First place. Undefeated.
This last weekend my wonderfully tough and fearless crew CRUSHED our competition. And by competition, I mean the twelve other teams who came and attended the Gold Rush II Cup of 2014.
Our first game was against Duke University with a final score of 70* – 110. The asterisk means that they caught the snitch that ended the game, however our final score surpassed theirs so we won that match.
Afterwards we played Wilmington University and University of South Carolina in pool play – and defeated them both.
That afternoon once bracket play began, we got a bye because we were number one seed in the tournament. LET ME REPEAT: number one seed. So proud.
As bracket play started we were matched up again against University of South Carolina, though an aggressive game we ended up winning against them yet again with a final score of 120* – 70.
Our final match was against Virginia Tech, we hadn’t seen much of them throughout the day so we were not sure what to expect.
As we got ready to play on the field, we had coin tossed and got the side of the field battling the light of sunset. It was blinding. I couldn’t tell you if someone was directly in front of me because my vision was so illuminated. Though the struggle was frustrating we decided it couldn’t let it stop us, after all – we are undefeated thus far.
Throughout the game we always were up in score, but we didn’t want to completely rely on this security. About mid-way through the game one of our players gave one of VA Tech’s players a concussion (with a legal tackle. I told you Quidditch is tougher than you think. If you want to see how aggressive it can be, watch this video from a tournament this summer, just don’t listen much to the music, it’s explicit – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwhqJhe0hzs
). Things were getting a little crazy.
As the game came to a finish, we ended it with a final score of 140*-20. That means we were already 110 points ahead of them before catching the snitch.
Immediately after we were all awarded individual medals and celebrated as we were announced as victors!
Currently, according to www.USQuidditch.com our University is ranked as the #22 best school in the nation.
This is why I love college – I get to do this.
Tech actually reimburses us for all our trip expenses making these tournaments free and letting me experience unforgettable moments such as these.
If you want to play a full-contact, Co-Ed, not for the weak-of-heart sport, then come on out and see what this is all about. We practice every Tuesday/Thursday/Sunday, and we have a public Facebook page if you want any more info:
These pictures are of our whole team reppin’ our medals – in the last one we are with the second place winners, Virginia Tech!