For 11 years, the Providence Roller Derby Home Season Championship trophy has eluded the Old Money Honeys. A different tale was told this year as the Honeys went undefeated and topped last year’s champs, the Sakonnet River Roller Rats, 226-142.
PRD’s alumni were in attendance to watch the showdown, in which the lead score changed four times in the first half between the two teams. The Rats’ #1216 Jane Austentatious capitalized with a 20-point jam, assisted by high-end blocking from #1230 Prince Sparklefists, #1688 Mistress Mischief, and #917 La Bibliowrecka. Twice the Rats would lose their lead after power starts to the Honey with #83 Delta Bravo picking up 12 points in one of the jams.
The halftime originally started with a tie of 88-88, but was later corrected by officials 88-86, giving the Honeys the lead. Honeys’ #013 Monswoon started the second half with a 20-point jam that was later matched by Honey’s co-captain #1860 Oakley. Rats’ #078 Pez DispenseHer fired back a 14-point jam, but the Rats couldn’t recapture the lead against the Honeys’ strong defense including #40 Milla Low Life, #206 Cindy Lou Screw, and #2350 Freak’n Awesome.
Earlier in the night, The Mob Squad took on the visiting team, Central Jersey Roller Vixens. The Mob opened strong with #014 Can’t Catch-A-Torie scoring 20 points in the second jam. Aiding in the big gains were #138 Scarlette O’Scare-A and #12 Varla Gunz. Vixens never gave up with a huge rotating lineup of jammers that included #0 Higgs Bosom, #18 Misty Meanor, #19 Ivanna Exposya, #549 Principal Rooney, and #92 Huntress. Defensively, the Mob held the lead from the start, aided by blockers #187 Bootiful Banshee, #218 Mini Meat, #247 Hot Sauce, and #718 Black’nBlue Dahlia. Mob closed the year out with a 239-130 win.
The derby year might be over, but PRD will be making one final appearance. You can watch a derby demo and interact with the league at Oktoberfest in Wakefield on Saturday, October 5. If you are interested in joining the league as a skater, official, volunteer or announcer, you can reach out to PRD through social media or going to ProvidenceRollerDerby.com