April 4, 2012. RICHMOND, Va. — Victory on the road for Appalachian Rollergirls (ARG) once again was the outcome from this past weekend’s game in Richmond Va. ARG played with only 12 players and dominated the Uncivil Warriors of Richmond with a score of 159-59.
“We played a B-team that had a lot of new skaters, and it was a good experience for our newer skaters to get some playing time,” says ARG co-captain Jennele Vaquera, aka CoCo Janel and owner of Luck Penny Boutique in downtown Boone. “We have many veteran skaters, which makes it challenging for teams like Richmond to beat us, when they’re constantly changing players and working towards having their best skaters on their A team,” said Vaquera. “We have a strong mix of A and B level skaters. It makes us very competitive.”
ARG will travel to Asheville this upcoming weekend to face the French Broads of Blue Ridge Rollergirls (BRRG), a team that played in Boone last year. Unfortunately ARG took a real trouncing from the BRRG game one year ago by a humiliating 80 points. “We’re really looking forward to beating Asheville this time,” says ARG skater and Captain Bone, Thugs, & Carmody aka Megan Carmody, owner of Black Cat Burrito.
“They’re a neighboring team who we are close friends with, but we still want to get them back for the severe beating we took last year,” says Carmody.
The Asheville bout is this Saturday April 7 at 5 p.m. Doors open at 4 p.m. This will be a double header with French Broads vs. Appalachian Rollergirls at 5 p.m., followed by BRRG Allstars vs. Carolina Hurticanes at 7 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased online at brownpapertickets.com. The tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door, and kids 12 and under are free. The bouts are held at Davis Event Center WNC Fairgrounds, 1301 Fanning Bridge Rd, Fletcher, North Carolina.