We had a mixed scrimmage Saturday with EMRD from Limestone, NY and ERG of Erie, PA and it was a freaking blast. Limestone hosted everyone and we played half hour bouts to allow for enough time for everyone to play. Our first game was against Eerie's Blue team and we won with a final score of like 68-55 or 65-58...something like that. We looked good together and were pretty cohesive and at one point my booty and Aeon Fox's booty were the biggest obstacles to Eerie's jammer. Awesome sauce! I've come to the conclusion that I REALLY should get new knee pads since mine ride up even when I have then taped and taking a hard cap to the knee cap repeatedly hurts like a bitch. Surprisingly though, no bruising. Leanderthal is all kinds of fast and I'm pretty sure that my mother-in-law is her new number one fan. :)
Second game was against the Limestone girls and wow...just wow. I think the final on that one was 111-25, Limestone. Simply put, I feel like we are outclassed by them at this point in time. They play a faster game than we do and I was having problems keeping up with that. They also hit very hard and like to mess with your head. My left arm is a bit sore courtesy of Icky Thump (who I LOVE), but nothing major. I think Icky just likes to beat on me cause I'm a big girl who takes the hits and gives em back. Next time tho, I should lean away from her and step forward and see if I can sneak by instead of hitting back. Maybe I can surprise her...
Also, have recruited a friend of mine who decided that derby looked like too much fun to pass up! I felt like the scrimmage was a success even if we lost one of our games because we did play well and I think we are becoming more cohesive on the track and every bit of time on skates helps us improve in some way or another. One thing that I need to add to my training is agility work and foot work. I hate foot work. But I need it. Badly. Otherwise just keep pushing for that endurance and driving to win. DL<3!!
Dixie von D.