The Nashville RollerGirls will have their last home bout of the year at Municipal Auditorium on Saturday, September 10 starting at 5:30 p.m. This has been a great year for the team who have set records for attendance and appear to have a good shot at the national tournament for the second year in a row.
Here is the full release on the weekend's bout from the Nashville RollerGirls...
The season's last doubleheader at Municipal Auditorium, 9/10!
The Chattanooga Roller Girls face the Music City Brawl Stars at 5:30 pm and the Tornado Sirens of the Naptown Roller Girls from Indianapolis take on the Music City All Stars at 7 pm in the last home bouts of the 2011 season at Municipal Auditorium.
Chattanooga and the Brawl Stars have played some of the same teams this season. Chattanooga skated against Burn City in August and came away with a 120-82 win. In comparison, the Brawl Stars July 16th match up against Burn City gave the Brawls their largest win to date - 261 to 71 with a win for the Brawls. Chattanooga also skated against the Little City Roller Girls from Johnson City this past June and lost by a small margin, 86 for Little City to Chattanooga's 84. The Brawl's April bout against Little City ended with Nashville taking home the win 108 to 88 in the last few minutes of the bout, but most of the bout was a close match-up. After their narrow loss in only the last few jams of the game to Carolina on 8/13, the Brawl Stars are hungry to end the home season with a victory.
Interestingly, Naptown (17 in DNN's Power Rankings) has seen some of the same teams as the Music City All Stars (25 in the Power Rankings) this season as well. The 2011 season started up for Nashville with a trip to Cincinnati on 3/26. Cincinnati's Black Sheep took away the win that day with the final score being 176 to 65. The All Stars were definitely working out some kinks just coming out of the off season. In contrast, just a few weeks after Nashville visited Cincinnati, the Tornado Sirens were in Cincy for a bout and beat the Black Sheep handily, 167 to 94.
The Minnesota All Stars are another team both Nashville and Naptown have played this season. Naptown's game against Minnesota was on 4/2 and the Tornado Sirens came away with a loss, 95 for Naptown to 111 for Minnesota. In contrast, the Music City All Stars lost to Minnesota on 7/16, 130 to 84, although the score was back and forth for much of the game. The All Stars have been focused on ramping up their game after their exciting win against Carolina on 8/13 so the match up against Naptown is sure to be intense.
Tickets are $10 in advance at local ticket vendors or from your favorite rollergirl, $15 at the door, $7 for kids 7-12 and kids 6 and younger are free.
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