Prior to Fort St. John and Quesnel dishing out the punishment, there was a rookie bout for those new to the roller derby experience.
Stephanie Woodwark (Francis Break’em) says she was proud of those who came out, and that the talent of the players surpassed her expectations.
“The rookie bout went so great, you can’t really have expectations in your first bout especially when it’s everyone’s first bout,” she explains. “They did unbelievable. There were people that completely took me off guard and surprised me with how far they had come, how well they had learned.”
In the main event, the difference to Woodward was the play of the Quesnel jammers, who despite taking a number of hard hits, were able to stay upright and score points throughout.
“They were so strong, they got by us and we didn’t even notice sometimes,” she says. “That’s a credit to them. They had great jammers, we did our best, and I think it was pretty close for a bout that’s not to far of a point spread.”
Despite the loss, Woodwark says that the team is in a much better place this year compared to last as they carry on with the rest of the season.
“I love my team this year, I think that we’re so much further along strategy wise,” she says. “We play together as more of a unit as oppose to a bunch of little units. It’s more fun.”
The Killbillies return to the track for a rematch against the Gold Pain in Quesnel July 19, before returning home to the North Peace Arena on August 10 against Grimshaw.