The intramural floor hockey championships took place in Millhiser Gymnasium Tuesday night. Both games showcased skill and plenty of sideline spirit.
For the men's championship game, Sigma Chi played the Kings. Both teams had at least 20 people on the sidelines, and they were cheering as if this was an NCAA tournament game. Sigma Chi even had custom uniform jerseys.
Matt Potolicchio and Brian Gramolini, both seniors, scored for the Kings to cheers comparable to those heard at Spider football games. The Kings showed especially strong goalkeeping abilities. There were a lot of men jumping up and down, screaming, and it was clear how seriously they were taking the game. At one point, a Sigma Chi brother fell to the ground, resulting in cheers from the other team and indignant yelling from his own.
Only two goals were scored during the entire game, both by the Kings. With this decisive victory over Sigma Chi, the Kings secured its place as floor hockey champions.
Pi Beta Phi took on Delta Delta Delta in the women's floor hockey championship game. Both teams began the game with fewer than 10 fans in attendance. Fans came in and out during the game, as opposed to the boys, who came at the start and stayed until the end. Pi Phi's goalie, sophomore Jessica Matsuda, and Tri Delta's goalie, Courtney Trowbridge, both had incredible performances.
The game was very back and forth – almost every goal scored by one team was answered with one from the other. Tri Delta scored first and Pi Phi responded with two more goals, bringing the score to 2-1. Pi Phi scored a third time, increasing its lead.
At this point, the Tri Delta sisters on the sidelines began a synchronized cheer. Pi Phi did the same, and both sidelines competed to be louder.
As the game wound down, Tri Delta scored twice, bringing the score to an even 3-3. Pi Phi scored once more, in what would be its final goal of the game. Tri Delta would eventually scored two more goals, giving it a 5-4 victory and the women’s floor hockey championship.
For Pi Phi, senior Maggie Oberkircher scored two goals, freshman Emily Kaminsky scored one and sophomore Megan Barsella scored one. For Tri Delta, senior Sam Shalom scored three goals while senior Emily Dietrick scored two for Tri Delta.
The Kings and Delta Delta Delta put up a good fight, as did all of the other teams that competed in this successful floor hockey intramural season.
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