Weekend Wrap Up
The sun may have been shining and the temperature may have hit mid 90s this past weekend, but our UF sport club teams stuck through the heat and brought home some victories.
Women’s flag football participated in the Swamp Bowl at Southwest Fields. This weekend-long tournament was against teams traveling from all over the SEC region. They sent two teams to play, UF Blue and UF Orange. Our UF Orange team went out with their game faces on. At the end of the weekend, these ladies were crowned the 2018 Swamp Bowl Champions. What an amazing way to represent the Gators.
Our club tennis team sent their A, B and C teams to Orlando to participate in the UCF Nightro Cup. All three of the teams advanced to the gold bracket. The A-team lost by one game in the semi-finals.
However, our men’s club lacrosse team came back and defeated UCF 11 to 10. The team was down 10 to 9 with six minutes left on the clock. They pulled through and managed to go on a two-goal run. Their defense was on par with some stops that secured their win! Sophomore Max Gravenstine lead the team with four goals including the game-tying and game-winning goals.
A table tennis fundraiser and tournament occurred on Sunday morning at the Student Recreation and Fitness Center. Thirty participants from FSU, UCF and UF competed in three different divisions each consisting of 10 people. Competition was tough, but the team was able to get a new perspective to prepare for upcoming tournaments. Joseph Manach came in second place with 8 wins in the Division 3, serving as our highest individual score for the event.
The rock-climbing team travelled to Longwood, FL, sending 15 women and 37 men to compete. Sixteen members of the team placed this weekend.
The sand volleyball team swept this weekend's tournament in the men’s, women’s and co-ed divisions. Shout out to the individual teams that received the victory: Emily Hudson and Megan Schieffelin for women’s, Steven Garay and Stephen Harrison for men’s and Stephen Harrison and Emily Hudson for co-ed. The hot sand and direct sunlight didn’t seem to bother the team at all.
The women’s water polo club competed in the Sunshine Classic Tournament at the Florida Pool at Student Rec. The two-day tournament lasted all day Saturday and Sunday. The gators won eight out of nine games, beating UCF, FSU, Georgia Tech and University of Texas.
“We are a dedicated group of athletes, diverse in skill and this weekend was just a preview of what’s to come,” said Emily Stevenson, secretary of the Women’s Water Polo Club.
And that’s a wrap from this weekend’s competitive sport clubs!!
-Syd and Soph