This past Sunday night, the undefeated San Diego Aftershocks took on NorCal at San Diego Skateworld. This would be the first time these two teams have played each other so there was a lot of anticipation leading up to this day.
The first few jams NorCal was unable to score even though they gained lead jammer status. Some of their jammers went to the box during this time, which gave Aftershocks the opportunity to capitalize on some early scoring opportunities. Aftershocks also played a two jammer rotation of Bobby Light and Soulrider for the first half, which was also a testament to the endurance of San Diego’s men’s team.
The Aftershocks continued their lead throughout the rest of the first half and went into halftime with a demanding lead. Unfortunately, Aftershocks player Austin injured his ankle badly in the first half and was unable to play the rest of the game.
At the beginning of the second half, coach Sarah Lang AKA Lady Diesel made some line- up changes and Nick Fury was added to the jammer rotation while Bobby Light went into blocking mode.
NorCal played much more defensively this second half, which caused a few Aftershocks jammers to be sent to the box on major penalties. This opened up the opportunity NorCal needed to score some points, and they were able to capitalize on a few power jams. However, this would prove to be to late for a comeback as Aftershocks still also managed to score more points once their jammer came out of the box. B Stang’s trademark backward blocking in the pack held the opposing jammers and allowed holes to open up for Aftershocks jammers to glide through.
Game ended with Aftershocks scoring 156 points to NorCal’s 61.
Next up for the San Diego Aftershocks is their first BANKED TRACK debut in Arizona on June 23rd against the Phoenix Rattleskates!!! Can they keep their undefeated season going on an all-new surface and with a whole new ruleset? Stay tuned…..
NorCal roster: Downer 0// Pierce 2//The Lew 7 (MVP Blocker)//Jin Evil 11//Sidelicious 23//Alec Brawlwin 24//Jonny Guns 50 cal//Doogie Foulz-Her 555//WildaBeast 666//Butcher (MVP Jammer)//Pepper Corn//Dillionaire//Billy Motion//Pitchit
Aftershocks roster: Bobby Light 1.21//Skaterbuilt 24//Rowdy Rodbuster 229//Nick Fury 804//DaNewGuy 808//Glenn McMayhem 982//Soulrider 1010 (MVP Jammer)//Austin 1966//B Stang 3158 (MVP Blocker)
FINAL SCORE: 156 -61 Aftershocks