhouse, the home of the Indiana Pacers, for a showdown against longtime rival, the Naptown Roller Girls. Naptown has made some impressive improvements over the past few years, and nearly knocked the All-Stars out of the #1 seed in the former North Central Region Playoffs in 2011. But there were to be no close calls this match up as the All-Stars quickly blew ahead of the Sirens, leaving a wreckage of debris in their wake.
Friday night’s first bout on March 1, 2013, matched up the 2012 champion Manic Attackers against the Double Crossers, a team with a lot of new faces and new talent. The XX made their mark in January with determination and great teamwork, having closed out the preseason tournament with a sassy last minute victory against the Hell’s Belles. This weekend the Crossers showed their squad’s athleticism and growing potential, but they still had their hands full against the Ivy King Cup winners throughout the bout.
Friday, March 1, 2013 matched up The Fury, currently undefeated in 2013, against the Hell's Belles, a team also undefeated in the regular season, with their sights set on first place. But the Belles may have wondered what hit them in the opening jams of this contentious bout; one in which the Belles had to battle back with the same hard physicality dished out on them by the fierce brass knuckles.