Dodge, weave, throw for victory
Posted May 15, 2009
Sherazad Shaikh

Rudy Martinez and Alex Hacker from Phi Delta Theta gains one of the four dodge balls as Ben Van Kleeck and Roger Toledo from Sketches team takes possession of the other ball. Phi Delta Theta won first place in intramurals dodge ball finals May 7.

Priscilla Saint-Cyr, a freshman athletic training major was left alone on the court to defend Team Sketch in two rounds at the Campus Activities Board intramural dodge ball tournament May 7 in the Sports Science and Athletics Pavilion Gymnasium.

The four day dodge ball tournament ended May 7 as four teams went head-head to battle it out for the championship.

The dodge ball tournament consisted of four nights on April 28 and April 30 and May 5 and May 7.

Each team had to play a game consisting of three rounds.

The crowd cheered Saint-Cyr on as she ducked and swerved around the court desperately trying to stay in the game.

“I was scared but I managed to stay in,” Saint-Cyr said.

In the end Team Sketch lost to Phi Delta Theta who were the night’s champions.

Four teams played that night in two semifinal games.The winners of those games played in the finals.

The four teams in the semifinals were Phi Delt Theta team, Team Sketch, Team Fastbreak and CAB’s team.

The Phi Delta Theta team, led by junior international business and language major Douglas Mendoza, won the first round against Team Sketch, led by Jonathan Elias, a sophomore history and philosophy major.

Team Fastbreak led by senior business administration major Ryan Figgs won against CAB’s team led by sophomore liberal studies major and Major Events Co-Chairwoman.

Although problems with the lighting in the gym caused a stall for Thursday’s game as well as other past events, the teams and audience enjoyed the tournament.

“The light system is ridiculous but I think we’ll have a good night,” Intramural Chair and event host, Adan Jaime said.

“It was a hard game,” Mendoza said. “I feel good.”

Team Fastbreak and Phi Delta Theat team were victorious in the semifinals and moved to the finals games. The Phi Delta Theta team were the winners.

The Phi Delta Theta champions played aggressively, but CAB’s team laughed and enjoyed a playful match.

“We have a lot of CAB spirit,” Williams said. “We love each other.”

Williams was optimistic about the game.

“We suffered defeat,” Williams said. “We’re just glad we made it to the finals.”

Williams said she was thankful that the University allowed them to hold the event in the new gym.

Keith Morando, a junior business administration major and Phi Delta Theata team member felt proud and amazing at the end of the night’s game.

“We’re a fraternity so closeness is a factor,” Morando said. “I think that’s why we won.”

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