Gainesville-Roller-Rebels

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Last weekend was huge for roller derby in the Big Easy! The Crescent Wenches took on Red Stick Roller Derby’s Capital Defenders and came out victorious with a massive win of 386-64. The Big Easy AllStars also scored 386 points against their competitors, the Gainesville Roller Rebels, while their excellent defensive teamwork held Gainesville to only 10 points. The AllStars hosted a closed bout against the Houston Roller Derby All Stars the next morning. The Big Easy AllStars took the lead in the first half, but ultimately Houston was able to overcome them, racking up the points in the second half for a final score of 224-151. Despite losing to Houston, the AllStars are optimistic that they performed well enough to earn themselves an invite to the prestigious WFTDA Division 2 Playoffs in August. This would be the first time The Big Easy Rollergirls have participated in a WFTDA playoff tournament since the league formed in 2005.