(ST. CHARLES, MO) This past weekend, the St. Chux Derby Chix hosted the fifth annual “Skate to Thrill” invitational at Lamborghini Gold Coast Athletic Centre and, as expected, there were plenty of thrills to be found.
In the eight-team, twelve-game event recognized by the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA), the highest-ranked league appearing recorded an impressive three-game sweep.
Houston Roller Derby, ranked #37 by the WFTDA, notched victories over #50 No Coast (286-110), # 58 Happy Valley (292-106) and #93 Twin City (703-166). The Texans’ overwhelming win over Champaign, Illinois-based Twin City on Saturday marked the fifth time historically that a team has scored over 700 points in a WFTDA-sanctioned game. With the trifecta, Houston improved to 4-2.
Salem, Utah’s Happy Valley Derby Darlins claimed a Sunday morning rankings’ upset over No Coast, 179-178, en route to a 2-1 weekend finish that included a 257-113 triumph over #126 Connecticut.
Orangeville, a first-time entrant from Ontario, Canada, also finished the weekend 2-1 with victories over Twin City (344-94) and #145 Dark River Derby Coalition (267-76) while Connecticut Roller Derby notched wins over Akron(303-77) and Dark River (228-100) to leave Skate to Thrill 2-1.
No Coast, Dark River and Twin City each finished the weekend 1-2 while Akron was winless but competitive during their three-game set.
Most Valuable Player awards were awarded to each League:
Akron: Rosa Mariposa
Connecticut: Sinnin’ Sonic
Dark River: La Frostina
Happy Valley: Valkyrie Vixen
Houston: Slayer Moon
No Coast: Bully
Orangeville: Misery Business
Twin City: Natty Slice
No Coast’s Slam was awarded MVP Jammer for the event while teammate Storm as awarded MVP Blocker.
For more information on the St. Chux Derby Chix, who continue their home campaign at Lamborghini Gold Coast on May 12 vs. Nashville, visit their official website.
SKATE TO THRILL RESULTS
Connecticut 303 Akron 77
Houston 286 No Coast 110
Orangeville 344 Twin City 94
Dark River 209 Akron 112
Happy Valley 257 Connecticut 113
Houston 703 Twin City 166
No Coast 219 Orangeville 145
Happy Valley 179 No Coast 178
Orangeville 267 Dark River 76
Twin City 240 Akron 116
Houston 292 Happy Valley 106
Connecticut 228 Dark River 100