Gainesville Wild vs Palm Beach Breakers – Matchup Preview

by Jun 27, 2021Uncategorized0 comments

Friday

7/2/2021

6 PM

Orange County Convention Center

 

Both the Gainesville Wild and the Palm Beach Breakers are teams that recently re-branded from former team names. The Gainesville Wild re-located from Jacksonville where they were then branded the Jacksonville Steel. The Palm Beach Breakers was a result of a team merger between the Palm Beach Elite and the Pompano Pulse. Both teams first competed in the As 1 Tournament in December of 2020.

The Wild had completely revamped their roster prior to the Tournament with most players coming from Texas. They performed well with fresh talent and made it all the way to the Championship where they fell just short of beating the Fort Lauderdale Lions.

The Breakers retained many core players from both previous teams, and had 2 very close and well-fought matches but ended up 0-2 at the end of the Tournament.

Wild - Match Active Roster
STARTERS

 

10Julie Raider25Blake Kidder
29Laura Braun42RJ Hibbard
11Laura Callicut32Josh Rundall
4Sammy Nalley23Nick Shappee
12Tracy Zimmer18Patrick Long

 

ALTERNATES

 

8Carissa Macay7Samuel Martin
17Katie Mork33Austin Siegel (WildCard)
38Dez Muir11John Duenckel

Definitions:

Starter – the first 5 players in either gender allowed to play in a match.

Alternate – a non-starter that can be activated by benching an active player for the remainder of the match.

WildCard – the only alternate allowed to be activated without permanently benching an active player. A WC is limited to 2 races per match.

 

Breakers - Match Active Roster
STARTERS

 

7Kayleigh Walsh2Angel Rodriguez
23Gaby Moestar20Alex Oliveras
16Denise Tam42Kevin Jennings
15Kirsten Therrien8Jose Caretto
4Claudia Reque80Spencer Cotton

 

ALTERNATES

 

88Nat Fraley3Ezra Diaz
  69Willie Hall (WildCard)
  5Evan Hesse

Definitions:

Starter – the first 5 players in either gender allowed to play in a match.

Alternate – a non-starter that can be activated by benching an active player for the remainder of the match.

WildCard – the only alternate allowed to be activated without permanently benching an active player. A WC is limited to 2 races per match.