Howard came in to this game with no serious expectations, and they left the champs. With their only wins last year coming off of opponent's forfeitures, the Ducks were looking to just have a good time this sean. But they found themselves in the championship game, and their game plan never shifted. The match started and they were down early and lost the first game of the series, but they never let it get to them. The ducks were a fairly young squad, led by sophomore Marie Cole and freshman Chloe Wieber, and it was this youth that kept them going. Never getting down on themselves or taking the game too seriously had been their mantra all season, but now that they know they can win, they expect to be as competitive again next year.
For McGlinn, a dorm that frequents the championship games, they walked away disappointed but happy with their performance. They put up a tough battle, winning the first game, and keeping it close in the next two. They showed up in their classic loose attitude and style, self-titled "monochromatic gangster swag". Although it was a tough loss, they loved being out here with their team. Juniors Kelsey Fink and Brittany Heart commented on how tight-knit a team they were and how they enjoy playing with each other. Winning, although a great benefit, is not the purpose of their participation in Recsports events, they are in it for the team aspect. While they will lose some key players next year, McGlinn always strives to stay competitive in every sport they participate in. This reporter has a feeling that it won't be the last of the Shamrocks.
Later that evening, Keenan and Keough faced off for the Men's Interhall Championship, and for Keenan it was the perfect end to their perfect season. Having only dropped 3 sets the entire season, they were on a mission to succeed and that's exactly what they did. Sophomore Demetrius Murphy attributed their success to the unity and teamwork that he and his teammates shared. Jokingly he commented that "we're like a family." Although they are losing one of their star players due to graduation, they hope to be back in contention for the championship again next year.
For Keough it was a heartbreaking loss, but they gave it their all and they held their heads high walking off the court. The Kangaroos were used to hard fought tough battles having taken all of their playoff games into the 3rd and final set. However they were just unable to close out the 2nd or 3rd set after quickly winning game 1. Junior Seamus Donegan was proud of his team and the way they played. They had a blast to make it this far but they came up just short of the championship. However, it isn't the end for them. They are returning every member of their team so will be looking to make a championship run again next year.
Thanks to all the team teams for their awesome performances and efforts. The players and fans were all happy to receive O'Rourkes coupons for playing in and witnessing this week's Game of the Week. Next week we'll be featuring the Broomball Championships, check out our pictures on our Facebook page and don't forget to follow us on twitter @NDRecsports.