The Crude City Roller Derby Third Coast Offenders held its second bout of its season at the Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds on Saturday, defeating the Route 66 Roller Derby, 243-77.
The Third Coast Offenders are playing their first full season at the fairgrounds, with new faces joining last year's veteran squad, said league president Tricia Galvan, who also skates on the team under the name Stormy Daze.
The Third Coast Offenders are 1-1 this season, after dropping their opening bout March 13 against the Las Tejanas squad from San Antonio.
"We played with a lot of new girls with the veterans, so it was kind of uneven," Galvan said. "But it was a good experience for the new girls and we got ready for the second bout and came back (with a win). I can just see them becoming better players as the season goes on."
The team is focused on not only bettering itself as a squad, but also in helping to draw attention to the fledgling Crude City Roller Derby league, Galvan said.
With more wins like the one on Saturday, the team hopes to do just that, she added.
"We're still trying to get the community to know that we're here," she said. "Hopefully with a win that big we'll show them they have a winning team out here. We want to be known as the roller derby league in the area."
Saturday's bout was held in the Central Pavilion Arena, but future matches will take place in Exhibit Hall A, which recently had a number of improvements completed to expand its use.
Those include the installation of air conditioning and bleachers.
"Hopefully that will help us bring people in," Galvan said.
The Third Coast Offender's next bout is scheduled to take place May 8 in Robstown against the Cen-Tex Sirens.
The team held an exhibition season last year in which they were undefeated in the league.
Anyone interested in joining the league as a skater, referee or volunteer should visit the league's Web site at www.ccrollerderby.com or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.