UC San Diego Women’s Ultimate Southwest Regionals
This year UC San Diego was again competing in the Southwest Ultimate Regional Competition Regionals where they had a chance to fight for one of three bids to compete against the nation’s top 25 teams in Nationals. UC San Diego was seeded first at this tournament, so there was a lot of pressure to maintain status.
The first game of the tournament was against Stanford. Last year, Stanford lost in the finals against UC San Diego, so this year they came back playing with vengeance. Unfortunately for Stanford, UC San Diego still took the game 13-4. The second game was against the home team, Cal Poly SLO. SLO put up a fight, but UC San Diego still won the game 13-5. The third game was against Long Beach. A Psycho alum and former captain currently coaches the current Long Beach team, making them the most challenging team to play this weekend. UC San Diego won the game 12-9. The last game of the day was against USC. Even though very worn out and fatigued, UC San Diego won the game 13-1.
The second day had one more game of pool play left. This game was against Northern Arizona. UC San Diego won the game 13-1. The Psychos finished pool play in the top of pool A and headed to the semis to play for a ticket to Nationals. The semi-finals were against UCLA, which the Psychos have already met many times this season. Each team was familiar with each other’s play style but the hard fought game ended with UC San Diego winning 15-7. In the Finals, UC San Diego once again met UCSB as this was the third tournament finals this season where this match-up came to be. The game ended in a blowout with UC San Diego winning 15-2, making the UC San Diego Psychos the Southwest Regionals Champions for the 2nd year in a row! Catch them on Memorial Day weekend in Round Rock, Texas competing at the National College Championships!