Snowstorm Kills Intermural Soccer Season

The intramural soccer regular season came to an anticlimactic close this week due to the snowstorm that affected the area on Tuesday.The storm rendered Whitnall Field unplayable for Tuesday and Wednesday. Additionally, due to a lack of light after 4 p.m. and colder weather, the season came to an abrupt end on Monday with most teams unable to complete a full season.

There was no surprise in League A as Phi Kappa Tau (Phi Tau) finished the regular season with a 3-0 record.With experience and a fast, physical style of play, Phi Tau capped its perfect season by defeating Delta Upsilon (DU) 2-0 last Thursday, thus securing the top seed in next week’s Division-I Tournament.

Second place in the league went to Cobra Chi, which capitalized on an opportunity to secure second by defeating Theta Chi, 3-2, last Thursday.With the loss, Theta Chi finished the regular season at 2-2.

Beta Theta Pi (Beta) missed its opportunity to move into a third-place tie with Theta Chi, due to the cancellation of its game on Tuesday against Phi Tau.Beta locked up fourth place in the league at 1-2, while DU ended its soccer campaign winless at 0-3.

A late-game goal with 15 seconds left and an eventual tie with Phi Delta Theta (Phi Delt) last Wednesday allowed Diabeatings to secure first-place in League B and the top seed in the Division-II Tournament.The Diabeatings’ experience and determination propelled them to first place in the league with a 2-0-1 record, while Phi Delt had to settle for second place and a 1-0-1 record.

Phi Delt’s opponent this week, the ANL Pound R’s, finished the regular season at 1-1 and locked up third place in League B, while Red Dog ended league play overmatched and winless with an 0-3 record.

The best story of intramural soccer this fall has to be League C’s Galacticos.As the intramural squad with the most foreign flavor, the Galacticos finished their regular season with a perfect 4-0 record. This came after ousting a fiery, yet overmatched Yo Mets squad, 8-0.With a score differential of 35-0 in its four regular season games, the Galacticos moved up to the Division-I Tournament and will test the fraternity ranks in the postseason.

While the Galacticos thumped the competition, the rest of the League C pack remained a bit more competitive.

Hugs Not Drugs, the artists-formerly-known-as-East-Hall, took second place in the league at 3-2 after a close 4-3 win over Donkey Ranch on Monday.The loss pushed the late-entry, Burro squad into a third place tie with Yo Mets at 1-1 and 2-2, respectively, after the two defeats the Yo Mets suffered on Monday.

The bottom of League C has the professorial Hamilton Academicals FC at 2-3, while a winless Team Rad dropped out of intramural competition this week.

Thus the table is set for the Division-I and Division-II Tournaments, set to begin on Monday on Whitnall Field with the Division-II first-round. Under-the-radar teams to watch out for are the Galacticos and the ANL Pound R’s, which lost a close two-goal contest to the Diabeatings earlier this season.

However, despite these upstart teams, look for Phi Tau and the Diabeatings to show why they earned the top seed in their respective tournaments, as both squads look poised to walk off Whitnall Field on Sunday, November 6 with intramural soccer championships.