Sigma Chi A Dominates Colgate Intermurals

Troy Somero

In Colgate intramural sports, the month of March has been marked by the domination of one team: Sigma Chi A. The squad was able to pull off victories in the intramural ice hockey and dodgeball tournaments, highlighting an exciting week of intramural action prior to Spring Break.

Ice HockeyThe second-seeded Sigma Chi A ice hockey squad emerged victorious in the Division I playoffs, held during the week of March 6, after a couple of close calls along its way to intramural glory.While the top-seeded Whalers easily eliminated Theta Chi, who advanced to play the Whalers by way of an 8-5 victory in a play-in game, Sigma Chi A advanced after a nail-biter against Beta Theta Pi, defeating their fellow fraternity by a 3-2 margin.In the championship game, the intramural experience and superb goaltending of Sigma Chi A was no match for the Whalers, as the regular season champion and top seed fell in the finals by a 3-2 margin.The Division-II playoffs were highlighted by the highly anticipated third match-up of the year between the top-seeded Yo Mets and the second-seeded Panty Raiders.The Yo Mets advanced to the finals after both a first-round bye and a defeat of Phi Delta Theta (Phi Delt) in the semifinals by a 10-4 margin.On the other side of the bracket, the Panty Raiders also took advantage of a first-round bye by defeating Team 917, 5-2, in the next round to advance to the championship.In the Division-II Championship, the Yo Mets once again proved that experience in intramural sports pays dividends, as the intramural mainstays knocked out the lower-seeded Panty Raiders, 4-2, to take home the title.DodgeballOn the same day that it captured the ice hockey crown, Sigma Chi A’s athletes likewise took another championship “up the hill” with them in Colgate’s first-ever intramural dodgeball tournament.In the single-elimination tournament held on the Sunday before break, Sigma Chi A vigorously defended its second seed by dodging the likes of the Finaglers, the Average Joes, Delta Kappa Epsilon A and the Diabeatings in order to secure the championship.The surprise of the tournament, however, was the Diabeatings. Like Wisconsin-Milwaukee in this year’s men’s NCAA Tournament, the 12th-seeded Diabeatings took advantage of their lower seeding by knocking off a number of higher-seeded teams that were either under-matched or unsuspecting of the dangerous 12 seed.Discounting the 2-0 defeat handed to the squad by Sigma Chi A in the finals, the Diabeatings defeated Gamma Phi Beta, Phi Delt, the Investment Bankers and the Yo Mets II by a combined score of 8-0. Ultimately, however, the Cinderella squad fell short in the championship game to a powerful and focused Sigma Chi A squad.

With the month of April approaching, Colgate’s most popular intramural sport, softball, is set to return soon. Once the snow finally disappears from Whitnall Field, play will commence. If any teams are interested in participating in intramural softball this year, they are encouraged to submit an entry to the Recreational Sports Office as soon as possible.