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Garden State Rollergirls’ Brick City Bruisers Take On Lehigh Valley Roller Derby in North Arlington

The Garden State Rollergirls’ (GSR) Brick City Bruisers will take on Lehigh Valley Roller Derby on Saturday, October 13, 2018.

“The game against Lehigh is the last of the season, and they will be a competitive opponent,” said Bruisers co-captain Greta Turbo.” But the Bruisers have been growing in strength and unity exponentially.”

The Bruisers will head into the bout with a record of 3-4 and the skaters are hoping to show off the progress they’ve made this year.

“When you are at the end of a long, dramatic season, there’s a real comradery that develops because we’ve dominated, struggled, won, and lost together over the better part of a year, ” continued Turbo. “You can see that bond on the track, on the bench, everywhere. We trust each other, we play as a team, and this game is going to be one to watch.”

The two teams will face-off at the Inline Skating Club of America in North Arlington, New Jersey on Saturday, October 13. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. and the first whistle is at 8:00 pm.

Spectators should be sure to get their tickets in advance at Admission is $15 at the door and $10 online.

Fans will also be able to purchase GSR merchandise and participate in a bake sale and raffles.

Garden State Rollergirls are New Jersey’s premier all-women flat track roller derby league, consisting of approximately 40 skaters. The league has two traveling teams, the all-star Ironbound Maidens and the B-team, the Brick City Bruisers. In addition, there are three home teams, the Northern Nightmares, the Jersey City Bridge and Pummel, and the newest home team the Gateway Grim Reapers, who bout against each other throughout the season.

GSR is in Division 2 of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).

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