Recreational Sports Report

A player charges upfield during an intramural soccer match on the field outside of Lee Hall this past week.  (Photo provided by Allison Martin)
A player charges upfield during an intramural soccer match on the field outside of Lee Hall this past week. (Photo provided by Allison Martin)

While the campus recreational sport season is in full swing with broomball and flag football in the middle of their seasons, the fall sports such as volleyball and softball are coming to a close.

Champions have been crowned in intramural beach volleyball. Rack City won the co-rec competitive intramural division. After a 5-1 regular season, the team stepped up its play for the playoffs.

After defeating The Revolution in the opening round, Rack City secured a 2-0 win against Team Saget in the quarterfinals before eliminating Young Ratchets 3-2 in the semifinals. Rack City shutout Practice Safe Sets 3-0 in the championship round to walk away with the intramural championship t-shirts.

With the beach volleyball season over, focus shifted to both the intramural softball and intramural soccer leagues.

In intramural soccer, there is just over a week remaining of the regular season as teams continue to compete for playoff positioning.

In the men’s competitive league, Free Mustache Rides secured an exciting 2-1 victory over Dottie’s Army to improve to 5-0 on the season and dealt Dottie’s Army its first defeat. These two teams remain on top of the standings and could meet in the playoffs, but Tornadoes and Beast Mode are also championship contenders.

The two squads played to a 1-1 tie on Monday, which moved Tornadoes to 2-1-2 on the season while Beast Mode remains ahead in the standings with a 3-1-1 record.

In the men’s recreational league, Futbol Jedis continued its dominating season by disposing of Oswego FC, 7-1, to move improve to 5-0 on the season. Futbol Jedis is the only undefeated team remaining in the division.

The co-rec league has started postseason play, with 12 teams battling for the title. Ball Busters, FC Underdogs, Team Swagger and Townies received byes in the first round and automatically advanced to the quarterfinals.

The rest of the teams will compete in opening round matches this week. The No. 7 seed, Eskimo Family, will face off against the ninth-seeded Townies Elite. Meanwhile, the fifth-seeded The Fat and the Furious will play 12th-seeded Brick Squad.

Team Blackout, the No. 6 seed will face the 10th ranked Filthy Lab Rats. Rounding out the playoff bracket, eighth-seeded Freshman FC will play the No. 11 seed, MooseGoWah.

The playoffs are also set to begin in both the co-rec and men’s competitive intramural softball leagues.

In the four-team co-rec division, the teams will only need to win two games to take home the championship.

Unbeaten WTOP and Athletes will face RIP C Boys (3-2) in the opening round, while the 1-4 Honey Nut Ichiros will face Funnelle All-Stars, who finished the season with a 3-2 record.

In the men’s competitive league, the seven, eight, nine and 10 seeds will play opening-round matches this week before the two winners move on to meet the six remaining teams in the quarterfinals.

The No. 1 ranked Rolltiders, who managed to go through the season undefeated, will have some competition from the No. 2 and 3 seeds.

The second-ranked The Guild and third-seeded Angels in the Troutfield each lost only one game during the season and will likely remain in contention.

Postseason play is set to resume throughout the week.