Weekly Sports Report
The week at a glance in intramural sports games, scores and players.
Campus Recreation Report
Outdoor Intramural Sports Leagues are wrapping up as the Soccer and Flag Football teams are headed into their championship games.
The final game is set in the CoRec Competitive Soccer League, with the Skillz that Kills and NARP Life. The Skillz that Kills earned an automatic seed in the playoffs, where both teams swept through the competition leading up to the final game. Both teams are coming off of shut out wins in the semifinals, and are eyeing their final victory. NARP Life is looking to redeem themselves after their only loss of the season was to Skillz that Killz. Check out next week’s article to find out who took home the championship t-shirt.
In other play, The Men’s Competitive Soccer Bracket is headed into its semifinal round. Rowdy Rooster, NARP Life, Team Phoenix, and Russian FurBalls remain in the hunt for the overall Champion of the league. A first round key matchup was between team 6 Messi’s versus Kickitorticket. In the regular season, 6 Messi’s only loss was to team KickitorTicket. Team 6 Messi’s were looking to redeem themselves and win big to move on the next round, but in the end it was KickitorTicket taking the win 3-2 in the final minutes of the game. Kickitorticket will take on Rowdy Roosters, who has a first round bye to see who will have a chance to go to the semifinals. In the bottom of the bracket, The Averages Joes have had an impressive run in the playoffs thus far. Being seeded 11th overall, and being the underdogs going into playoffs. The Average Joes beat Harambe’s Discipline 3-1, and in a hard fought game they beat Team Pheonix 1-0, to keep their playoff dreams alive. They now head into the semifinals and take on NARP Life for a chance to go to the finals. Stay tuned for the next article for who took home the Championship.
Champions were crowned in the CoRec and Men’s Softball Leagues. On Sunday, the CoRec Bracket was set to play. Seeded first over all, Car Ramrod took on ChurchGroup in the first playoff game of the day. In the end Car Ramrod had an impressive game winning, 16-3 to move on to the finals. In other parts of the bracket, Cleats and Cleavage fought Brokebat Mountain for the final spot in the Championship game. Cleats and Cleavage secured their spot in the championship game beating Brokebat Mountain 10-3.
In the championship game, Car Ramrod looked to complete the season undefeated. As Cleats and Cleavage looked to redeem themselves after their only loss of the season was to Car Ramrod. The entire game went back and forth with runs, hits and bunts, but finally in the last inning Car Ramrod was ahead by 4 runs. Cleats and Cleavage weren’t backing down, they rallied back within 1, and with the bases loaded and 2 outs, Car Ramrod made a great play to get the 3rd out, winning the game 11-10, and taking home the Championship T-shirt.
“It felt great to win the championship with my teammates. It was a great team effort against a very good team and we were fortunate enough to come out with the win,” Michael Drummond of Team Car Ramrod said.
In Men’s Competitive Softball playoff action, the number 1 seed, Average Joes, battled the number 4 seed, Los Angeles Riots, for the chance to advance to the championship game. In the end, the Los Angeles Riots were just too powerful for the Average Joes and took home the win 8-4. Going into the Championship game, it was Los Angeles Riots versus The Buellers Boys. It was a hard fought game with The Buellers Boys starting out strong taking the lead 3-0 in the first inning. The Los Angeles Riots were not giving up and they batted in several runs taking the lead in the middle of the 3rd inning. By the last inning the Bueller Boys were able to tie it up, and take the game into extra innings. In the end, the Los Angeles Riots took home the win and the championship T-shirt, 13-10.
The Flag Football League final rounds are this weekend and Championship games are this Sunday, October 23rd at Lee Hall Field starting at 1pm,come out and root for your favorite team. In other intramural sports the Broomball, Floor Hockey, Badminton, and Basketball Leagues have all started at Campus Recreation.
For more information about Campus Recreation programs, gym and pool hours, visit oswego.edu/campusrec or call Lee Hall at (315) 312-3114.
Player of the Week
by Kelsey Blair
McKean is a Senior Broadcasting and Mass Communication Major from Syracuse NY, has been selected as the Campus Recreation Player of the Week. McKean was selected as Player of the Week for winning the Campus Recreations Final Four Bracket Challenge. He beat out over 70 other people to win, finishing with a total of 1140 points. He was the only person in the entire group to choose Villanova as the winner. Every year McKean follows the college basketball season and tournament. He said each year he only makes one bracket because he believes people should only be allowed one shot at a perfect bracket. He tries to watch as many games throughout the tournament as time allows, and enjoys reading the information and stats that ESPN lists on each matchup. As far as his strategy for picking his bracket this year he said, “I try to pick a few upsets every year because they always occur, but this year I only had one or two picked correctly. I liked the way Villanova played all year. I thought they had great players but more importantly they had great chemistry and played well as a team, which is a key to winning six games in a row. As I had the bracket progressing I liked their chances to beat every team and ultimately picked them to win. However, I was not complaining that Syracuse went a lot farther than I predicted.” His friends would describe McKean as fun, outgoing and adaptable. He enjoys trying new things and trying to get out of his comfort zone to have new experiences. He is a self pro claimed “music nerd” and loves playing guitar and audio engineering which he would like to turn into a career. McKean enjoyed participating the in the Campus Recreation Bracket Challenge this year and said, “I love the competitiveness of the tournament and bracket challenge as well as the fact that anything can happen in the tournament. The games are so exciting and nerve wracking and I definitely get way to into them but it's a huge passion of mine.”