The Harlots proved their ability to fight for the win after being outscored at the end of the first half, 35-79.
Crowd favourite, Dicey, along with fellow jammers, Ginger Wilde, and team captain Scooby Doom closed the point spread slowly during the first half of the 2nd period and then took the lead by tearing through the Knock-Outs’ penalty-weakened defense lines. The Harlots played clean and stayed out of the penalty box during the final minutes as the TKO’s scrambled for points. During the last jams of the bout, the Harlots outnumbered the Knock-Outs on the rink and generated a comfortable lead of 156-114 with 1:23 left in the game.
While the Harlots’ jammers were racking up the points, blockers Dymond Cut-Her, Little Red Rollerhood, Whacks Poetic and Fista Krusher kept the Knock-Outs’ jammers at bay. Miz Karmakazee, Taco Bella, Peppermental, and Bean Stalker delivered devastating blows to their opponents while Biggie Falls, Wild Rice and Judge Jodie used a combination of finesse and force to clear the way for their jammers.
The hard-fought battle ended with a final score of 165 to 118 in favour of the Harlots.
“We had a blast playing against the Knock-Outs”, said Harlots’ bout MVP Whacks Poetic. “It was a solid game from both teams.” Whacks also noted that she is excited about the winning home season so far – the Harlots and the Eh! Team both won their most recent home games in June against the Royal City Roller Girls of Guelph.
Hammer City’s next home bout takes place on August 18 at Parkdale (Pat Quinn) Arena. This double header will feature the Eh! Team and the Forest City Derby Girls (London, Ontario), with the Harlots taking on the Belles of the Brawl (Brantford, Ontario).