Hey Friends! If you’re wondering how the Psychos did at the annual Kendra Fallon Memorial tournament, look no further. The Psychos’ UCSD-A team went undefeated on the first day and took 3rd place overall, with only 2 losses to USC and UCLA on the second day. Games on the first and second day include wins over ASU, Utah, SDSU, CSU Long Beach, and Cal Poly SLO. For those of you who may not know, this tournament is the last tournament of our preseason, and is heavily used as a learning tournament for our rookies. It’s safe to say that they learned lots, and even got comfortable throwing a backhand defense on other teams.
Although we lost to USC and UCLA, both games were great learning experiences and were well fought. During the game against UCLA, a team that has been to Nationals many times, the Psychos kept the score within a one point differential. One of our rookies, Samantha “Khaso” Wool, even ended up getting two hand blocks on Heist! In the end, UCLA pulled away and ended up winning by 2, but both teams enjoyed playing each other.
Highlights of the tournament include Leanne “Muse” Go’s defense, as well as her amazingly placed hucks. She is constantly working hard on defense to force teams to turnover the disc. Another highlight that stood out from the last game of the tournament was when Maria “Fluxx” Zavala, who was handling throughout both days of the tournament decided to be a cutter for the last point. She caught a perfectly placed huck from Kelli “Krypto” Iwa to end the game against ASU and win third place for the Psychos.
We’ve been sustaining a lot of injuries lately, and hope that everyone makes a speedy recovery. Right now we have two players out due to leg injuries, two players out due to concussions, and one player with an injured hip bone. We want to thank the trainers for helping take care of us, and the alumni for supporting and coaching our team! Thanks for reading, and be sure to catch our next article from our first in-season tournament: Santa Barbara Invite!
Article written by
Jasmine “Pyro” Simmons