Just like that, intramural basketball season is over.
Is there even a point to finishing the rest of the semester now that the most important part of the spring term has been settled? Of course, I’m just joking.
There are still formals to go to, and I’m pretty sure GATA’s intramural director, Emily Sears, is just dying to ask me to go with her, especially since I’m so kind to her in this column every week.
Men’s Champ Basketball
Over the past couple of years, Sub T-16 has seen an incredible increase in athletic performance when it comes to intramurals. Not that the club didn’t have athletes before. It simply had different”¦ priorities. OK, so the priorities might still be the same, but at least Sub T is entertaining to watch now. They’re also everyone’s favorite team – to hate.
Meanwhile, GSP seems to be every social club woman’s favorite team. If only dating was an intramural sport.
The two teams have forged a bit of a rivalry recently, and after a GSP victory earlier this season, it seemed Sub T’s hopes at repeating as basketball champs might be slim. After the Gammas jumped out to a large lead early, a repeat was seriously doubted.
But Sub T fought back harder than the Department of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences and stole the lead by halftime. From there, it was a see-saw affair, sort of like a Kojie-Moonie dating relationship, until the final minutes when Sub T pulled away for good to win 54-50 and repeat as champions.
Women’s Champ Basketball
Everyone’s favorite club rivalry took center stage in the championship, and the competition was hotter than one of Annie’s omelettes.
Basketball is the only sport the Siggies haven’t won in the past five years, while the Kojies had won four of the last five championships. Cakewalk, right?
Wrong. These girls came to ball. Most of them can dribble better than that one faulty spout on the GATA fountain, and it was a close contest right from the start.
The Kojies clung to a slim lead through the first half, sort of like how they cling to their hopes of being the coolest club on campus. But the Siggies’ shooting prowess took over in the second half, as Sigma Theta Chi wrote the latest chapter in the popular rivalry with a 36-26 victory.
Men’s Champ Soccer
Sub T-16 is looking to chase its basketball championship with a shot at repeating as soccer champs. So far, they look to be in good shape to do so, owning a 2-1-0 record. Technically that puts them in fourth place, but Frats and Friends and GSP have only played one game each, so the standings will inevitably change.
Sub T’s only loss came at the hands of Baba Yao, another team that looks to challenge for the championship.
Baba Yao is led by Kenyan transplant Kip “Don’t call me Wilmose” Kiplagat. Not being from America, his soccer skills are obviously going to be superior to most others’.
Kiplagat offered his team’s secret to playing successful soccer.
“Secret?” he asked. “I wish we had one, but we’re not Victoria. We just play the game, have fun and kind of end up winning.”
His expectations for the season are very straightforward.
“I hope to see my team named as the outdoor 2014-2015 champions,” Kiplagat said. “Anything less, we should’ve been playing in the rec league.”
GSP and Frats and Friends both play Monday and Tuesday next week, while the other four teams have one game each.
Women’s Champ Soccer
Women’s soccer is brimming with conflict. The biggest issue is trying to decide if it’s a better idea to watch the game or watch the grass grow. Either way, bring a pillow.
Sigma Theta Chi and B.O.B. (no, not the rapper), are both undefeated and at the top of the standings.
Ko Jo Kai sits at 2-1-0 and plays the Siggies at 9 p.m. Tuesday.
There are numerous things you could do on your Tuesday night. You could go swing dancing in the Rec. You could go bowling at PrimeTime. You could go to Tuesday Night Trivia at The Seafood Tavern. Unfortunately you can’t go to the Skatin’ Place because they’re closed on Tuesday nights. I found that out this week.
Or you could go watch soccer. Time is money, so invest it wisely.
OK, I don’t actually dislike women’s soccer that much. But ever since the referee helped the women’s national team beat Canada in the Olympic semifinals, I just can’t take it seriously.