Our great friends over at Operation Maelstrom – also our excellent announcers at our home games – has their latest episode of Greetings from Derbyland up for all to see. This episode features our recent game with NOVA. Go check the video out and why not subscribe to their channel to0.
The rematch of the season between SMRD and Crush happen in Landover, PA. If you remember earlier this year these two teams met in Waldorf for an intense and very close game but in the end SMRD emerged victorious. The first match-up wound up giving SMRD their first win not only of the year but also of their career, an exciting time for all really. Fast forward a handful of months and we have these two teams face-to-face on the floor in Landover. Through intense skating, sweat and at least one split lip Crush was the winning team this time around.
Southern Maryland Roller Derby went up against NOVA Roller Derby in a tough bout out at the Dulles Sportsplex.
This was the first bout of the season for Southern Maryland and they came out ready for action. The first half was a tough roll between the teams and neither side was willing to give up any points. You couldn’t tell that Southern Maryland was rostering some first time skaters, they were out there holding their own. At the end of the first half the score was close and was still anyones game.
The second half NOVA came out in full force and widened the point gap but SMRD was not ready to throw in the towel. After a time out and some regrouping the ladies of Southern Maryland hit the track and was able to rekindle some of that ferociousness that was fueling them in the first half. Their jammers were breaking free and the blockers were channeling Gandalf with a “None shall pass” attitude. The numbers on the board started to escalate for both teams as the clock started to tick away to nothing. The last few moments of the game were the most intense with skaters being sent to the penalty box left and right. Exhaustion starting to overtake everyone on the track but no one was ready to give up the fight for those last available points during the remaining seconds.
Time ran out and the final whistle blew, the bout had come to an end and NOVA had the lead. It was a tough battle throughout and an exciting watch for the crowd.
We are proud to announce that Southern Maryland Roller Derby has been accepted into the WFTDA Apprenticeship Program! So much hard work has gotten us to this point and we are so grateful for this opportunity. Find the official announcement here!
March 25 – HOME (Double Header) vs. DCRG Capital Offenders
April 1 – AWAY vs. Rocktown Rollers
May 13 – AWAY vs. Southern DE Roller Girls
June 10- HOME vs. Fredericksburg Roller Derby
July 22- HOME vs. Salisbury RG Wicomikazi's
August 19- HOME vs. Charm City Trouble Makers
September 16- HOME vs. Diamond State Roller Derby
October 7- AWAY vs. Morgantown Roller Vixens
October 29- AWAY vs. HARD