The week at a glance in intramural sports games, scores and players.
By Kelsey Blair
The Beach Volleyball League started off Fall Intramurals this past weekend. Both the Co Rec and Men's Leagues began, and students were excited to get on the court and test out their Volleyball skills.
In the first men's game of the season it was "Russell and the Cox" versus "The Weapons." "The Weapons" were able to take home the victory two sets to none in two close games. They won the first set 22-20 and the second set 21-17.
"ZBT" suffered a hard loss Friday in their game versus "To Kill a Blocking Bird." After winning their first set 21-18, they lost in a nail biter in their second set 25-23. That set proved to make the difference as they fell short in the third set losing 21-15. With that, "To Kill a Blocking Bird" went home with their first victory of the season.
On Sunday, "To Kill a Blocking Bird" dominated in their second game of the season beating "The Big Dig" easily two sets to none. They won the first set 21-11 and the second set 21-12, bringing their record to 2-0.
This loss brought " The Big Dig" to 0-2 for the season. They lost to "The Weapons" two sets to none earlier in the day. "The Weapons" beat them 21-19 in the first set and 21-16 in the second set. This brought "The Weapons" overall record to 2-1.
"Bikini Bottom" dominated in their win over "Russell and the Cox." Winning their first set 21-14 and their second set 21-11. "Bikini Bottom" were able to easily win their second game of the day as well versus "ZBT", bring their record to 2-0.
In the Co Rec divisions things heated up quickly with close games, blow outs, and come back victories.
The first surprise of the season was "What are those?!." They were able to dominate "Gab Likes to Get Bumped," who were the defending champions from the beach volleyball tournament on Sunday Funday the week before. They won in two blowout games, beating them 21-16 in the first game and 21-9 in the second game.
This was a surprising comeback for "What are those?!" after their loss in the first game of the day against "That's What She Set." After "What are those?!" won their first game against them 21-19, they lost the next two 21-19 and 21-9.
This was "That's What She Set's." second victory of the season after beating "Oswego's Best" on Friday. They beat them two sets to one in their first game of the season.
For more information about Campus Recreation programs, building and pool hours, visit oswego.edu/campusrec or call Lee Hall at (315) 312-3114.
Player of the Week
by Kelsey Blair
Jonathan Roman, a Junior Business Administration Major from Brooklyn, NY has been selected as the Campus Recreation Player of the Week. Roman was selected as Player of the Week for his participation in the Men’s Intramurals Basketball League, where, he helped lead his team, “Oswego’s Very Own” to a dominating 87-33 victory over the “Ball Handlers”. He dominated in the game, scoring many 3-pointers. They currently have a record of 1-2, and are looking to make the playoffs. Although their record is not the best Roman says, “To be playing with the energy we have so far, I still have faith in our success and it starts with me.” Roman said he feels like he brings leadership to his team. He always tries to be there for his teammates and lift their spirits when they are feeling down. “Oswego’s Very Own” has not been playing together long like other teams so they are still trying to find everyone’s specific talents within the group. In high school Roman played basketball and was captain his junior and senior year. Roman has continued playing sports despite suffering a tough ACL injury in high school. He likes playing intramural sports here at Oswego because he says it gives students the chance to come together and have fun, while playing in a competitive environment. Roman’s friends would describe him as someone who is always laughing at everything, and brings positive energy to every environment he is around. He says, “Overall these sports gives us students time away from the books to actually have fun and put our minds and bodies together to ultimately win.””