On October 30th, Skateworld and San Diego Roller Derby hosted their 2nd Annual Monster Smash.
Teams were drafted from SDRD’s own league onto two sides. White Zombies and Black Monsters. Every skill level, including juniors, were divided up and the rivalry began!
The evening began with our own Samwise Banshee singing the National Anthem and what an amazing voice she has. The whistle blew for the first jam and both jammers made it to the penalty box! The Monsters quickly picked up momentum, and lead jammer, and took the lead. Both teams continued to battle it out with adults playing two jams followed by a round of juniors. Both teams battled through to the first half but the Monsters led by 45 points with a score of 154 – 109.
The halftime show was not something to missed as Angeroo and B Stang executed jumps that left the crowd cheering and gasping at the same time. The final attempt, made by B Stang, of 10 bodies was nearly a fail with his first attempt ending with a crash but he lapped back around, picked up speed and nailed it! The 50/50 raffle winner was announced and did I mention that the proceeds are going to this month charity, The Polinsky’s Childrens Center.
The second half picked up speed as the Zombies attempted to close the 45 point gap. They battled hard and managed to close the points gap to only 5 points! The game was definitely on but the junior Monsters, playing the final jam, pulled off a 25 point jam and the game was over, 297-249, Monsters win!
Thank you to those who came out and supported the league. A special thanks to Skateworld, our refs, announcers, and all the other volunteers who make this possible.