Springfield Roller Derby team hits hard in home game opener

Hampden County

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Sunday was the first home game for Springfield’s roller derby team!

If you’re unfamiliar with the sport, roller derby is a contact sport played by two teams. The jammer of the team scores points by lapping around members of the opposing team.

Both teams play offense and defense at the same time, trying to stop the opposing jammer and help their own. One member of the roller derby team said she’s happy to see her team do so well Sunday night. 

Myra Lam told 22News, “We’re happy but we never want to get complacent though and we want to make sure we play the second half even better than the first.”

Springfield’s Roller Derby team plays again in a doubleheader on Sunday, June 23.

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