Thursday, May 21, 2015
For our annual Spring Break tournament, the Squids travelled to Atlanta, Georgia to attend Terminus for the first time. This tournament was a mid-level tournament, and the Squids were one of the better teams there, seeded #2 overall out of 12 teams. By traveling to the East coast, we had the opportunity to play many teams we would not usually see such as Tufts, Dartmouth, and Georgetown.
Our first game was against Williams. The weather was nice, but the game was a chippy, hard-fought battle. The score was 10-10, and we scored the final 2 points to take the game 12-10. Next, we played a very small Mississippi team and took care of business, winning 13-6. Our third and final game of the day was against Northern Iowa. This game was a dogfight, with hard fouls being committed by both teams. At one point, Northern Iowa was up 7-5 until the Squids jacked up their energy and went on a huge run, winning 13-9.
By winning our pool, we had a bye straight into the quarterfinals, where we faced a disciplined University of Chicago team. Miscues hampered the play of both sides and the defensive lines of both team capitalized often. The game was decided on universe point, 12-12, where we score to take the game. The Squids head into the semifinals against little-known team Kennesaw State. Despite a lack of reputation, their game on the field spoke volumes. They attacked deep early and often with tall and fast athletes, and it worked. They took the game 13-11, dropping the Squids into a game against Dartmouth for 3rd place. Against Dartmouth, the Squids played loose and happy, easily scoring and taking the game 13-10 for a 3rd place finish at Terminus. Overall, the tournament was a great building block for our team as we head into Sectionals and Regionals.
May 2 - Regionals (5/2-5/3)
Apr 18 - Sectionals (4/18-4/19)
Feb 14 - President's Day Invite (2/14-2/16)