North Coast Roller Derby welcomes Resurrection Combustin' Betties
The Tsunami Sirens lost just three bouts last season. The team will look to get revenge on one of those teams, the Combustin' Betties, today at the fairgrounds beginning at 6 p.m.
The Combustin' Betties got the better of the Sirens in Rohnert Park last season with a 203-156 victory.
"We played them last summer and it was a pretty hard-fought bout right out of the gates," said Adrianna "Full Metal Jackie" Stefko. "I know some of the girls, they are fast. I am expecting fast and smart derby."
The Sirens got off to a fast start to the season, beating their rivals from Humboldt Roller Derby to start the season and running away with their home opener against the SINtral Valley Sinners.
The Sirens had trouble scoring and spent too much time in the penalty box two weeks ago in Salem, Ore., in their first loss of the season to the Boneyard Brawlers.
The Tsunami Sirens are hoping to get back to their winning ways tonight.
"We just need to stay together," Stefko said. "We are working on getting our jammers out more. We always want to play solid defense first, though. We are a defensive team."
Tonight's game will also serve as the debut of the new junior roller derby team, recently named the Tsunami Killers. The junior team consists of players between 7 and 13 years old.
The team just completed its fifth week of training and picked their team name this week.
Tonight will also be the first bout in the career of the newest Siren, Katie "Cry Baby" Creed. Both Kasey "Cold Kase" Bell and Jenn "JennZilla" Longrie will be skating in their second bout, after debuting against the Boneyard Brawlers.
"They did great in their first bout," Stefko said.
A portion of the proceeds from the event will go to the AAU Boys Basketball