This is the second of two articles on roller derby and the experiences of rookie MyKel Jess, known on the track as U R MyK'll.
Things started to fall apart for Femme Fianna about 10 minutes into the team's 60-minute bout with the Hellbound Homewreckers on Dec. 7, the season opener for the Fianna and the first match for rookie UR Myk'll.
Penalties galore sprung up for the green-clad skaters. Fianna jammers piled up time in the penalty box, as the HoHos — 40 points behind — zoomed to 70 points ahead by halftime.
Fianna skaters returning to their bench would shake their heads as the points mounted up almost relentlessly. They sighed. They cussed. They couldn't get a feel for what the referees were calling. The same frustration gripped a puzzled Fianna coach Barry Maneltoe.