The Santa Cruz Derby Girls All-Stars, the Boardwalk Bombshells, returned home after placing third in the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association Division II playoffs last weekend and suffered a 196-150 loss to the Bay Area Derby Girls’ Berkeley Resistance at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium in the teams’ first meeting.
Due to recent injuries of key players, Santa Cruz was able to showcase some new faces on the track.
“Despite the loss, it felt really good to come home and play for our Santa Cruz fans,” said coach Valerie Andromacha-Atha, who skates as Valcohol. “We’re already looking ahead to next season. And it was great to have a chance to develop our bench.”
The Santa Cruz Derby Girls play again Oct. 17 at the Santa Cruz Civic at 6:30 p.m.
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