You can't keep a good girl dead... but you can play derby with them! SFVRD's The Like OMGs started off October with a ghoulish bout in Antioch, CA against the similarly WFTDA ranked Undead Bettys. Skating with only 11 players to begin with, and eventually only 7 skaters in play after 4 foul outs, SFVRD's scariest skaters proved they always bring their A-game and won against their undead foes 220 to 192.
In the first bout of an SFVRD dominated double header, The Like OMGs matched up against the Bakersfield Diamond Divas, the very team that had stolen first place away from them at the Dustbowl Invitational back in March. With a desire to rewrite history and get a little payback, The Like OMGs put their best skate forward and refused to let any jammers but their own make a second pass through the pack. Their determination, months of hard training, and incredible teamwork allowed The Like OMGs to achieve victory with a score of 227 to 53.
Not wanting to be outshone by their derby big sisters, The Wipeouts put up a strong front and laid into the North County Derby Alliance. Although several of the Wipeouts had skated with the ladies of NCDA in a banked track bout against the San Diego Derby Dolls just a few months ago, they didn't let their friendship stand in the way of a win. Leaving it all on the track and taking home more than a few bruises, SFVRD closed out the night 226 to 79.
In their 5th full length game in just 15 days, SFV's B-Level Travel Team, The Wipeouts, headed down to Corona to take on the Wine Town Rollers' B-Level Travel Team, The Whine Makers. It was a hard fought bout with killer hits and massive blocks. The Wipeouts kept these Temecula ladies in check during the first period, giving as good as they got, but eventually the Whine Makers pulled further and further ahead, drawing on both their hockey skating background and grape stomping skills to take the win.
SFVRD's Juniors hit the road, heading out to Bakersfield this time for a little pre-Halloween romp. As usual, The Gnarlies delivered some way out action, proving that roller derby isn't just for the 18 and over crowd. This was the Bakersfield Diamond Minors' final scrimmage before this team dissolves, and SFV was honored to share this special day with them.