Your favorite Air Squids drove up nice and early this past Sunday (10/22) to UCLA to attend the annual Sandwich Day frisbee tournament. One of very few pre-season tournaments, the Squids were amped up to get some long-due reps. Even with no coaches present, some trusted and well-respected Squids stepped up. Second-year dual threat PSI was crippled with a debilitating knee-injury, but vocally and spiritually stepped-up for the Squids. The 5-game day started off with a game against Fullerton – a mixed team whose players seemed quite new to frisbee. While they got one lucky score, the Squids were able to sweep the game easily 13-1. The second game for UCSD came against the Claremont Braineaters. One of their two teams at the tournament, Claremont did not have the firepower to match the hucks and aggressive defense of UCSD, so the Squids marched to their 2nd straight 13-1 victory. The third challenge of the day was UCLA, who had also split their team into multiple squads. Their team was undermanned, and the combined power of Doof’s defense and Zeta’s zippy throws led the Squids to another win, 13-2. With the first three pool play games out of the way, the Squids found themselves as the number one seed in their pool, and a lock for the bracket play to come. After a delicious lunch break consisting of free wraps offered by UCLA, the Squids were refreshed and rejuvenated to take on the rest of the tournament. The first game of the afternoon came against the Occidental Detox – a team UCSD had lost to on the previous Sandwich day. The Squids were sick of the disrespect, and blew out Occidental 11-5, with spectacular defensive plays from Bing Bing and Deefo. The 5th and final game of the day came against USC, a familiar foe for the Squids. A team with little depth, the Squids knew what they had to do to close out the tournament, but the game started off slow. The Squid offensive was uncharacteristically slow to start the game, and they even trailed at half. As the game came down to the wire, the Squids found themselves down multiple points, and their hardest test of the tournament was yet to come. Stellar defensive plays from Hooch and Yurt gave the Squids multiple chances to score, but the Squids remained behind. Tensions were rising as time slipped away, but enough points were won for the Squids to tie the game, and a universe point ending was in the script. USC worked the disc down the field, but on the endzone line, the pass was too floaty, and captain Agapito swatted it down to give UCSD possession. After a centering pass from star player Namo, Agapito launched one final full-field huck to a speeding Tendy, who completed the pass, giving the Squids a huge comeback victory. While the games were harder than the Squids expected, they got what they came for: an undefeated day, securing yet another Sandwich day title.